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Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) -Medical/Surgical

Category:

Nursing

Description:

Provides prescribed medical treatment and personal care services to ill, injured, convalescent, and disabled persons in the hospitals by performing the following duties. The ability to comprehend and follow routine written or verbal instruction or directions. Adheres to Standard Precautions policy and procedure. Performs other duties as requested by supervisor.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Obtains and records patient's vital signs and weight. Assists physician with patient examination as needed. Reviews physician's orders, lab requests, or follow-up needs with patient. Documents services performed for billing purposes. Dresses wounds and gives enemas, douches, alcohol rubs, and massages. Applies compresses, ice bags, and warming devices. Observes patients and reports adverse reactions to medication or treatment to medical personnel in charge. Administers specified medication, orally, subcutaneous, intramuscularly injection, or intravenous. Notes time and amount on patients' charts as per policy and procedure. Assembles and uses such equipment as catheters, tracheotomy tubes, and oxygen supplies. Collects samples, such as urine, blood, and sputum, from patients for testing. Prepares or examines food trays for prescribed diet and feeds patients. Records food and fluid intake and output. Rotates among various clinical services of the hospital. Bathes, dresses, and assists patients in walking and turning. Cleans rooms, makes beds, and answers patients' calls. Maintains supplies, including stocking and ordering new supplies and disposing of expired or damaged supplies. Provides the appropriate care for the neonate, pediatric, adolescent, and the geriatric patient and demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span. Responsible for reporting drug reactions on the appropriate form. Responsible for reporting faulty equipment to the appropriate supervisor. Assess patient and report to RN supervisor or physician as appropriate. Update plan of care with RN’s review and assistance. Any other job duty as allowed by licensure. Will be preceptor to new hires as requested.

Experience
A minimum of one-year experience in hospital setting preferred.

Special skills
Ability to communicate effectively and ability to work compatibly as a team member with physicians and other staff members.

License required
Current Texas LVN license, BLS, ACLS, PAL preferred.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Medina Healthcare System is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses. This job description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions may change as needs evolve.

Closing:

Open until filled

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