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Licensed Vocational Nurse- PRN - Nexus Specialty Hospital - Shenandoah, TX

Description

Under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse/House Supervisor/Nurse Manager, the LVN provides direct nursing care in accordance with the laws governing LVN nursing practice and hospital policies and procedures.

JOB SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensures that scope of duties and services provided are consistent and within the guidelines of the state LVN Nurse Practice Act and hospital policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of individual patients’/residents’ histories, current progress, care requirements and treatment goals.
  • Demonstrates ability to make appropriate nursing decisions when evaluating patients/residents which includes reporting changes in patient’s condition to registered nurse for evaluation/intervention.
  • Complies with established medication administration policies and procedures, including the 10 rights and legible documentation.
  • Performs patient rounds at least every 2 hours.
  • Effectively operates and troubleshoots commonly utilized equipment and reports non-functioning equipment to Central Supply.
  • Completes all required documentation legibly and prior to the end of the shift.
  • Receives telephones orders from the Licensed Independent Practitioner and completes orders per established policies and procedures. Ensures read back process occurs for accuracy.
  • Re-evaluates patients per established policies and procedures to identify progress and trends that require intervention or reporting to the Registered Nurse or Licensed Independent Practitioner.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform basic drug calculations.
  • Investigates all unfamiliar procedures, techniques and medications (purpose, methods and side effects) before carrying them out.
  • Participates in team rounds when appropriate. Completes Team Conference documentation.
  • Accepts patient assignments, within scope, as directed by the House Supervisor/Nurse Manager.Coordinates care with Registered Nurse, Nurse Manager and ancillary clinical departments to provide optimal patient care.
  • Coordinates and oversees care delivered by certified nursing assistants.Ensures patient weights are performed and documented for patients as ordered.
  • Enhances professional growth by attending seminars or further educational opportunities.
  • Actively seeks out opportunities for professional growth and development.
  • Participates in orientation of new employees.
  • Possesses ability to recognize changes in patient condition, and appropriately reports change to Registered Nurse/House Supervisor/Nurse Manager and implements appropriate interventions with guidance from registered nurse.
  • Completes documentation that reflects patient events, communication, status, and changes.
  • Verbalizes and performs the Licensed Vocational Nurse role in patient emergency situations and cardiopulmonary arrest.
  • Communicates with patients, patient’s family, staff, and physicians in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Attends at least 80% of all staff meetings.
  • Attends at least 80% of Nurse Education at Nexus Specialty Hospital.
  • Participates as a nurse team member in Quality Management System.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION:

  • Licensed Vocational Nurse in the State in which providing care.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Preferred minimum of at least two (2) year experience in acute/post-acute hospital setting.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Maintain current licensure as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in the State in which performing duties.
  • Maintain current BLS/ACLS certification in good standing during employment. If LVN does not have ACLS, certification must be obtained within 90 days from the date of hire.
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) Certified or must obtain within 90 days of hire.
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