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Licensed Vocational Nurse-Outpatient (class4604-gg)

Nursing | San Antonio, TX | Full Time and Contract

Job Description

LVN – Outpatient

 San Antonio TX


We are currently seeking a full-time LVN-Outpatient. This position offers competitive pay, PTO, holidays, health-wellness benefits, and an opportunity to enhance and/or gain valuable work experience.  

Join our Team!  We encourage you to apply and discover more about this opportunity and others.  Upon applying, we will reach out to you and answer any questions you may have.  


POSITION SUMMARY 

Assists in routine care and treatment of patients, to include flying and special operational duty personnel, when required. Organizes the medical environment, performs and participates in support activities for outpatient care situations, including contingency operations and disasters.


POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES - The duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Serves as a Vocational Nurse performing patient care and nursing administrative duties for outpatients in accordance with established policies, procedures, protocols, and guidelines.  
  • Monitors and records age appropriate physiological measurements.  
  • Orients new patients to the clinic/hospital environment.  
  • Assists with patient check-ins, admissions, discharges, and transfers as directed.  
  • Provides individualized patient teaching on appropriate topics to include preventative healthcare and health maintenance.  
  • Prepares and positions patients for diagnostic testing, examinations, treatments, and clinical procedures.  
  • Performs appropriate portions of medical examinations, treatment, diagnostic, and clinical procedures.  
  • Records treatment, procedure rendered, and observed effects.  
  • Identifies patient problems and accurately notifies nursing team of observations.  
  • Prepares and administers medications in accordance with scope of practice and training.  
  • Recognizes and responds to emergencies and performs basic life support measures.  
  • Performs appropriate portions of physical examinations including age appropriate physical measurements.  
  • Adheres to infection control procedures including use of personal protective equipment, disposal of waste, and aseptic technique.  
  • Performs central sterile supply duties.  
  • Ensures all equipment is properly assembled, operates, cleaned and stored at the end of each work shift. Ensures preventive maintenance and routine cleaning are performed as directed.  
  • Performs medical records reviews and applies appropriate protocols and guidelines to determine medical needs
  • Maintains patient medical records in electronic format as well as hard copy as required.  
  • Prepares and submits administrative reports.  
  • Participates in training and continuing education programs for new procedures, techniques, and equipment.  
  • Ensures a safe work environment and employee safe work habits. 
  • Establishes and maintains appropriate, professional, interpersonal relationships with co-workers, families, peers, and other team members.  
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Must have successfully completed all education and training requirements leading to and graduated from an accredited national, state or military equivalent school for Vocational Nursing
  • Must have and maintain throughout course of contract, a current, active, valid, unrestricted license (with no limitations, stipulations or pending adverse actions) to practice as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) from a US jurisdiction.  
  • Must have understanding of and ability to correctly utilize and/or apply; medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, psychology, pharmacology, medical ethics and legal concepts, clinical procedures, patient care; emergency medical treatment to include cardiopulmonary resuscitation, aseptic technique, specimen collection, diagnostic testing, prepare and administer oral and parenteral (excluding IV) medications, vaccination procedures, mechanisms of anaphylaxis and shock and their treatment; prescription drugs and their administration; operating and maintaining therapeutic equipment, risk management, medical contingency operations, computer operations in the use of basic word processing, data entry and automated medical records.  
  • Must have understanding of and ability to utilize and/or apply: intravenous (IV) initiation/IV therapy.
  • Shall have practiced as an LVN performing hands-on patient care in the outpatient clinical setting for at least 3 years
  • Must be knowledgeable in medical privacy and confidentiality (health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act {HIPPA} and the accreditation standards for The Joint Commission.
  • Possess experience performing care and treatment of patients; operating and maintaining therapeutic equipment; properly administering oral and parenteral medications; conducting paraprofessional portions of physical examinations; or assisting in medical treatment of patients in accordance with established procedures and protocols, within the LVN scope of practice.  


We support a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer who does not discriminate against employees and applicants for employment on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other classification protected by law.