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LVN Med/Surg (Days)

Category:

Nursing

Department:

Med/Surg

Description:

Provides prescribed medical treatment and personal care services to ill, injured, and disabled persons in
the hospital. Must have the ability to comprehend and follow routine written or verbal instruction or
directions. Adheres to Standard Precautions and policies and procedures. Performs other duties as
requested by supervisor.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Obtains and records patient’s vital signs and weight.
-Assist physician with patient examination as needed.
-Review physician’s orders, lab requests, or follow-up needs with patient.
-Documents services performed for billing purposes.
-Dresses wounds and gives enemas, douches, applies compresses, ice bags, and warming devices.
-Observes patients and reports adverse reactions to medication or treatment to charge RN.
-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 interactions 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.
-Attends in-service training at the request of their Director, including hospital orientation and Annual Skills
Fair.
-Will be preceptor to new hires as requested.
-Complete other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION:
Current Texas License Vocational Nurse licensure. BLS required within 30 days of hire. NRP required
within 90 days of hire. IV Certification course within 60 days of hire. One year of nursing experience in Med/Surg 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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