LAWRENCE STREET HEALTHCARE CENTER Hiring EventLVN in HOUSTON, Texas
Qualifications Health Able to meet performance requirements of this job. Graduate from an approved training program Licensed to practice in this state. Participate in continuing education so that he/she has knowledge of current trends and new developments in nursing and maintains license. Job Knowledge and Capabilities: Ability to learn, absorb, and apply professional training; follow doctor s orders; and keep records in prescribed manner. Ability to perceive changes in patient behavior and recognize symptons and the ability to communicate effectively in writing, by telephone, and in personal contacts. Ability to organize work procedures, assume responsibility, and tactfully supervises others. Special interest in geriatric nursing. Performance Requirements: Physicals Demands: Able to be on feet standing or walking 8-12 hours per day. Able to lift 60-70 lbs. on an occasional basis. Able to bend, stoop, squat or twist numerous times a day Able to see and hear adequately enough to respond to visual and auditory requests from patients. Able to speak in clear, concise voice in order to communicate with patients who may be hearing impaired. Able to carry out fine motor skills and manual dexterity. Must be able to supervise and instruct others. Must have good leadership and communication skills. Specific Patient Care Duties and Responsibilities: Assume responsibility for safe administration of medications and treatments. Coordinate nursing activites with the activities of other departments. Admit new patients. Make frequent rounds to verify that appropriate nursing care (according to established policies and procedures) is provided; note any changes in a patient s condition; intervene to correct any problems observed. Assist physician during rounds. Maintain the self-respect, personal dignity and physical safety of each patient. Assist patients to attain highest level of self-care possible. Relieve other shifts if needed. Perform other duties as assigned Specific Personnel/Employee Relations Responsibilities: Assign duties to non-licensed nursing staff and supervise charting activities so patient records are complete and accurate. Supervise activities of non-licensed nursing staff so policies are followed. Carry out personnel disciplinary actions to include issuing oral and written disciplinary warnings to non-licensed personnel in instances where he/she believes that company employment policy, rules of conduct or accepted patient care practices have not been followed. Resolve employee work related problems, complaints and grievances to extent possible. The first line supervisor is the first step in the formal complaint procedure described in the Partner Handbook. Assist in orientation for new non-licensed nursing staff and recommend their promotion from probationary period to regular employment status. Evaluate work performance of non-licensed nursing staff. Make changes in staff schedule as indicated by absence or illness and obtain replacement where needed. Attend appropriate nursing supervisory meetings. Must have a HS/GED Must have LVN certification Candidates must pass background check. Due to the nature of the employer's business, company policy requires that candidates with a certain class or types of convictions will not be considered for employment.