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LVN Long Term Care Wound Care

Company: Catholic Health Initiative
Location: Caldwell
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:



Since 1936 CHI St. Joseph Health has been caring for the communities of Bryan, College Station, Brenham, Hearne, Navasota, Caldwell, and Madisonville. With the area's only Level II Trauma Center, the first Joint Commission certified Primary Stroke Center, and the first accredited Chest Pain Center in the Brazos Valley, CHI St. Joseph Health is a leader in critical care and the largest provider of cardiovascular care in the region.

As an integrated healthcare system, CHI St. Joseph Health includes a comprehensive network of over 100 employed providers including primary care physicians, specialists and advanced practice clinicians. Our network includes more than 30 ambulatory clinics featuring primary care, a freestanding Emergency Room, Express Clinics, and imaging and diagnostic services.

As an active member of the Brazos Valley, CHI St. Joseph Health is a leader in providing compassionate care as well as addressing the overall health of the community. We continuously work to assess unique needs and create plans that respond to those needs in an effort to build a healthier community.

CHI St. Joseph Health strives to care for you the way you care for your patients. With you in mind, we offer the following benefits to support your work/life balance:

  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Premium Access to our Family Care Program supporting your needs for childcare, pet care, and/or adult dependent care
  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity Theft
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
  • Matching Retirement Programs
  • Wellness Programs
  • And MORE!

CHI St. Joseph Health is now a part of CommonSpirit Health which was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community



#missioncritical #MCTX

Job Summary

Provides nursing care and administers medications, observes and accurately documents patients' conditions. Informs charge nurse of all significant changes. Performs other tasks and duties as assigned and within competency. Provides guidance and assistance to nursing assistants or nursing students. Nursing care is supervised and the LVN is accountable to the RN. Seeks information and directions as needed to provide safe care.

  • Performs ongoing assessment of patient's condition. Provides nursing care to meet the patient's physical, psychological and spiritual needs. Notifies doctor of changes in assessment that require attention. Understands purpose of the UDS/IRF-PAI and collects data for this process.
  • Designs, directs, evaluates, and documents the plan of care, patient/family teaching and discharge preparation to ensure that all aspects of the patient's stay are addressed in a reverent manner. Works with other clinical disciplines to meet specialized patient care and discharge needs.
  • Prepares patients for treatments, operations, and diagnostic studies. Observes and reports patients' conditions to charge nurses and physicians. Transcribes physician orders and is responsible for seeing these orders are carried out. Follows infection control policy for phlebotomy, catheterizations and wound care. Gives basic and skilled nursing care including procedures in the nursing service policy & procedure manuals designated for his/her classification. Administers oral, IM, and subcutaneous medications to all patients and IV medications to patients over 18 years of age. Starts and maintains intravenous infusions. Follows policy, procedure and standards of hospital and department. Floats to other areas as necessary for patient safety.
  • Documents response to treatments, medications, therapies and teaching.
  • Assures privacy of all patient information to protect patient rights and meet HIPPA quidelines. Reports suspected violations immediately.
  • Gives and receives reports as appropriate. Provides an accurate and comprehensive report to the oncoming shift to help establish continuity of patient care. Receives report from off-going shift and delegates tasks as needed to provide continuity of care according to coworker's experience, abilities and the patient's acuity.
  • Maintains patient and work environment to maximize safe working space. Promptly removes all used and soiled equipment, linen, etc. to appropriate location. BMV scanning rates comply with current policy. Reports all patient safety and hazard concerns immediately.
  • Maintains accurate documentation of charges and supplies used to ensure adequate supply replacement and efficient use of allocated funds.
  • Clocks in and out according to policy to ensure work is started and completed on time and to lead by example. Obtains director/designee/house supervisor approval before working overtime shifts.
  • Maintains LVN license to adhere to Texas Board of Nursing guidelines and serves the organization in a licensed capacity. Takes responsibility for meeting competency requirements. Assists with the orientation of new employees and floated staff as requested and assigned.
  • Attends in-services, workshops, and reads current journals to keep abreast of new developments in the medical and nursing fields. Attends 6 unit meetings per year, all mandatory in-services, and completes annual competencies. Attends other meetings as designated by director.




Minimum Qualifications


  • High school diploma and some formal training


  • Minimal/No Experience


  • Licensed Vocational Nurse by the State of Texas, CPR and FIM Certification

Keywords: Catholic Health Initiative, Bryan , LVN Long Term Care Wound Care, Other , Caldwell, Texas

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