Lic Vocational Nurse $6,000 Sign on Bonus + Wage Match
Company: Summit LTC
Posted on: August 7, 2022
$6,000 Sign on Bonus
We are looking for a skilled LVN to become a part of our facility's
compassionate care-giving team. The successful candidate will be
responsible for managing all aspects of nursing responsibilities
during each shift, from processing patients in and out to
delegating nursing rounds and drug administration. We're looking
for a highly competent and well-organized professional who values
safety, security and patient wellness above all else. We focus on
providing the best care possible while ensuring patient
satisfaction in every interaction. The LVN is responsible for
making sure those values are reflected in his or her staff at all
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other
duties may be assigned.
Works under direct supervision using the state-specific Nurse
Practice Act, Standards, Policies and Procedures, and nursing
Delivers nursing care to patients/residents requiring long-term or
Collects patient/resident data, makes observations and reports
pertinent information related to the care of the
According to state-specific regulations, implements the
patient/resident plan of care and evaluates the patient/resident
In accordance with state-specific regulations, directs and
supervises care given by other nursing personnel in selected
Maintains knowledge of necessary documentation requirements.
Maintains knowledge of equipment set-up, maintenance and use, i.e.,
monitors, infusion devices, drain devices, etc.
Maintains confidentiality and patient/resident rights, regarding
all patient personnel information.
Provides patient/resident/family/caregiver education as
Conducts self in a professional manner in compliance with unit and
Works rotating shifts, holidays and weekends as scheduled.
Initiates emergency support measures (i.e., CPR, protects patients
Participates in the identification of staff educational needs.
Serves as a preceptor, as delegated, for new staff
Maintains patient care supplies, equipment and environment.
Participates in the development of unit objectives.
Provides input in the formulation and evaluation of standards. of
Admission and routine patient observations/transfer notes are
complete and accurately reflect the patients/residents status.
Documentation of observations is complete and reflects knowledge of
unit documentation policies and procedures.
Nursing history is present in the medical record for all
Changes in patient's/resident's physical/psychological condition
(i.e., changes in lab data, vital signs, mental status) are
Observations related to the effectiveness of nursing interventions,
medications. etc., are reported as appropriate and documented in
the progress notes.
Evaluation of care plan is noted monthly or as indicated,
Contributions to care plan revision are made as indicated by the
Patient/Resident is approached in a kind, gentle and friendly
manner. Respect for the patient's/resident's dignity and privacy is
Interventions are performed in a timely manner. Explanations for
delays in answers/ responses are provided.
Independence by the patient/resident in activities of daily living
is encouraged to the fullest extent possible.
Treatments are completed as indicated.
Safety concerns are identified and appropriate actions are taken to
maintain a safe
Side rails and height of bed are adjusted.
Patient/resident call light and equipment is within reach.
Restraints, when used, are maintained properly.
Rooms are neat and orderly.
Patient identification bands and allergy bands (if applicable) are
Functional assignments are completed.
Emergency situations are recognized and appropriate action is
All emergency equipment can be readily located and operated
(emergency oxygen supply, drug box, fire extinguishers, etc.).
Patient/Resident/Family teaching is conducted according to the
nursing care plan.
Explanations are given to the patient prior to interventions.
Discharge/death summaries are complete and accurate.
Transfer forms are complete and accurate.
Active participation in patient/resident care management is
Facility Standards of Practice Manual or reference materials are
utilized as needed.
Procedures are performed according to method outlined in procedure
Body substance precautions and other appropriate infection control
practices are utilized with all nursing interventions.
Safety guidelines established by the facility (i.e. proper needle
disposal) are followed.
The patient's/resident's full name and room number are present on
all chart forms. Allergies are noted on chart cover.
Only approved abbreviations are utilized.
Vital signs are properly and timely recorded
I&O summaries are recorded and added correctly.
Progress notes are timed, dated and signed with full signature and
Unit flow sheets are completed properly (i.e., wound care records,
treatment records, weight sheets, etc.).
Adheres to state-specific Nurse Practice Act for administration of
medication and parenteral therapy.
Dates that medications are started or discontinued are
Medications are charted correctly with name, dose, route, site,
time, and initials of nurse administering.
Pulse and blood pressure are obtained and recorded when
Medications not given are circled, reason noted and physician
notified if applicable.
Appropriate notes are written for medications not given and actions
Name and title of nurse administering medication are
Patient's/resident's medication record is labeled with the name,
room number, date, and allergies.
The procedure for administration and counting of narcotics is
All parenteral fluids, including additives, are charted with time
and date started, time infusion completed, site of infusion and
signature of nurse.
Supplies are used appropriately.
Charge stickers (or charge system) are utilized appropriately.
Minimal supplies are stored in the patient's/resident's room,
Discharge medications are returned to the pharmacy or destroyed in
a timely manner.
Floor-stock medications are charged and re-stocked.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or relevant qualification.
Must possess, as a minimum, a Nursing Degree from an accredited
college or university, or be a graduate of an approved LVN
Possession of a current valid Texas driver's license or regular
means of transportation to and from work.
One (1) year of experience as a nursing assistant in a skilled
rehabilitation, skilled nursing or Long-Term Care (LTC) environment
Experience with electronic medical records preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Must be capable of operating a personal computer to enter resident
data as required by regulation and facility policy.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short
correspondence, and memos.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out
instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
Ability to communicate orally and in written form effectively with
all levels of employees, patients, families, and vendors.
Ability to present information in one-on-one and small group
situations to employees, patients, families, and vendors.
Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and
procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that
pertain to long-term care.
Good understanding of medical and pharmacological terminology.
Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and
divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations
using weight measurement, volume, and distance.
Excellent problem solving/analysis/judgment skills and high level
of attention to detail and accuracy
Builds and maintains cooperative working relationships
Must possess leadership and supervisory ability and the willingness
to work harmoniously with professional and non-professional
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with
clients, supervisors, County employees, elected officials, law
enforcement, other agencies, and the public.
Resourceful, dependable and accountable
Able to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must possess a current and active license to practice as a LVN in
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
Work requires physical activity including extended periods of
walking and standing with occasional climbing, reaching, carrying,
balancing, kneeling, crouching and bending.
Must have the ability to frequently lift and/or carry equipment,
files, and other materials weighing up to 50 pounds as well as
push/pull up to 50 pounds of force with grip strength of 65
Ability to transfer, and reposition a resident to or from a bed,
wheelchair, and use a mechanical lift, toilet, tub, shower,
occasionally varying degrees of pushing, pulling and lifting due to
the differences in resident weights.
Must be able to assist in the evacuation of residents during
Must be able to continuously perform simple manipulative dexterity
tasks such as the equipment listed above as well as safety pin
buckles and tie strings. Occasionally perform difficult
Must be able to detect the smell of smoke, spoiled food, soiled
The employee must be able to continuously hear normal sounds and
voice patterns with some background noise. Must have adequate
verbal instructions. Must be able to hear audible emergency
signals, alarms, call, light indicators and to be able to answer
Specific vision abilities required by this job include: Must be
able to continuously notice a change in the resident (breathing,
color, skin breakdown, etc.) Ability to focus and read a
Visual abilities, correctable to normal ranges, include close,
distance and color vision, depth perception, and the ability to
The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those employee encounters while performing
functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Work is performed indoors in a health care facility.
Work is performed during assigned shift; however, hours will
occasionally include varied days, hours, holidays, weekends, and
overtime as needed.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but
can occasionally be loud. Subject to frequent interruptions.
Incumbents in this position may be exposed to
infectious/communicable diseases, blood borne pathogens, and
potential risk of injury from distraught individuals.
Frequent exposure to chemical compounds of medication and
Frequent exposure to microbial bacteria and other infectious agents
inherent to care of ill residents.
Continuous exposure to latex, Tyvex, plastic and/or materials which
are used for personal protective equipment.
Stress of working with sick residents and their families, combined
with the resident who may be confused, irrational, highly agitate
mood swings. (Frequently)
Subject to involvement with personnel, visitors, state and federal
agency personnel and residents.
Summit LTC is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be
considered for employment without attention to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, veteran or disability status.
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