Licensed Vocational Nurse (Per Diem)
Provides patient care services that meet the psychosocial, physical and general aspects of care; meets the communication needs of patient and family; provides care that reflects initiative and responsibility indicative of professional expectations, under the supervision of a registered nurse.
♦Demonstrates knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on the age and clinical condition of the patient
♦Reduces the potential for medication errors by following correct medication procedures.
♦Performs patient care considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient’s age; includes geriatric and general inpatient rehabilitation patients.
♦Under the supervision of the R.N., assists with the assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy.Identifies and initiates appropriate rehabilitation nursing interventions.
♦Under the supervision of the R.N., performs timely and accurate QI assessments.
♦Carry out the plan of care as indicated by the patient’s needs and response to treatment; evaluates overall plan daily for effectiveness; updates interdisciplinary care plan accordingly based on changes in patient’s condition and individual needs.
♦Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care
♦Demonstrates ability to adequately assess and reassess pain.Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques.Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
♦Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/ health care errors.
♦Formulates a teaching plan based upon the patient’s individual andidentified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate.
♦Demonstrates ability to perform treatments and provide services according to level of licensure.Qualifications
♦Graduate of accredited licensed practical/ vocational nurse program.
♦Current state licensure as Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse.
CPR/BCLS certification. ACLS preferred.
♦IV Certified required or obtained within 6 months highly preferred
♦Minimum six months’ Medical/Surgical experience in an acute care setting preferred.
♦Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
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