The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse, administers patient care. The LVN will complement the nursing process assisting in the individualized care of the patient in an attempt to assist the patient in adapting to the disease process and achieve the highest level of wellness.
JOB SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES:
1. Maintains consistency with Administrative and Departmental policies with appropriate behavior, dress, attitude, attendance, confidentiality, professionalism, and reliability.
Insures professional discretion and confidentiality of hospital related information concerning patients, physicians, associates and visitors.
Complies with conditions of employment as stated in the associate handbook and Administrative and Departmental policies.
Complies with dress code policy.
Limits non-emergency personal telephone calls to breaks and meal times.
2. Assists the RN in the nursing process to provide information for development of the plan of care.
Supports the RN by providing information for the development of the plan of care.
Promptly reports identified changes in the patient's condition.
Reviews and utilizes diagnostic data, medical orders and nursing assessment in order to provide continuity of care in accordance with the plan of care.
Demonstrates an ability to respond appropriately and/or report abnormal clinical/laboratory findings or results.
Sets priorities for care of patients based on acuity and/or patient/family preference.
Accurately reports and documents the patient's symptoms, responses, and status to reflect the nursing care plan developed by the RN.
Safely performs and documents nursing procedures required by patient assignment consistent with scientific principles of nursing and policy and procedure.
3. Promotes and participates in patient/family education and counseling based on health needs.
Reports learning needs of the patient and family to be included in the teaching plan of care.
Documentation reflects teaching, explains tests, treatments, medications, procedures, and disease process to the patient and family as needed.
Assists in ensuring that discharge needs are met including food and drug interactions, test, procedures, medications, and equipment and return appointments.
4. Demonstrates competence to perform skills for which training has been provided, including:
Completion of required CBSA.
Unit specific skills.
Demonstration/completion of annual competency.
5. Participates in nursing research and/or quality improvement activities.
Participates in unit based quality improvement programs/meetings.
Participates in data collection for unit based quality improvement programs.
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and per...formance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, therefore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.