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Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) - FT - Days - DS Endo

Company: DHR Health
Location: Edinburg
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTIONLICENSED VOCATIONAL NURSE (LVN)DEPARTMENT:ENDOSCOPYDepartment Director:FORMULATED: 09/2019Employee Health:REVIEWED: 12/2016Human Resources:REVISED: 9/2014EMPLOYEE'S NAME: ________________________FLSA STATUS:NON- EXEMPTJob DescriptionMISSION STATEMENT:Our Mission is to improve the well-being of those we serve with a commitment to excellence: every patient, every encounter, every time.VISION:Our Vision is to create a world-class health system to advance medicine and increase access for the communities we serve by empowering caregivers to heal through compassion, knowledge, innovation, integrated care and excellence.POSITION SUMMARY:Collaborates with other professional disciplines to ensure effective and efficient patient care delivery and the achievement of desired patient outcomes. Supports the organization vision and mission. Utilizes knowledge of patient's age and cultural diversity into the provision of patient care. 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 patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the unit's/area's/department's policies and procedures. Will be required to float to any and all departments as deemed necessary by Nursing Administration and management.POSITION EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing required.
  • Current Licensed Vocational Nursing license in the State of Texas.
  • Current BLS certification.
  • Clinical setting experience in direct patient care - 1 year minimum.
  • Recent hospital experience preferred.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Computer skills required with knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Bilingual - English/Spanish -preferredJOB KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE:Ability to practice nursing as described by the following definition by the American Nurses Association (2016): "the essential core of practice for the registered nurse to deliver holistic, patient-focused care." Ability to utilize the best nursing process in the provision of nursing care including but not limited to administering treatments and medications, interpreting diagnostic tests, formulating a plan of care, collaborating with other health care providers and providing education to patients and/or significant others. The successful candidate will be required to pass competencies for this position.
    • Experience: Minimum of two (2) years of continuous experience. Hospital experience preferred.
    • Ability to work ALL inpatient units.
    • Required to pass competencies for this position.
    • Communication Skills: Must be able to interact and communicate with all levels of staff, physicians, patients and families in an effective manner. Exhibits tact, enthusiasm and patience. Must be sensitive to cultural differences.
    • Essential Technical/Motor skills: Must be able to adjust and/or troubleshoot monitoring equipment and computer equipment.
    • Must demonstrate the ability to practice nursing as described by the following definition: "The diagnosis and treatment of human responses to actual or potential health alternations."
    • Ability to utilize the best nursing process in the provision of nursing care including but not limited to administering treatments and medications, interpreting diagnostic tests, formulating a plan of care, collaborating with other health care providers and providing education to patients and/or significant others.
    • Ensures that care is delivered to each patient in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Texas and ANA Standards of Clinical Nursing Practice. Ensures that care is delivered to each patient in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Texas and ANA Standards of Clinical Nursing Practice.RESPONSIBILITES/EXPECTATIONS:
      • Promotes the facility mission, vision and values by effectively communicating them to others. Considers mission, vision and values in developing services, standards and practices.
      • Maintains competency on primary units by completing one worked shift per month.
      • Performs nursing care using sound judgment.
      • Systematically evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice.
      • Abides by the rules and regulations set forth by the Board of Nurse Examiners
      • Adheres to policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of services. Maintains current with all new policies and procedures published.
      • Performs duties as assigned within scope of practice. Refusal of assignment may result in immediate termination.
      • Implements physician's orders in a safe and accurate manner.
      • Assists RN with admitting, discharging and transferring patients.
      • Transcribes and implements new physician orders.
      • Adapts to the needs of the unit by demonstrating flexibility/adaptability.
      • Maintains knowledge of the patient's status during hospitalization and works with healthcare team to adjust and improve approach to recovery. Utilizes critical thinking skills for appropriate patient interventions.
      • Maintains detailed and accurate records of nursing actions.
      • Participates in health/therapeutic counseling, teaching/emotional support for patients and significant others.
      • Makes rounds on assigned patients and prioritizes patient's needs.
      • The nurse acquires and maintains current knowledge in nursing practice.
      • Maintains a safe and clean environment for patients and co-workers.
      • Provides and receives reports in a status of patients at the change of shifts.
      • Administers medication and therapies within the scope of safe nursing practice.
      • Modifies and implements goal oriented patient care plans according to facility policies.
      • Assumes responsibility to report clinical limitations or the need for assistance to the supervisor.
      • Informs the charge nurse of any anticipated and/or actual issues/problems..
      • Provides direction to non-licensed nursing staff in the delivery of patient care.
      • Anticipates potential problems situations and intervenes to offset any adverse impact.
      • Contacts the organ procurement organization in order to satisfy regulatory requirements for the determination of medical suitability for organ, tissue and eye donation; completes certificate of referral/request and places same in the medical record.
      • Plans and coordinates time schedule with peers to provide coverage.
      • Ensures the distribution and delivery of equipment/supplies as necessary.
      • Builds a positive work environment and exhibits cooperation by guiding employees to support the mission of the hospital, providing developmental opportunities and encouraging teamwork.
      • Attends mandatory in-service, yearly education, and departmental meetings.
      • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
      • Complies with schedule requirements.As a RESOURCE LVN:
        • Responsible for expediting patient discharges per standard guidelines -including patient teaching, follow up appointments and home prescriptions.
        • Perform wound care of assigned patients and/or apply wound care pump per physician's orders.
        • Receive reports on patients from OR and/or other units.
        • Initiate, update and/or complete transfer paperwork as appropriate
        • Assist with medication administration as deemed competent within LVN scope of practice and institution's policies and procedures
        • Assists with admissions including documentation medication & admission history and initiating physician orders.
        • Assists in any and all patient education needs
        • Assist with core measures and quality initiatives within the unit.LINES OF RESPONSIBILITY:Chief Nurse Executive-Nurse Director-Clinical Coordinator-Charge Nurse-Staff NurseCUSTOMER SERVICE:Performs other duties as assigned Provides excellent customer service to all DHR customers. All employees are required to attend the DHR C.A.R.E. program which outlines the Customer Service Principals including: First Impressions, Communication, Hospitality, Teamwork, Professionalism, Service Recovery and the Golden Rule. All employees are expected to practice theses principals at all times.AGE SPECIFIC:Employees must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in his/her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirement relative to his or her age.AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: (ADA):A.Essential Duties: Indicated by bold print within performance standards, preceding individual numbered criteria.The following table provides physical requirements that will be associated with, but not limited to, this position:Light/moderate lifting up to 50 lbs., from the floor to shoulder height.YesKneelingYesMust be able to assist other employees with lifting more than 50 lbs.YesWalkingYesLight/moderate carrying up to 30 lbs.YesStanding/SquattingYesStraight pullingYesSittingYesPulling hand over handYesPushingYesRepeated bendingYesStooping/BendingYesReaching above shoulderYesClimbing StairsYesSimple graspingYesClimbing LaddersNoDual simultaneous graspingYesDepth Perceptions neededYesAbility to seeYesIdentify ColorsYesOperating office equipmentYesTwistingYesOperating mechanical equipmentYesCrawlingNoAbility to read and writeYesAbility to CountYesAbility to hear verbal communication without aidYesOperating Personal VehicleYesAbility to comprehend written/verbal communicationYesOther: Ability to deal with stressYesOSHA CategoryIB.Working Conditions: The individual spends over 95% of his/her time in an air-conditioned environment with varying exposures to noise. There is protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes. The position does have low exposure to malodorous, infectious body fluids from patients and some minimal exposure to noxious smells from cleansing agents.C.Occupational Exposure: This position is an OSHA Category I, which requires high exposure to infectious wastes such as blood and body fluids that mandate the wearing of gloves, masks, gowns and goggles for every actual or potential exposure.D.Aptitudes:HIGH123456LOWIntelligence: General learning ability: The ability to "catch on" or understand instructions and underlying principles. Ability to reason and make judgments. 3Verbal: Ability to understand meanings of words and ideas associated with them, and to use them effectively. To comprehend language, to understand relationships between words, and to understand meanings of whole sentences and paragraphs. To present information or ideas clearly. 3Numerical: Ability to perform arithmetic operations quickly and accurately. 2Spatial: Ability to comprehend forms in space and understands relationships of plane and solid objects. Frequently described as the ability to "visualize" objects or two or three dimensions, or to think visually of geometric forms. 2Form Perception: Ability to perceive pertinent details and objects or in pictorial or graphic material to make visual comparisons and discriminations and see slight differences in shapes and shadings of figures and widths and lengths of lines. 3Clerical Perception: Ability to receive pertinent details and verbal or tabular material. To observe differences in copy, to proofread words and numbers, and to avoid perceptual errors in arithmetic computation. 2Motor Coordination: Ability to coordinate eyes and hands to fingers rapidly and accurately in making precise movements with speed. Ability to make a movement response accurately and quickly. 3Finger Dexterity: Ability to move hands easily and skillfully. To work with fingers in placing and turning motions. 3Manual Dexterity: Ability to move hands easily and skillfully. To work with hands in placing and turning motions. 3Eye-Hand-Foot Coordination:Ability to move the hand and foot coordinately with each other in accordance with visual stimuli. 3Color Discrimination:Ability to perceive and respond to similarities or differences in colors, shapes, or other values of the same or different color. To identify a particular color, or to recognize harmonious or contrasting color combinations, or to match color adequately. 3I have read and reviewed my job description with my supervisor or designee and I understand the job I am expected to perform.Employee Signature:________________________________ Date:_______________________Human Resources Signature:__________________________ Date:____________________1DISCLAIMERThe above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. DHR leadership reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

Keywords: DHR Health, Edinburg , Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) - FT - Days - DS Endo, Healthcare , Edinburg, Texas

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