Job Summary: The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) is responsible for assisting and collaborating with the RN in the delivery of nursing care for assigned patients. Participates in gathering assessment data and jointly planning patient care within the scope of practice of an LVN. Provides care to meet the physical and emotional needs of patient, carrying out the physician's orders in a manner that insures quality and patient safety. Must be a superior communicator, have excellent customer service skills, be enthusiastic, and display a high degree of professionalism.
Major Responsibilities / Duties / Critical Tasks:
- Assesses, plans, implements, evaluates, and documents the daily care of assigned patients. Identifies patient care needs, individualizes care plan, and revises plan of care as needed.
- Executes physician's orders for all assigned patients.
- Administers medications and treatments and delivers population specific competent nursing care.
- Performs routine technical procedures/skills. Performs and reports Point of Care testing.
- Provides basic patient/family instruction and healthcare teaching.
- Respects and supports patient rights.
- Maintains patient privacy and confidentiality of information at all times.
- Accountable for the identification and reduction of unsafe practices that could cause harm to patients.
- Other duties as assigned.
Accompanying Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Bilingual a plus.EMR experience
Ability to operate standard office equipment and medical equipment such as I.V. pumps, portable oxygen, fluids, etc. Required Education / Experience:
- Completion of an approved Certificate or Diploma Nursing program
- 2 years clinical experience as LVN
- 1 year experience as an LVN in a clinic setting preferred.
- Maintain current LVN license to practice in the state of Texas.
- Possess and maintain current AHA Healthcare Provider CPR