Licensed Vocational Nurse II/Part Time
The LVN II works under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse to provide for the care, treatment, and general welfare of patients. Responsibilities include: medication transcription and administration, performance of focused nursing assessment for the basic care, treatment, and general welfare of patients, documentation of basic information concerning patient, observing and reporting significant observations related to patient’s mental/physical condition, maintaining accountability for medications, assigned medication room, and the security of assigned unit keys, providing basic patient/family education, implementing a basic nursing care plan, supporting hospital safety, risk management, and infection control programs, and restraint and seclusion reduction strategies, maintaining competency, management of the unit in the absence of the RN or LVN III, and attending work as scheduled.
Completion of work requires significant supervision with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Essential Job Functions:
EJF 1. Transcribes physician’s orders, prepares, and administers medications based on developmental and age specific population needs according to acceptable standards, hospital policies and procedures and within the parameters of their educational preparation.
25% Time Spent:
EJF 2. Performs focused nursing assessment for the basic care, treatment, and general welfare of patients. This may include assisting with sick call, medical emergencies, providing/monitoring treatments and procedures, performing screening tests, collecting specimens for laboratory examination, scheduling appointments/consultations etc. 10% Time Spent:
EJF 3. Documents basic information concerning patient behavior, medication administration, treatments, physical condition, changes in mental/physical condition, education provided, etc. according to hospital policy and procedures.
10% Time Spent:
EJF 4. Observes and reports significant observations related to patient’s mental/physical condition to the supervising RN and/or other team members as appropriate to promote quality patient care. 10% Time Spent:
EJF 5. Maintains accountability for medications, assigned medication room, and the security of assigned unit keys.
10% Time Spent:
EJF 6. Provides basic patient/family education, to individuals or groups as appropriate to increase patient knowledge of medications, health/hygiene skills, and disease management/prevention etc. to promote independent living skills. 10% Time Spent:
EJF 7. Serves as an effective member of the treatment team, implements basic nursing care plan, engages patients in therapeutic interactions, and supports unit milieu/programs to assist patients in meeting
individual goals. 10% Time Spent:
EJF 8. Demonstrates a commitment to a culture that reduces risk to both patients and staff through support of the hospital’s safety and risk management plans, infection control programs, and restraint and seclusion reduction strategies.
5% Time Spent:
EJF 9. Is educationally prepared to deliver nursing care to state hospital patients, completes required training, and demonstrates competencies as required.
5% Time Spent:
EJF 10. Assumes responsibility for patient care and management of the unit in the absence of the RN or LVN III with RN support via telephone, and immediate on-site availability as needed.
5% Time Spent:
Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Focused nursing assessment
Principles of biological, physical, and social science as acquired in vocational nursing school
Nursing techniques and procedures
Continuous quality improvement
Infection Control Procedures
Mental Health & Mental Illness
Medication transcription, administration
Use of Medical Equipment to include: glucometer, AED, Oxygen
Observe, identify, and describe verbally and in writing patient behaviors
Patient and family education
Automated computerized programs
CPR, use AED, Heimlich Maneuver, First Aid, and PMAB (Sections 1-3 required)
Successful working relationships with others
National Patient Safety goals in relation to patient care and medication administration
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Graduation from an accredited LVN program with a valid permit to practice in the State of Texas while awaiting licensure.
Licensed as a LVN in the state of Texas or in a party state that recognizes reciprocity through the Nurse Licensure Compact as described in Art. 4528b of the Nurse Practice Act.
Initial Selection Criteria:
Licensed to practice as a LVN in the State of Texas or eligible to be licensed as a LVN in the state of Texas
Two letters of reference must be submitted with application. These letters may be from instructors, co-workers or former co-workers.
All applicants must pass: pre-employment drug screen, Department of Public Safety criminal background check, and Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting Systems (CANRS), Employee Misconduct Registry. If selected for employment, any applicant that has lived outside of the State of Texas within the two years prior to applying is subject to an FBI fingerprint check.
Notify Paula Shelburne at 432-268-7464 after completing an application on line at hhtps: //hrportal.cpa.texas.gov/psp/EPHRPRD/?cmd=login
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