A Nurse Extender is responsible for direct and /or indirect care of the patient under the direction of an RN.
Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing.
Knowledge of general nursing principles and practice skills: knowledge of organizational functions, policies, and regulations: knowledge of current trends and new developments: knowledge of principles and practices of nursing, applicable to those areas requiring special education.
Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration
Must be licensed as an LPN in the State of Tennessee and attend Erlangers IV certification within seven (7) months of hire. Completion of BLS prior to beginning patient care. Must become a Tennessee licensed registered nurse within three years of hire date.
Department Position Summary:
The employee works on the different medical/surgical units or specialty areas based on the staffing needs of each nursing unit. Assignments may vary from day to day. Contributes to the nursing assessment by collecting, reporting and documenting objective and subjective data in an accurate and timely manner. Notifies the appropriate nursing team members/team leaders and medical staff of changes in the patients status. Collects and records information pertinent to the patients status. Collaborates with all team members in the continuous evaluation of the patient , including responses to nursing interventions. Participates in the revisions to the patient care plan when appropriate. Assists with administration and delivery of medications, treatments and other patient care duties as ordered by the Physician.
The individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patients status. He or she must also be able to interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs. The employee must also provide the care needed as described in the nursing units policies and procedures.
|Date Posted||December 12, 2018|
|Date Closes||March 12, 2019|
|Located In||Chattanooga, TN|