START DATE: 2016-01-01
LOCATION: Killeen, Texas
Primary function is to administer skilled nursing care, under the supervision of a registered nurse, for clients of all ages in their place of residence, coordinate care with the interdisciplinary team, patient/family and referring agency.
Licensed Vocational Nurse / LVN Essential Functions:
Under the direction of the RN, participate in planning and implementing specialized procedures and duties that assist in meeting the nursing care needs of the patient in accordance with agency policies.
Assist the RN in carrying out the plan of care.
Assist the patient in learning appropriate self care techniques.
Complete appropriate documentation in a timely manner.
Provide care utilizing infection control measures that protect both staff and patient (OSHA)
Provide effective communication to patient/family, team members, and other health care professionals.
Monitor assigned cases to ensure compliance with requirements of third party payor
Demonstrate commitment, professional growth and competency
Promote Agency philosophy and administrative policies to ensure quality of care
Job Classification: Clinical
Lines of Authority: Reports to Director of Clinical Services
Licensed Vocational Nurse / LVN Job Qualifications:
Education: Graduate of an accredited school of vocational nursing
Licensure: Current Texas State license as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, current Texas Drivers License Experience:
Two years experience as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in a clinical care setting, home health preferred
Skills: Nursing skills as deimed as generally accepted standards of practice. Good interpersonal skills.
Proof of Transportation: Reliable transportation. Valid and current auto liability insurance
Environmental and Working Conditions:
Works in patients home in various conditions; possible exposure to blood and bodily fluids and infections diseases; ability to work flexible schedule; ability to travel locally; some exposure to unpleasant weather; PRN emergency call.
Physical and Mental Effort:
Prolonged standing and walking required. with ability to lift up to 50 lbs and move patients. Requires working under some stressful conditions to meet deadlines and patient needs, and to make quick decisions and resource acquisition; meet patient/family individualized psycho social needs. Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity, current CPR, and Hepatitis profile.