Company: Baylor Scott & White Health
Posted on: November 17, 2021
The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) is a licensed nurse who uses
the BSWH nursing professional practice model to deliver patient
care as part of the health care team. Using the nursing process and
under appropriate supervision, the LVN Performs focused assessments
and participates in care planning interventions and evaluations.
The LVN documents and reports to the supervising RN the assessment
information and changes in patient condition, in accordance with
the Texas Nursing Practice Act (NPA).
* ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE*
Clinical Judgment: Using clinical reasoning, conducts accurate
focused assessments according to practice standards and LVN Scope
of Practice. Reports data to assist RN in developing plan of care
and formulation of goals/outcomes for the patient and family
Clinical Inquiry: Participates in evaluating the quality and
effectiveness of nursing practice, including, but not limited to,
nursing sensitive indicators.
Caring Practices: Creates a compassionate, supportive, safe and
therapeutic environment for patients, families and staff.
Participates in management of both emotional and physical pain with
the aim of promoting comfort and healing and preventing unnecessary
Response to Diversity: Recognizes, appreciates and incorporates a
patient's and family's unique differences, such as culture,
spiritual beliefs, gender, race, ethnicity, lifestyle,
socioeconomic status, age, and values, into an individualized plan
Advocacy and Moral Agency: Preserves and protects the
confidentiality, autonomy, dignity and rights of patient and
family. Identifies/reports and participates in resolving ethical
and clinical concerns.
Facilitation of Learning: Facilitates learning for patients and
families, nursing staff, other members of the health care team and
community throughout the delivery of care.
Collaboration: Under the direction of RN/provider, Works
collaboratively and interdependently with colleagues and community
to implement an integrated plan of care. Open and sensitive to all
team members unique contributions.
Systems Thinking: Participates in Using strategies and available
resources for problem-solving for patients, family and staff.
Professionalism: Identifies personal goals and seeks opportunities
to pursue life-long learning through continuing education,
networking with professional colleagues, membership and involvement
in professional nursing organizations, self-study, professional
reading, certification and seeking advance degrees.
* KEY SUCCESS FACTORS*
Knowledge and understanding of nursing and patient care standards
Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations; standards and guidelines
of certifying and accrediting bodies; hospital and department/unit
standards, protocols, policies and procedures governing the
provision of nursing care applicable to the area of assignment.
Knowledge of medical terminology; principles and practices of
health promotion, risk reduction, illness and disease prevention
and management; medications and drugs, common dosages, their
physical and physiological effects, and possible adverse
Knowledge of medical and professional nursing ethics and patient
Must be able to communicate thoughts clearly, both verbally and in
Interpersonal skills to interact with a wide-range of
Must have critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Ability to observe changes in the medical condition of patients and
effectively communicate these changes to other nursing staff
members and physicians/providers.
Ability to provide age-specific, quality, patient-centered care to
all patients through the nursing process and standards of nursing
practice with sensitivity and respect for the diversity of human
General computer skills, including but not limited to: Microsoft
Office, information security, scheduling and payroll systems,
electronic medical documentation, and email.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following
* Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
* 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
* Tuition Reimbursement
* PTO accrual beginning Day 1
Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
* EDUCATION - H.S. Diploma/GED Equivalent
* MAJOR - Nursing
* MAJOR - Nursing
* EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience
* CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION -
License Pract/Vocational Nurse (LVN)
Basic Life Support (BLS): BLS or BLS within 30 days of hire or
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