LVN Long Term Care Wound Care
Company: Catholic Health Initiative
Posted on: June 6, 2021
CHI ST. JOSEPH HEALTH
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
- 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
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
- Assures privacy of all patient information to protect patient
rights and meet HIPPA quidelines. Reports suspected violations
- 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
- 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
- Maintains accurate documentation of charges and supplies used
to ensure adequate supply replacement and efficient use of
- 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
- 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
- High school diploma and some formal training
- Licensed Vocational Nurse by the State of Texas, CPR and FIM
Keywords: Catholic Health Initiative, Bryan , LVN Long Term Care Wound Care, Other , Caldwell, Texas
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