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LVN – Kerrville, Tx

The Judge Group

This is a Contract position in Kerrville, TX posted February 26, 2021.

Location: Kerrville, TX Description: Judge Healthcare is seeking Licensed Vocational Nurses for multiple openings with one of our client’s in the Kerrville, TX. Position details: Location: Kerrville, TX 78028 Job Type: Ongoing contract Hours: 8-hour shift varies (Monday through Sunday): 1st shift – 6:30am – 3:00pm 2nd shift – 2:30pm – 11:00pm 3rd shift – 10:30pm – 7:00am Job Description: The LVN I works under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse to provide for the care, treatment, and general welfare of patients. Responsibilities include: medication transcription and administration, performance of focused nursing assessment for the basic care, treatment, and general welfare of patients, documentation of basic information concerning patient, observing and reporting significant observations related to patient’s mental/physical condition, maintaining accountability for medications, assigned medication room, and the security of assigned unit keys, providing basic patient/family education, implementing a basic nursing care plan, supporting hospital safety, risk management, and infection control programs, and restraint and seclusion reduction strategies, maintaining competency, management of the unit in the absence of the RN or LVN III, and attending work as scheduled. Completion of work requires significant supervision with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Core Responsibilities: Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned. Transcribes physicians’ orders, prepares and administers medications based on developmental and age specific population needs according to acceptable standards, hospital policies and procedures and within the parameters of their educational preparation. Performs focused nursing assessment for the basic care, treatment, and general welfare of patients. This may include assisting with sick call, medical emergencies, providing/monitoring treatments and procedures, performing screening tests, collecting specimens for laboratory examination, scheduling appointments/consultations etc. Documents basic information concerning patient behavior, medication administration, treatments, physical condition, changes in mental/physical condition, education provided, etc. according to hospital policy and procedures. Observes and reports significant observations related to patient’s mental/physical condition to the supervising RN and/or other team members as appropriate to promote quality patient care.Maintains accountability for medications, assigned medication room, and the security of assigned unit keys. Provides basic patient/family education, to individuals or groups as appropriate to increase patient knowledge of medications, health/hygiene skills, and disease management/prevention etc. to promote independent living skills. Serves as an effective member of the treatment team, implements basic nursing care plan, engages patients in therapeutic interactions, and supports unit milieu/programs to assist patients in meeting individual goals. Demonstrates a commitment to a culture that reduces risk to both patients and staff through support of the hospital’s safety and risk management plans, infection control programs, and restraint and seclusion reduction strategies. Is educationally prepared to deliver nursing care to state hospital patients, completes required training, and demonstrates competencies as required. Assumes responsibility for patient care and management of the unit in the absence of the RN or LVN III with RN support via telephone, and immediate on-site availability as needed. Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency’s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location. Requirements/Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited LVN program with a valid permit to practice in the State of Texas while awaiting licensure. OR Licensed as a LVN in the state of Texas or in a party state that recognizes reciprocity through the Nurse Licensure Compact as described in Art. 4528b of the Nurse Practice Act.Ability to work weekends and holidays on a rotating basis to meet the staffing needs of the hospital. Knowledge Skills Abilities: Focused nursing assessment Principles of biological, physical, and social science as acquired in vocational nursing schoolNursing techniques and proceduresContinuous quality improvement Infection Control Procedures Mental Health & Mental Illness Team processes Medication transcription, administration Therapeutic Communication Use of Medical Equipment to include: glucometer, AED, Oxygen Observe, identify, and describe verbally and in writing patient behaviors Patient and family education Psychopharmacology Automated computerized programsCPR, use AED, Heimlich Maneuver, First Aid, and TIPS(Sections 1-3 required) Successful working relationships with othersNational Patient Safety goals in relation to patient care and medication administration  All interested and qualified candidates can apply directly to Paige Feldman at, or call Paige at  484-270-1804 for immediate consideration. Contact: This job and many more are available through The Judge Group. 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