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Licensed Vocational Nurse/Acute Care

Company: Surgery Partners
Location: Lubbock
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

DescriptionShift: Full Time Days
The Licensed Vocational Nurse is responsible for the provision of nursing care to meet identified patient outcomes, and to achieve the goals of the hospital as directed by the Registered Nurse.

  • Assists the Registered Nurse to assess the nursing care needs of adolescent, adult, and geriatric acute care patients.
  • Gathers pertinent patient care data using all available resources.
  • Implements and collaborates with the RN to carry out nursing plan of care for adolescents, adult and geriatric acute care patients.
  • Implements interventions within the scope of practice of the State Nurse Practice Act that are appropriate to the age specific needs of adolescent, adult and geriatric acute care patients.
  • Safely and accurately administer medications commonly used in acute care nursing units.
  • Provides patient and family education for adolescent, adult and geriatric patients and their family/caregivers.
  • Provides appropriate and safe interventions in emergency situations commonly experienced by acute care patients.
  • Performs basic patient care procedures for adolescents, adult and geriatric acute care patients, as required by the specific nursing unit.
  • Communicates with members of the health care team and other appropriate parties as necessary in the delivery of care.
  • Documents nursing care to maintain an accurate and legal medical record.
  • Operates specialized equipment included in the acute care unit equipment checklist.
  • Assists in maintaining a safe environment for patients.
  • Participates in the delivery of care to patients requiring the use of restrictive measures.
  • Participates in the care of patients undergoing procedures requiring analgesia, sedation and anesthesia.
  • May participate on department and hospital committees.
  • Attend meetings as required.
  • Utilizes special knowledge of age-specific differences in acute care patients to recognize changes in patient status.
  • Observes, records, and reports significant changes that require intervention or changes in the patient's plan of care.
  • Follows OSHA and other standards for protection against blood borne pathogens


    • Two years of experience in cardiac care.


      • Current LVN licensure in the state of Texas.
      • BCLS required, ACLS preferred.


        • Know the definitions of fundamental computer terms related to applications software and desktop PC's
        • Know how to open, read, and respond to email
        • Know how to manage electronic files
        • Know how to print electronic documents and reports

Keywords: Surgery Partners, Lubbock , Licensed Vocational Nurse/Acute Care, Healthcare , Lubbock, Texas

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