Licensed Vocational Nurse (PRN-12 HR Shifts)

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Clinical Services
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1755 Walnut Place
Position Title:          Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
Department:             HealthCenter/Skilled Unit Unit
Exempt Status:        Non-Exempt
Supervisor:              Director of Nursing & Assistant Director of Nursing
 
GENERAL SUMMARY:
The Staff Nurse (LVN) is responsible for the accurate and timely administration of medications, treatments, documentation and emergency calls as indicated.
 
PRINCIPLE DUTIES:
 
Essential Job Duties:
  1. Administers medications.
  2. Administers treatments, including, but not limited to: dressings, catherization, suctioning, oxygen, etc.
  3. Assists in direct resident care as necessary.
  4. Maintains accurate documentation of medication administered and care rendered.
     
    Other Duties:
  • Assists in admission and discharge procedures.
  • Responds to resident emergency call system as indicated.
  • Makes rounds with physicians and transcribes orders.
  • Keeps physician and family aware of change in resident’s condition.
  • Maintains the self‑respect, personal dignity, and physical safety of each patient.
  • Assures continuity of services and care.
  • Attends in-service training and education sessions, as assigned.
  • Performs specific work duties and responsibilities assigned by supervisor.
WELLNESS FOCUS:
Walnut Place employees are expected to promote a healthy community culture for all residents and employees.  This is a whole-person approach to health and wellness which includes eight dimensions of wellness:  Emotional, Environmental, Health Services, Intellectual, Physical, Social, Spiritual and Vocational.  Through these efforts we can ensure and exceed residents’ wellness needs relating to their mind, body and soul, which may also have a positive effect on the employees, as a result.
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    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:
    Frequent standing, stooping, bending, stretching, squatting; must be able to stand/walk for up to 70% of the work day; must be able to lift , transfer, turn and position residents weighing up to 125 lbs. unassisted, or with the assistance of one for a resident weighing over 125 lbs. May be subjected to offensive odors and combative behavior.  Must be able to lift and carry up to 20 lbs. frequently, and 50 lbs. occasionally.  May be exposed to communicable diseases including the HIV and HBV viruses.  Must be able to work paying close attention to detail with frequent interruptions.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. Current LVN/LPN license in the State of Texas Required
  2. Minimum of 2 years’ experience of Nursing
  3. Familiar with Long Term Care/Geriatric care

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