Licensed Vocational Nurse – FT Nights – Westover Hills Jobs at Post Acute Medical – San Antonio, TX

Post Acute Medical

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Overview

Licensed Vocational Nurse

The Licensed Vocational Nurse is responsible for providing appropriate nursing care, as directed by an RN on the nursing unit. Functions include gathering and reporting data, carrying out orders, and performing therapeutic procedures on patients in an age and population-appropriate manner, consistent with the policies, procedures and guidelines of Post Acute Medical. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. This is a non-exempt position.

Responsibilities

Patient Care

  • Under the direct supervision of an RN, assumes responsibility for the care of assigned patients on designated shifts.
  • Administers oral and IV medications as prescribed.
  • Charts appropriately and timely in the medical record.
  • Reviews and updates care plans as appropriate.
  • Takes and records vital signs.
  • Provides ostomy care.
  • Monitors patients for changes in medical condition.
  • Notifies physician, as appropriate, related to patient’s condition.
  • Changes wound dressings.
  • Collects specimens, to include but not limited to, blood, urine and sputum.
  • Inserts and cares for nasogastric tubes.
  • Provides feedings through nasogastric / gastrostomy tubes.
  • Inserts and cares for urinary catheters.
  • Provides tracheostomy / ventilator care.

Reporting and Documentation

  • Collaborates in the development of the plan of care to include multidisciplinary planning, discharge planning, and patient/caregiver teaching for care after discharge. Assesses need for community-based resources to support further supportive care.
  • Observes patient progress and reports changes in patient status to the RN and physician.
  • Identifies and accurately reports adverse patient responses to underlying disease processes, therapeutic and diagnostic measures.
  • Utilizes effective communication with reporting changes and in documenting in the medical record.
  • Accurately records vital signs, intake and output, and other physical observations on the appropriate worksheets.
  • Assists the RN in obtaining physician orders to meet the medical and nursing needs of the patient.

Qualifications

Education and Training: Holds current licensure as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in the state where the hospital resides. Current BLS certification required.

Experience: One year of inpatient medical-surgical nursing experience preferred but not required.

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

  • Verbal ability to effectively express ideas and views for communication with (as appropriate) pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients, visitors, and staff members.
  • Read and write English language including medical terminology and abbreviations.
  • Clerical ability to document completely and accurately in medical record.
  • Cognitive ability to implement the nursing process with (as appropriate) pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients in the skilled nursing setting.
  • Organizational ability to complete nursing tasks in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Ability to motivate non-licensed staff in performance of patient care.
  • Capacity to relate to people in a manner to win confidence and establish rapport.
  • Flexibility to adjust to changing conditions and the various details of the job.

A few things that aren’t required, but we would prefer:

  • Having prior experience in emergency or critical care environments
  • A higher comfort level working with vents/trachs/PICC lines, etc.
  • Having 2 years of experience in direct patient care

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