The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) is responsible for assisting and collaborating with the RN in the delivery of psychiatric nursing care consistent with the multidisciplinary recovery plan for a specific assigned patient group. Participates in gathering assessment data and jointly planning patient care within the scope of practice of an LVN. Provides care to meet the physical and emotional needs of patient, carrying out the physician’s orders in a manner that insures quality and patient safety.
Major Responsibilities / Duties / Critical Tasks:
- Observes, assesses, plans, intervenes and evaluates outcomes and documents all aspects of patient care to assist in providing quality psychiatric services.
- Possesses a unique knowledge regarding the patient population to be served.
- Assists in establishing and maintaining an environment that is therapeutic for persons with mental illness.
- Executes physician’s orders for all assigned patients; administers medications and treatments and delivers population specific competent nursing care.
- Provides basic patient/family instruction and healthcare teaching, able to obtain consents.
- Respects and supports patient rights.
- Maintains patient privacy and confidentiality of information at all times, follow up on all patients.
- Is flexible in work schedule.
- Understands that duties, location of work and shift/pattern are subject to change as determined by the administration to meet the needs of the unit.
- Supports the mission and vision of the facility.
- Accountable for the identification and reduction of unsafe practices that could cause harm to patients.
- Other duties as assigned.
Accompanying Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Required Education / Experience:
- Bilingual a plus.
- EMR experience
- Must be organized and attentive to detail.
- Must be able to work quickly and efficiently to assure patient comfort and satisfaction.
- Able to communicate and understand verbal and written English language.
- Advance knowledge in allergy treatment and management, such as allergy desensitization therapy.
- Understanding of how to administer allergy tests, prepare vials, and give injections
- Ability to operate standard office equipment and medical equipment such as I.V. pumps, portable oxygen, fluids, etc.
- Completion of an approved Certificate LVN Nursing program.
- 2 years clinical experience as LVN
- 1 year experience as an LVN in psychiatric nursing preferred.
- Maintain current LVN license to practice in the state of Texas.
- Possess and maintain current AHA Healthcare Provider CPR
- Current SAMA training certification preferred at hire.
Work Locations: Tyler
Organization: 001-University of Texas Health Science Center-Tyler
Job Posting: May 24, 2018, 12:57:35 PM