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Licensed Vocational Nurse LVN Days

San Antonio, Texas
Facility Kindred Hospital San Antonio
Req ID 498428 Post Date 02/13/2024
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Description

ScionHealth is committed to a culture of service excellence as demonstrated by our employees’ adherence to the service excellence principles of Pride, Teamwork, Compassion, Integrity, Respect, Fun, Professionalism, and Responsibility.

As our most acute level of care, our specialty hospitals offer the same critical care patients receive in a traditional hospital or intensive care unit, but for an extended recovery period. Our clinicians play a vital role in the recovery process for chronic, critically ill and medically complex patients.

Summary

Under direct supervision of Registered Nurse, the Licensed Practical Vocational Nurse/LPN/LVN job provides nursing care within the scope of licensure for assigned patients according to established nursing standards and hospital policies and procedures.

Essential Functions

  • Under direct supervision of a Registered Nurse, the Licensed Practical Vocational Nurse/LPN/LVN administers medication, performs treatments and patient care responsibilities as prescribed. 
  • The Licensed Practical Vocational Nurse / LPN / LVN consults with and keeps Registered Nurse informed of activities, symptoms, reactions, and changes in the patient's condition with regard to assigned patients.
  • The Licensed Practical Vocational Nurse / LPN / LVN provides appropriate pain management techniques and educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
  • The Licensed Practical Vocational Nurse / LPN / LVN administers medication following the five rights of medication administration within scope of practice. 
  • The Licensed Practical Vocational Nurse / LPN / LVN assists with the rehabilitation and treatment of patients in accordance with the medical plan of care, updates, and revises plan of care under the supervision of Registered Nurse.
  • The Licensed Practical Vocational Nurse / LPN / LVN assists physicians with examinations, treatments and special procedures and performs services requiring technical and manual skills as directed by the Registered Nurse.
  • The Licensed Practical Vocational Nurse / LPN / LVN treats patients and their families with respect and dignity.  Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families.
  • The Licensed Practical Vocational Nurse / LPN / LVN interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care. 
  • The Licensed Practical Vocational Nurse / LPN / LVN assists with admitting, discharging and transferring of patients.
  • The Licensed Practical Vocational Nurse / LPN / LVN identifies and addresses psychosocial needs of patients and family; communicates with Social Services/Discharge Planner regarding both in-hospital and post discharge needs.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Graduate of an accredited program for Licensed Vocational/Practical Nurses.

Licenses/Certification:

  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse License.
  • BCLS Certification.
  • Intravenous Blood Certification preferred.

Experience:

  • Minimum six months prior experience in an acute care setting preferred.

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