The 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, and 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 by agency policies
- Assist the RN in carrying out the plan of care
- Assist the patient in learning appropriate self-care techniques
- Complete appropriate documentation promptly
- 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 the quality of care
Job Classification: Clinical
Lines of Authority: Reports to the Director of Clinical Services
Licensed Vocational Nurse / LVN Job Qualifications
Education: Graduate of an accredited school of vocational nursing
- 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
- Nursing skills as defined 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’ homes in various conditions; possible exposure to blood and bodily fluids and infectious diseases; ability to work a flexible schedule; ability to travel locally; some exposure to unpleasant weather; PRN emergency call.
Physical and Mental Effort
- Prolonged standing and walking are required with the ability to lift 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 psychosocial needs.
- Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity, current CPR, and Hepatitis profile.