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Licensed Vocational Nurse (San Angelo, TX)

Company: SuiteMate Staffing Solutions, Inc.
Location: San Angelo
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

Salary - $33.00 - $35.00/hourlyShifts:3 positions 6a - 2p5 positions 2p - 10p3 position 7:00a - 8:30p **Immediate Consideration Given if Qualifications are Met**MINIMUM of 2 years experience in nursing in an acute or long-term setting, Performs routine vocational nursing work. Performs basic and routine nursing tasks to promote the health of the individuals within the assigned areas and assigned shifts. Instructs direct support professionals and other staff on how to provide service and care that support the individual's medical needs. Performs technical nursing procedures according to facility and state regulations. Keeps informed of and follows all agency and unit/home policies and procedures. Works under the direction and moderate supervision of a Registered Nurse with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONSAttends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, or extended shift.Administers medications and treatments orally, rectally, internally, or by injection. Assists other medical staff, such as Registered Nurses (RNs), Physicians, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, and Physician Assistants, in examining and caring for patients. Demonstrates competency in performing technical nursing tasks and procedures in accordance with state regulations.Performs basic and routine nursing tasks according to facility and state regulations. Under the guidance, supervision, and/or direction of a registered nurse builds the skills necessary to competently perform more technical nursing procedures necessary to meet the health needs of the individuals residing at the facility. Monitors individuals' weight, diet, feedings, and vital signs. Monitors individuals' health status after treatments and procedures. Instructs direct support professionals on how to monitor individuals after a treatment or procedure using instruction sheets such as that used for post-sedation monitoring of signs and symptoms.Timely and accurately documents and reports pertinent treatments and observations in the individual's medical record (electronic health record or paper chart) in accordance with facility procedures and protocols.Responds to emergency situations to ensure the safety of individuals. Follows safety and infection control procedures of the facility.Collects specimens for laboratory examination and conducts appropriate screening tests when requested by lab personnel.Ensures the individual is positioned correctly prior to providing a treatment and, when necessary, assists and/or instructs other staff in turning/repositioning individuals to administer treatments.Ensures that supplies are available, in advance, to provide the required procedure or treatment. Takes inventory and ensures the home/unit is properly stocked. LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:Licensed to practice as a vocational nurse in the State of TexasKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:Knowledge of nursing care standards, nursing procedures and techniques, and of the principles and processes used in providing appropriate patient care.Knowledge of emergency procedures and emergency equipment, i.e., CPR, and ability to assess and care for residents and/or staff members in emergency situations. Skills in using reasoning to identify problems and in considering an appropriate resolution of situations.Skill in the operation of computers and applicable computer software. Skill in the care and treatment of patients.Ability to provide patient care to a wide variety of individuals with complex medical, mental health, and/or behavioral health issues.Ability to prepare and maintain records and to use an electronic health record system once trained.Ability to communicate effectively and to instruct others. Must maintain current CPR certification. Must have strength and flexibility to safely perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

Keywords: SuiteMate Staffing Solutions, Inc., San Angelo , Licensed Vocational Nurse (San Angelo, TX), Healthcare , San Angelo, Texas

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