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Licensed Vocational Nurse- Mom-Baby Unit- Full Time - Nights- Plainview, Texas

Job Summary:
Administers nursing care to patients within an assigned unit. Supervises non-licensed nursing personnel. Under the direct supervision of a registered nurse.
Essential Functions:
?Demonstrates the ability to transfer scientific knowledge from social, biological, and physical sciences in applying the nursing process.
?Demonstrates knowledge and competency in performing baseline nursing skills. Maintains clinical competencies according to departmental standards.
?Under supervision of the RN, identifies information necessary to plan and administer care.
?Identifies and determines priority of the patients? needs/problems, anticipates emergencies, complications of pathology, and assists others in implementing complex care.
?Administers all medications and treatments according to hospital policy and procedure, accepted standards of care, and unit guidelines.
?Communicates effectively with the RN, patients, families, and physicians.
?Documenting patient status, patient needs/problems, Nursing Intervention/patient response, safety interventions,and education/teaching.
?Assists the RN in the development of a plan of care that includes discharge planning, realistic and measurable goals, and appropriate nursing interventions to produce desired outcomes with the patients.
?Maintains a safe work environment by adhering to JCAHO and other regulatory requirements.
?Reports untoward incidents per hospital policy.
?Maintains a committed and cooperative attitude with staffing, promoting teamwork and harmony by readily assisting other staff and patient without being asked to do so.
Minimum Position Qualifications:
?Graduate of an accredited licensed vocational school of nursing
License / Training:
?Current Texas L.V.N. license required.
Must achieve BLS Certification within thirty (30) days of employment date.
Covenant Health is celebrating nearly 100 years of serving Lubbock and our South Plains region. As the oldest and largest health system in Lubbock and the region, we currently employ over 5,200 people with a medical staff of over 600 physicians.For nearly 100 years, Covenant has been driven by a mission of providing a Christian ministry of healing and caring for the whole person - mind, body and spirit. Our vision and differentiator is we are the only faith-based, integrated health network in the West Texas/eastern New Mexico region dedicated to a Christian ministry of healing.As an expression of our mission, we believe we hold an important Covenant with our patients and try and treat every interaction as Sacred Encounters.Our ministry includes six hospitals with over 1,100 licensed beds: Covenant Medical Center - CMC Covenant Children?s Covenant Specialty Covenant Plainview - PLV Covenant Levelland - LVL Trustpoint (joint venture: Rehab Hospital of Lubbock) Covenant Medical Group (CMG) Covenant Health Partners Hospice of LubbockCovenant Health's total service area includes 25 counties that covers most of West Texas and eastern New Mexico. The service area covers approximately 750,000 people and approximately 35,000 square miles.Covenant / St. Joseph Health (SJH) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Covenant / St. Joseph Health (SJH) complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Positions specified as ?on call, per diem? refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as ?as needed basis? to fill in for staff vacancies.
Company: Covenant Health System

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