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Licensed Vocational Nurse – EMPATH – Marian Regional Medical Center


This is a Full-time position in Santa Maria, TX posted March 7, 2021.

The Empath Licensed Vocational Nurse provides direct patient care for adult and patients within the LVN scope of practice guidelines in a locked inpatient unit setting.

Provides psychoeducational group support, contributes to, supports the therapeutic milieu, and ensures the safety and well-being of the patient population.

Participates in the gathering of information, monitors patient progress, and contributes, implements, and documents the individualized patient plan of care.

Participates as a member of the clinical interdisciplinary team to ensure appropriate care, support, and resources to all internal/external customers and on-going commitment to quality.Additional responsibilities include, but not limited to:Collaborates with doctors and staff to provide exceptional care, assisting during exams, diagnostic testing, and treatments.Conducts accurate clinical assessments; collects, synthesizes, and accurately analyzes patient data from multiple and sometimes conflicting sources to develop the patient’s individualized plan of care.

Integrates cultural differences in the plan of care.Prepares effective transfer/discharge plans; seeks validation of clinical judgment from more experienced clinicians.Completes Behavioral Health Assessments demonstrating basic knowledge of interviewing, diagnostic, organization, and writing skills within designated timeframe.Provides appropriate disposition recommendations based on assessments and seeks direction as appropriate.Performs appropriate treatments as ordered by physician in an accurate and timely manner.Prepares, administers, and records prescribed medications.

Reports adverse reactions to medications/treatments in accordance with the policy.Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, performance improvement program, safety, environmental and infection control standards.Maintains nursing supply inventory by checking stock to determine inventory levels; anticipating needed supplies; communicating with manager to place supply order.Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements, following manufacturer’s instructions, troubleshooting malfunctions, calling for repairs.

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