Lic Voc Nurse PRN Med Surg in Ennis, TX at LifePoint Health

Date Posted: 2/7/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Per Diem
  • Location:
    Ennis, TX
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

Ennis Regional Medical Center

Responsible for utilizing the nursing process to provide direct and indirect patient care in an acute care setting. Appropriately communicates changes in patient’s clinical condition including results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology. Responds quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to a treatment. Works under the direction of the RN.

Under the direction of an RN, contributes to the assessment of patients by collecting data for analysis by an RN.
Performs plan of care interventions, including specimen collection and wound care. May administer medication. Documents patient care given.
Assists RN with development of plan of care.
Assists patients with performing activities of daily living, including personal hygiene, elimination, nutrition, and ambulation.
Monitors, documents, and communicates patient's status and reactions to interventions with RN, physician, patient, and families.
Works as an advocate for the physical and emotional well-being of the patient.
Monitors hemodynamic status of patient and correctly interprets the results.
Follows the five medication rights to reduce the potential for medication error.

Job Requirements

High school diploma or equivalent X Required
Graduate of an Accredited Vocational Nursing program
One year acute care experience preferred
Pediatric experience preferred

Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
Exhibits knowledge of the proper use of Language Line

Texas Licensed Vocational Nurse or Graduate Vocational Nurse permit
BLS required
ACLS required within 6 months of hire
PALS preferred
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