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We are searching for a Licensed Vocational Nurse – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll be required to gather information, assess and provide direct care to patients. You’ll also be required to work collaboratively with other members of the healthcare team to render age appropriate care.
Think you’ve got what it takes?
- Assists in the collection of patient/family data that may include biophysical, psychosocial, developmental, cultural, and environmental information per practice protocol
- Assists provider, as directed, during treatments, examinations and testing as directed by provider and within scope of practice
- Participates as a member of the care team, working with each member of the team to meet goals of patient, participates in care team meetings such as daily huddle and monthly staff meetings
- Documents administration of medication and immunizations in the electronic health record per practice protocol
- Maintains integrity of medication supplies by following infection control and inventory control guidelines
- Provides patient/family education as instructed by the provider or practice protocol
- Triages presenting patient complaint per practice protocol, using electronic health record for documentation
- Assures reports from referral source are received, reviewed by provider and retained according to practice protocol
- Collects and processes specimen according to manufacturer’s instructions and using proper technique
- Adheres to Standards of Behavior including demonstrating positive and effective interpersonal skills when dealing with patient/families, peer, and other health care team members
- High school diploma or GED
- Graduation from an accredited school of Licensed Vocational Nursing
- Current license to practice vocational nursing in the State of Texas
- AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) course card required
- Fundamental knowledge of pediatric assessment and treatment
- Knowledge of related OSHA and CLIA/COLA guidelines and requirements, general office tasks, confidentiality and filing system
- Ability to use thermometer, scales, sphygmomanometer/stethoscope, butterfly needles, hearing/vision screening equipment, pulse oximetry, typanometer, and basic laboratory equipment
- Proficiency with treatments such as nebulizer, ear irrigation, and dressing changes
- Familiarity with all business office machines (computer, multiline telephone, copier and fax machines)
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