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Licensed Vocational Nurse

Company: Empower People
Location: Midland
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

General Purpose:Provides nursing care to patients in accordance with physician's orders, established standards of practice, and the policies and procedures of the contracting employer. Makes decisions that are based upon his/her education and experience in nursing. The LVN's scope of practice requires that his or her nursing practice be directed by an appropriately licensed supervisor, e.g. registered nurse, advanced practice registered nurse, physicianEssential Functions:

  • Implements physician orders and reports the patient's response to care for all patients assigned.
  • Recognizes changing patient conditions and emergency situations and intervenes appropriately within the scope of practice and contracting employer's policies and procedures.
  • Displays a working knowledge of common disease pathophysiology and common diagnostic tests and procedures.
  • Administers medications in accordance with established medication administration principles, physician's orders, the State Nurse Practice Act and the contracting employer's policies and procedures.
  • Reviews and carries out physician orders in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Reads and interprets policy and procedure manuals, written physician's orders, equipment operating instructions and safety manuals.
  • Responds to inquiries or complaints from physicians, patients, family/visitors, colleagues and other health care providers and supervisors.
  • Presents written and verbal information and direction to patients, family, and staff.
  • Interprets a variety of technical data as appropriate to assigned responsibilities and scope of practice (e.g. lab and diagnostic test results, monitoring equipment, infusion pumps, etc.).
  • Understands instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Applies basic math to job situations (e.g. drug calculations, intake and output calculations).
  • Establishes effective relationships with patients, physicians, families/visitors, coworkers and superiors.
  • Provides direct care to patients with a wide variety of diagnoses, conditions, and diseases.
  • Maintains a safe environment for all patients assigned.
  • Responds to emergency/disaster situations according to the policies and procedures of the contracting employer.
  • Operates patient equipment and devices according to manufacturer's operating instructions and contracting employer's policy.
  • Provides legible, clear written or electronic documentation of all patient care provided, medications administered, and the patient's response to care.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all patient information in accordance with contracting employer's policies and procedures.
  • Works under the direct supervision of the contracting employer who is also responsible for monitoring work in progress and reevaluating the status of the assigned work at the end of the shift/assignment.
  • Completes other assignments as requested and assigned.
  • May have access to personal health information ("PHI") necessary to fulfill the above duties and responsibilities. Access to use and ability to disclose PHI is further defined by each organization/department.
  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing.
  • Current state license in good standing in the state in which employed.
  • One (1) year nursing experience as defined by the contracting employer.
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) training in adults, children and infants.
  • Effectively reads and communicates in the English language.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks.
  • Ability to identify and distinguish colors.
  • Manual dexterity (eye-hand coordination).
  • Ability to work as a member of a team, including but not limited to the ability to manage stress appropriately, to make decisions under pressure, and to handle multiple priorities.
  • Ability to maintain and demonstrate professional behavior at all times.Qualifications:
    • Current Practical/Vocational Nursing License in the state which you intended to work
    • Minimum of 1-year nursing experience preferred.
    • Home Health or Hospice experience a plus
    • Current CPR certification
    • Strong organizational and communication skills
    • Proof of current auto insuranceFull Time Benefits Includes:
      • Competitive wages
      • 15 Paid Days off plus 8 Holidays
      • 401k with excellent match
      • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance plans
      • Variety of assignments, procedures and treatments.
      • Mileage reimbursement

Keywords: Empower People, Midland , Licensed Vocational Nurse, Healthcare , Midland, Texas

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