Licensed Vocational Nurse Full Time Days - $5,000 Sign on Bonus
Company: Oceans Healthcare
Posted on: September 20, 2022
**$5,000 Sign-On Bonus!** The Licensed Vocational Nurse's
primary role is to provide nursing care for patients who are
experiencing common, well-defined health problems. The LVN
functions as a member of the multidisciplinary health care team,
and utilizes the nursing process in implementation of patient's
care. Those services are performed under the supervision of a
registered nurse but utilize all nursing skills to make safe,
appropriate and independent decisions within the scope of the LVN
nursing practice. All duties to be done in accordance with Joint
Commission, Federal and State regulations, Oceans' Mission,
policies and procedures and Performance Improvement Standards.
Essential Functions: Delivers quality nursing care to assigned
group of patients by collecting data and identifying deviations
from normal; assists with reassessing patients according to
assignments, need and unit protocol and/or hospital policy under
the direction of the registered nurse.
Accurately and thoroughly documents all findings in the patient
record and identifies expected outcomes based on assessment data;
effectively communicates pertinent assessment findings with other
health care members.
Implements nursing care interventions identified in the
individualized multidisciplinary treatment plan using accepted
standards of practice in collaboration with other health care
providers; performs nursing procedures/treatments as prescribed by
Conducts specified bedside laboratory tests, wound care, and
provides for comfort and assistance in the performance of ADLs;
Promotes the patient's ability to cope, adapt and/or solve
situations related to illness and/or stressors.
Provides supportive, age appropriate communication and culturally
acceptable interventions and documents special needs.
Provides for the safe delivery of medications in accordance with
the facility policies and physician orders; administers medications
utilizing established safety procedures / standards. Ensures
patients are effectively assessed prior to and after medication
administration. Accurately communicates/documents medication doses
prescribed, and provides patient education on medication
Follows up on patient care responsibilities; communicates
incomplete assignments and patient needs with other disciplines to
assure continuity of care; transcribes orders accurately and
performs chart audits of transcription accurately and according to
Utilizes nursing knowledge to successfully meet the needs of the
facility, patient population and staff members. Utilizes nursing
resources to enhance evidence-based practice.
Guides, educates, and provides leadership as a preceptor to new
staff. Performs other duties and projects as assigned. Requirements
Current, valid, and active license to practice as a Licensed
Vocational/Practical Nurse in the state of which you are employed
at an Oceans Healthcare hospital. Valid Compact licenses are also
acceptable as they apply. High School Diploma or GED is required.
One year of inpatient hospital experience strongly preferred. Must
be able to work in high stress and assess potential for patient
escalation. The LVN/LPN must be able to communicate effectively
both orally and in writing, to consistently achieve positive
results with internal and external customers, be highly organized,
have an understanding and sensitivity to serve culturally diverse
and special needs population such as Chronically Mentally Ill,
Geriatric, CD, as well as be versed in basic knowledge of normal
physical and emotional development. Exhibits critical thinking
abilities and applies them for continuous improvement of patient
care. Demonstrates self-confidence and ability to think
conceptually in leading and directing others. Must successfully
complete CPR certification and an Oceans approved behavioral health
de-escalation program. Subject to many interruptions. Occasional
pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries. This position can be
high paced and stressful; must be able to cope mentally and
physically to atmosphere. This person might sometimes experience
disagreeable odors, sights and/or unpredictable patient behavior.
Work requires spending approximately 90% or more of the time inside
a building that offers protection from weather conditions but not
necessarily from temperature changes.
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