Nursing | Shreveport, LA | Full Time, Contract, and Temporary
Licensed Vocational Nurse / Licensed Practical Nurse
Work Location: Shreveport LA
Job Duties/Responsibilities/Functions (including but not limited to)
Initiate, perform and complete assigned duties in providing care to variable patient populations.
Complete assigned patient care based on the patients’ conditions, use judgment in selecting the appropriate order and sequence of procedures and treatments, and accurately recognize, report and record relevant patient information.
Observe, identify and respond to the patient’s needs for care, including medication, equipment-assisted care and patient/family education.
Prepare and administer prescribed medications (oral, topical, subcutaneous, intramuscular and/or intravenous) and perform treatments according to established policies/procedures.
Recognize urgent or emergent patient care situations, seek assistance of the RN and/or MD/DO, and initiate appropriate emergency interventions as directed.
Perform support duties for complex diagnostic tests and/or specialized practices or procedures, which include preparing the patient, assisting in the diagnostic examination, preparing and handling specialized instruments or other specialized equipment, and monitoring the patient’s condition before, during, and following the procedure.
Orient peers and ancillary personnel to unit policies and procedures, skills, and standards of practice.
Integrate healthy work environment principles that result in improved patient healthcare delivery, education of patients and their families and employee satisfaction.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Graduate from an accredited community college, junior college, college, university or vocational nursing program approved by the appropriate State agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
One (1) year of practical or vocational nurse experience after graduation.
Current, full, active and unrestricted license as a practical or vocational nurse.
12 months of practical or vocational nurse experience in Occupational Medicine within the last 36 months.
Working knowledge of the military health care system including TRICARE health benefits.
Knowledge of computer operations and proficiency in use of basic word processing, data entry, and automated medical records.