Licensed Vocational Nurse - Transplant
Job Ref # 44298
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Location:
Houston Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin St
Houston, TX

Category: LVN

Job Type: Full-Time

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F


Job Summary

The staff LVN must demonstrate, and will be evaluated, on the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the ages of patients served on the assigned unit (Reference: Required LVN Skills List, Unit specific). Provides care for patients under the guidance and supervision of an experienced Registered Nurse. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Demonstrates competence in the clinical skills required for patient care.

2. Seeks guidance as needed when performing nursing skills by utilizing resource persons, policy and procedure manuals, or other references on standards of care.

3. Identifies and prioritizes need for immediate patient intervention.

4. Prioritizes own assignments to meet the needs of the patient.

5. Takes immediate and appropriate action in emergency patient situations.

6. Contributes to the admission/discharge database by collecting objective and subjective data, including any age specific needs.

7. Involves the patient, family, and/or significant others in patient care and patient teaching.

8. Reports accurate and pertinent information related to the patient and the plan of care to appropriate persons. 

9. Assists in evaluating the effectiveness of the plan of care, and carries out the modifications accordingly.

10. Participates in the Quality Management Program.

11. Delivers care in a kind, courteous and honest manner promoting the patient's sense of security. Promotes joy by smiling, making eye contact, laughing and interjecting humor into work appropriate to the patient's culture and circumstances.

12. Demonstrates the components of the I CARE values statement.

13. Follows all safety rules while on the job. Reports all accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards. 14. Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Satisfactory completion of Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) program.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: 1 year of experience as an Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) preferred.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:  License to practice as an Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) in the State of Texas.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED: N/A  WORKING : Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals.  Universal precautions are to be maintained in the Decontamination room.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of  race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral Protected Veterans requested.



Company Profile

Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research.  Houston Methodist is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospital” list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of “100 Best Companies To Work For” since 2006.  Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world.

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