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Licensed Vocational Nurse

Driftwood, TX 78619

Driftwood Recovery

Posted 3 weeks ago
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Job Description

Position: Licensed Vocational/Practical Nurses

Reports to: Director of Nursing

Status: Non-Exempt

Hours: 7pm-7am (Graveyard)

Location: Driftwood Campus

Date Created: 11/20/2018


Summary:

Reporting directly to the Director of Nursing, the Licensed Vocational/Practical Nurse (LVN/LPN) provides direct client care and facilitates medical care while residents are in treatment. Under direct supervision and direction of the Director of Nursing, LVN/LPN will work within their entire scope of practice. The LVN/LPN will be fully accountable for ensuring that the utmost in competent care and safety is consistently delivered to all residents. LVN/LPNs are responsible and well-trained professionals that are able to give the best nursing care with little supervision. LVN/LPNs are compassionate and cool-tempered and able to follow health and safety guidelines faithfully and consistently.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitors resident's condition and assess their needs to provide the best possible treatment and advice.
  • Observes and interprets resident's symptoms and communicates them to the Director of Nursing.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Nursing to create individualized care plans for residents.
  • Performs routine procedures (blood pressure measurements, administration of medication, administering injections, etc) and fill in residents' charts.
  • Adjust, monitor and administer patient's medication and provide treatments per physician's orders.
  • Inspect the facilities and act to maintain excellent hygiene and safety (decontaminating equipment, sanitizing surfaces, preparing beds, etc.)
  • Provide first aid and medical care in emergencies.
  • Foster a supportive and compassionate environment to care for residents.
  • Expand knowledge and capabilities by attending educational workshops, conferences, etc.
  • Has working knowledge of infection prevention and control program at Driftwood.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Nursing.


Competencies:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position:

  • Analytical- The individual synthesizes complex or diverse information.
  • Problem Solving- The individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
  • Oral Communication- The individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills and conducts productive meetings.
  • Quality Management- The individual looks for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Judgment- The individual displays willingness to make decisions, exhibits sound and accurate judgment, and makes timely decisions.
  • Safety and Security- The individual observes safety and security procedures and uses equipment and materials properly.


Qualifications

  • Proven experience as a Licensed Vocational/Practical Nurse.
  • Excellent knowledge of nursing care methods and procedures
  • Excellent knowledge of emergency care
  • In-depth knowledge of health and safety guidelines and procedures (sanitation, decontamination, etc.) and willingness to follow them consistently
  • A team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Responsible and compassionate
  • Outstanding organization and multi-tasking skills
  • Patient with excellent problem-solving skills.


Preferred Education/Experience:

  • 2+ years of nursing experience
  • Minimum of one-year related work experience
  • Experience working in a substance abuse treatment facility or behavioral healthcare a plus
  • Valid LVN/LPN license
  • Current CPR and First Aid certificate
  • Current TB Test
  • Valid Driver's License
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