Licensed Vocational Nurse
Nexus Health Systems - Conroe, TX

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Under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse, the LVN provides direct nursing care in accordance with the laws governing nursing practice.
  • Ensures that scope of duties and services provided are consistent and within the guidelines of the state nursing practice act.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of individual patients’/residents’ histories, current progress and treatment goals.
  • Demonstrates ability to make appropriate nursing decisions when assessing patients/residents.
  • Complies with established medication policies and procedures.
  • Effectively operates and troubleshoots commonly utilized equipment.
  • Completes all required documentation in a timely manner.
  • Receives telephones orders from the mid-level Practitioner and completes orders per established policies and procedures.
  • Reassess patients per established policies and procedures to identify progress and trends that require intervention or reporting to the Mid-Level Practitioner.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform basic drug calculations.
  • Participates in rounds when appropriate.
  • Accepts patient assignments as directed by the Registered Nurse.
  • Coordinates care with ancillary clinical departments to provide optimal patient care.
  • Coordinates and oversees care delivered by LSA’s.
  • Ensures patient weights are performed and documented for patients as ordered
  • Enhances professional growth by attending seminars or further educational opportunities.
  • Actively seeks out opportunities for professional advancement.
  • Participates in orientation of new employees.
  • Ability to recognize changes in patient status with implementation of appropriate interventions.
  • Verbalizes the Licensed Vocational Nurse role in patient emergency situations and cardiopulmonary arrest.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION:

§ Licensed Vocational Nurse in the State in which providing care.

EXPERIENCE:

§ Preferred minimum of at least two (1) year experience in acute/post acute hospital setting.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

§ Maintain current licensure as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in the State in which performing duties.

§ Maintain current certification in good standing during employment.

§ Attends aggressive behavioral management training as required by the facility.

Certified BLS/CPR.

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