Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) - FT - Days - Postpartum

Nursing (RN and LVN) Edinburg, Texas


Description

Position at DHR Health

MISSION STATEMENT:

Our Mission is to improve the well-being of those we serve with a commitment to excellence: every patient, every encounter, every time.

 

VISION:

Our Vision is to create a world-class health system to advance medicine and increase access for the communities we serve by empowering caregivers to heal through compassion, knowledge, innovation, integrated care and excellence.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Assists the registered nurse in the provision of nursing care to patients in designated departments by performing routine and delegated duties.

 

POSITION EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School/GED required
  • Graduate of accredited school of vocational nursing required
  • Current state licensure required
  • Current BLS certification is required
  • Annual Neonatal emergency response class and competency obtained within 6 months of hire
  • Willingness to be crossed trained to other areas
  • Willingness to float to similar clinical areas
  • Must be able to be sensitive to cultural and bilingual issues.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels of nursing, administration, and physicians
  • Prefer hospital experience

 

JOB KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE­:

  • Six (6) months – One (1) year continuous hospital experience as an LVN is strongly preferred.
  • Must be sensitive to cultural and bilingual issues.
  • Exhibits tact, enthusiasm, and patience.
  • Must have excellent customer service skills.
  • High degree of competency/experience in general.
  • Requires good communication and organizational skills.
  • Requires reasoning ability and good independent judgment.
  • Able to adjust and/or troubleshoot monitoring equipment, and computer equipment.
  • Must be able to interact and communicate with all levels of staff, physicians, patients, and families in an effective manner. Exhibits tact, enthusiasm, and patience.  Must be sensitive to cultural and bilingual issues.

 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Promotes the facility mission, vision and values by effectively communicating them to others. Considers mission, vision and values in developing services, standards and practices
  • Ensures that care is delivered to each patient in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Texas and ANA Standards of Clinical Nursing Practice.
  • Performs nursing care using sound judgment.
  • Implements physician’s orders in a safe and accurate manner.
  • Assists with admitting, discharging and transferring patients.
  • Transcribes and implements new physician orders.
  • Adapts to the needs of the unit by demonstrating flexibility/adaptability.
  • Maintains detailed and accurate records of nursing actions.
  • Participates in health/therapeutic counseling, teaching/emotional support for patients and significant others.
  • Makes rounds on assigned patients and prioritizes patient’s needs.
  • Maintains a safe and clean environment for patients and co-workers.
  • Provides and receives reports in a status of patients at the change of shifts.
  • Administers medication and therapies within the scope of safe nursing practice.
  • Formulates, modifies and implements goal oriented patient care plans according to facility policies.
  • Assumes responsibility to report clinical limitations or the need for assistance to the supervisor.            
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Abides by the rules and regulations set forth by the Board of Nurse Examiners
  • Adheres to policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of services
  • Informs the Director of any anticipated and/or actual issues/problems.
  • Maintains current with all new policies and procedures published.                              
  • Provides direction to non licensed staff in the delivery of patient care.  
  • Anticipates potential problems situations and intervenes to offset any adverse impact.            
  • Contacts the organ procurement organization in order to satisfy regulatory requirements for the determination of medical suitability for organ, tissue and eye donation; completes certificate of referral/request and places same in the medical record.
  • Plans and coordinates time schedule with peers to provide coverage.
  • Builds a positive work environment by guiding employees to support the mission of the hospital, providing developmental opportunities and encouraging teamwork.
  • Ensures the distribution and delivery of equipment/supplies as necessary.
  • Collaborates with others to make unit decisions.
  • Documents that information received from the patient is disseminated to the appropriate people or departments.