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Licensed Vocational Nurse

Company: Genesis Prime Care
Location: Texarkana
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionJob SummaryThe Staff Nurse is an integral part of the health care team. The Staff Nurse assists the health care team in a professional manner in the health clinic setting. Responsibilities include administering quality nursing care, immunizations and health education to patients of all ages in accordance with established nursing standards; assisting in the lab and pharmacy as appropriate; working with all health clinic personnel to ensure an efficient and safe environment of care. Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe Staff Nurse performs the following duties as assigned.

  • Provides clinical services.
  • Maintains clinical expertise and competency (to include age specific competency) as well as demonstrates thorough knowledge of procedures to deliver quality primary health care.
  • Documents delivery of health care and nursing process in accordance with the Clinic's policies and procedures in a timely, accurate, and consistent manner.
  • Educates the patient and family/significant others about diagnosis and the plan of care. Acts as a resource for facilitating communication when necessary.
  • Coordinates the delivery of patient care provided by the health care team.
  • Interacts with health clinic personnel and assists providers to ensure optimal patient care and to obtain optimum patient flow and increased patient satisfaction.
  • Identifies and responds promptly to changes in patient's condition and/or clinic environment.
  • Coordinates and delegates the timely processing of patient referrals, prescribed medications, and other identified needs of the patient.
  • Acts as a resource within the clinic to other staff members in regards to patient care.
  • Participates as a team member and promotes teamwork by assisting others with patient care and department activities.
  • Maintains adequate inventory of medical forms, supplies, in-house medications, STD medications and immunizations and completes monthly inventory reports as required.
  • Performs maintenance and controls on medical equipment and documents results.
  • Administers all medications accurately using the five (5) rights of medication administration, documenting medications according to health clinic policy and procedures.
  • Upon completion of laboratory skill assessment, performs all laboratory functions according to Provider orders.
  • Fulfills administrative duties.
  • Assists in maintaining an efficient, safe, secure, orderly, and aseptic environment of care for all patients and employees.
  • Is familiar with and abides by OSHA Standards, Hazardous Materials, Universal Precautions, use of personal protective equipment, Evacuation, Fire, Disaster, and Safety Plans.
  • If bilingual, translates in Spanish between non-Spanish speaking staff and Spanish speaking patients as requested.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned. Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesRequired
  • Knowledge of basic principles of health promotion, prevention and motivation
  • Knowledge of protocols in general and an ability to quickly gain specific knowledge of the Clinic's current operational protocols
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and appropriate abbreviations
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the Texas Nursing Practice Act
  • Ability to read and comprehend medical instructions, short correspondence, and memos
  • Ability to document, with clarity, all information relevant to a patient's needs
  • Ability to effectively present information in small group situations to patients, Clinic staff, and the general public. Ability to prepare statistical and administrative reports
  • Ability to work cooperatively with community agency personnel to coordinate services for patients
  • Ability to use a glucometer and interpret the results
  • Ability to use office equipment including but not limited to computers, fax machines, telephones and copiers
  • Ability to prioritize and allocate resources Preferred
    • Spanish speaking and writing skills Credentials and ExperienceRequired
      • Licensed Vocational Nurse degree from an accredited school of nursing.
      • Current unrestricted license from the Texas or Arkansas Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners (applicable state to assigned clinic location) to practice as a licensed vocational nurse (LVN)
      • Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Healthcare Professionals Certification Preferred
        • One (1) year of practice experience as an LVN giving direct patient care

Keywords: Genesis Prime Care, Shreveport , Licensed Vocational Nurse, Healthcare , Texarkana, Louisiana

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