LVN- Full Time (Per Visit)- National Nursing and Rehab- Southwest/South Central San Antonio
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 Southwest/South Central San Antonio and Surrounding Areas

Responsible to:

Nurse Supervisor/ Registered Nurse

Description:

Performs selected nurse care under the direction of the registered nurse and general supervision of the client care manager.

JOB DUTIES/ KNOWLEDGE:

1.Provides skilled nursing care to clients as directed by the registered nurse and physician’s plan of care in accordance with agency policies.

2.Promotes and maintains client health through teaching and appropriate rehabilitative measures under the guidance of the registered nurse who is assigned to the same case.

3.Assists clients in learning appropriate self-care techniques.

4.Helps to achieve and maintain continuity of client care by assisting in planning and exchanging information with other health professionals.

5.Prepares clinical progress notes and follows client care pans as developed by the registered nurse and according to the agency policy.

6.Assist the physician and registered nurse in performing specialized procedures for which competency has been established.

7.Prepares equipment and materials for treatments observing aseptic technique as required.

8.Keeps abreast of changes and trends affecting nursing care and licensed nurse functions.

9.Attends client conferences, meet with the quality improvement reviewer weekly and communicate regularly with the registered nurse.

10.Communicates current health status and needs of client to appropriate health professionals.

JOB PERFORMANCE:

Demonstrates initiative and skills in planning and organizing work

1.Demonstrates a desire to set and meet objectives and to find increasingly efficient ways to perform tasks.

2.Completes work, care and documentation with accuracy within agency time frames.

MISSION/ AGENCY STANDARDS:

Demonstrates organizational awareness and commitment

1.Understands and appropriately applies the chain of command in relation to own job position and supervision.

2.Knows and understands the agency mission in relation to own job position.

Observes confidentiality policy at all times

1.Protects and honors customer and coworker confidentiality.

2.Respects customers’ and coworkers’ right to privacy.

Observes attendance and attire polices

1.Meets attendance and punctuality expectations.

2.Demonstrates cooperation with requests to meet agency needs.

3.Consistently adheres to agency dress code.

Complies with all other related policies, procedures and requests

1.Recommends and/ or supports changes to policies and procedures.

2.Demonstrates knowledge of policies and procedures applicable to own job positon.

3.Adheres to policies and procedures. Honors requests of management for interim rules.

Conserves agency resources

1.Maintains agency property, supplies and equipment in a manner that demonstrates ownership and accountability.

2.Maintains the work area to reduce the likelihood for safety hazards and to enhance its general appearance.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:

Demonstrates interpersonal understanding and utilizes effective communication skills

1.Considers effects of words and actions on others.

2.Utilizes listening skills that indicate understanding and promote accurate interpretation of others’ concerns, motivations and feelings.

3.Recognizes the influence of beliefs and cultures on behaviors and accepts strengths and limitations in others.

4.Works toward resolution of interpersonal conflicts as they arise.

5.Recognizes when others are in need of information, assistance or direction and consistently offers and provides help.

6.Attends and participates positively in meetings.

7.Regularly reads and appropriately applies information to practice.

8.Uses words that express respect, patience and understanding in interactions with others.

9.Acknowledges other verbally and nonverbal (eye contact, expression, tone of voice) promptly and courteously.

10.Follows appropriate phone etiquette.

Exhibits behaviors of cooperation

1.Develops cooperation and collaborative work efforts that in general benefits all involved parties.

2.Demonstrates the initiative to meet the needs of the agency by assisting coworkers when load permits.

PERSONAL/ PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

Continuing education and personal/ professional development responsibilities

1.Maintains personal health status requirement in relation to job position

2.Maintains professional licensure/ certification (if applicable).

3.Maintains current personnel file information and provides information to agency in timely manner.

4.Sets own development challenges and volunteers to learn.

5.Assists with orientation of new personnel.

6.Adheres to agency infection control and safety polices, including education, reporting, and practice implementation specific to job position.

7.Attends agency provided in-service programs to fulfill requirements of position and agency polices.

Exhibits adaptability, flexibility, self-control and maturity in work and behavior

1.Maintains stable performance and emotions when faced with opposition, pressure and/ or stressful conditions.

2.Recognizes codependency issues in care giving roles and exercises caution in relationship to maintain objectivity.

3.Develops work relationships that honor and respect others’ strengths and abilities.

SERVICE EXCELLENCE:

Service Excellence 50% of yearly evaluation

1.Shows courtesy, compassion and respect.

2.Communicates with all individuals appropriately, while maintaining confidentiality.

3.Contributes to teamwork, and harmonious working relationships.

4.Supports and demonstrates continuous improvement of quality and service.

5.Shares ideas and suggestions.

6.Participates in projects.

7.Participates in problem solving.

8.Reports problems, unusual events appropriately.

9.Demonstrates behavior that promotes professionalism and self-development.

10.Participates in educational programs/ seminars.

11.Promotes cost consciousness.

12.Displays professional appearance.

13.Promotes professional environment, including emphasis on cleanliness and safety.

PROBLEM SOLVING:

Exhibit critical thinking abilities and applies them for continuous improvement of services and the agency

1.Uses own knowledge and experience base and other resources as necessary to make logical decisions and solve problems.

2.Continuously analyze work process and makes suggestions for improvement.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1.Successful completion of a certified licensed practical/ vocational nursing program.

2.Licensed to practice as a practical/ vocational nurse in the state.

3.Minimum of six (6) months to one (1) year of clinical experience.

Knowledge and Abilities:

a.Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to and communicate with the pediatric population served by the agency, and to lesser degree the adult and geriatric populations served.

b.Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of pediatric growth and development.

c.Able to assess data reflecting the pediatric client’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each client’s requirements relative to their age-specific needs.

5.Six (6) months to one (1) year of previous pediatric nursing experience preferred; minimum of pediatric training course documented with the successful completion of a pediatric competency assessment.

6.Must have a valid Texas Driver’s License*

*Compact licensure excluded

DEGREES OF TRAVEL:

Home visits and/ or hourly patient care daily. Periodic office meetings. Must have reliable transportation and agency-required liability insurance.

DEGREES OF DISRUPTION TO ROUTINE, OVERTIME:

Must be able to adapt to client status and needs as directed. Schedule changes daily due to staffing, client condition and needs, new clients, etc. Must be on-call through rotation schedule, as necessary.

Regency Integrated Health Services is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled

Regency Integrated Health Services is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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