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Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) - Day - PRN

Company: Exceptional Healthcare Inc.
Location: Port Arthur
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Job Description:

The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) provides direct and indirect patient care in the emergency care setting under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) and within the Scope of Practice as set forth in the State Board of Nursing and Nurse Practice Act for the Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). Assists the RN's and physicians in providing technical care of the patients by: documenting vital signs, performing phlebotomy and IV starts, performing EKGs, transporting patients, placing patient on cardiac and vital sign monitors, performing Point of Care Testing, performing wound care and obtaining lab specimens and documenting all care/procedures provided.The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) is responsible for providing safe, compassionate, and focused nursing care to assigned patients with predictable health care needs.

  • Assists the physician with physical exams, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
  • Applies a variety of orthopedic splints and fits patients for crutches.
  • Cleans equipment and workspace (including patient rooms, restrooms, waiting room, and nurse's station).
  • Ensures there is a sufficient amount of lab supplies, linens, stock room supplies on hand.
  • Assists with unloading and stocking supplies.
  • Performs daily checks of emergency equipment in each room.
  • Responsible for changing out Sharp's containers.
  • Recognizes equipment malfunctions and reports to Facility Director for repair.
  • Determines priorities of care based on physical and psychosocial needs, as well as factors influencing patient flow through the system.
  • Communicates with Emergency Department physicians about changes in patient's status, symptomatology and results of diagnostic studies.
  • Able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment.
  • Maintains awareness of current ER operational policies and procedures which impact position responsibilities.
  • Demonstrates current comprehensive and professional knowledge and skills in conformation with recognized nursing standards including the Patient Bill of Rights standards for patient care and the Nurse Practice Act.
  • Able to perform a focused assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy, including pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients and the general patient population.
  • Able to adequately assess and reassess pain, utilize appropriate pain management techniques, and educate the patient and family regarding pain management.
  • Monitors vital signs.
  • Performs waived testing (point-of-care testing) per Clinical Laboratory's and according to policies and procedures.
  • Maintains current knowledge of medications and their correct administration within EHC policy and the LVN scope according to the state of practice based on age of the patient and his/her clinical condition.
  • Maintains accurate and continued nursing documentation including patient histories, conditions, treatments, responses and assessment of changes.
  • Perform patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Interact professionally with patient and family.
  • Maintain a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment for patients and families in accordance with ER standards.
  • Ensure an adequate stock of supplies and proper functioning of equipment.
  • Assist in cost containment through appropriate ordering and conserving of supplies and equipment.
  • Maintain and use all instruments in the Clinical Laboratory safely and correctly.
  • Perform quality control procedures and maintain records on these checks.
  • Perform calibrations in compliance with manufacturer's requirements.
  • Ensures proficiency testing specimens are done in compliance with policy.
  • Perform documentation of temperatures/humidity checks.
  • Compliance with policies regarding send out lab procedures.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of new testing methods, products and instrumentation; remain informed on all current technologies.
  • Maintains inventory of necessary supplies and submit orders for restocking as needed.
  • Demonstrates the values of team concept on a consistent basis.
  • Interacts professionally with all department members and customers.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Reference policy NU 013.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and adhere to regulations and ER policies and procedures pertaining to safety, emergency preparedness, infection control, OSHA, fire safety and hazardous materials.Performance Improvement
    • Participate in performance improvement activities as necessary.Customer Service
      • Maintain confidentiality of patient related issues.
      • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills.
      • Treat all patients, visitors, and staff members fairly and with respect.
      • Utilize effective communication methods and skills.
      • Explain all procedures, treatments, and care while remaining aware of language barriers.
      • Able to perform care in non-judgmental manner and recognize discrepancies between patient and personal beliefs.Emergency Room (ER) Policy
        • Ensures personal appearance is clean and neat.
        • Responsible for wearing identification at all times.
        • Attends all required meetings and in-service education.
        • Remains flexible in staffing patterns and resolution of staffing conflicts; participates in temporary assignments.
        • Compliance with attendance standards.
        • Demonstrates flexibility when changes in assignments are necessary.Education & Experience
          • Graduate of an accredited Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) program.
          • Must have 3+ years of Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) experience.
          • Must have 1+ years of Emergency Room (ER) experience.Shift & Schedule
            • PRN
            • Day Shift
            • 6 AM - 6 PM
            • Wednesdays (possibly weekly or biweekly)
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Keywords: Exceptional Healthcare Inc., Port Arthur , Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) - Day - PRN, Healthcare , Port Arthur, Texas

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