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Employment Type:
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Posted:
6/6/2019
Job Category:
Nursing
Licensed Vocational Nurse - Mom/Baby Unit, Part-Time...
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St. Joseph Health | Plainview, TX
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Job Description

* Position is in Plainview, TX*

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 the 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 outcomes with the patients. Maintains a safe work environment.

Maintains a committed and cooperative attitude with staffing, promoting teamwork and harmony by readily assisting other staff and patients without being asked to do so.

Minimum Position Qualifications:

Education:

* Graduate of an accredited licensed vocational school of nursing

License / Training:

Current Texas L.V.N. license required.

Current licensure in Texas or an approved compact state as a LVN or proof of application for licensure.

BLS Certification.

Experience:

Minimum One Year Experience preferred.

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 Lubbock

Covenant 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.

About St. Joseph Health

Sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Mary and based in St. Louis, Mo., SSM Health Care (SSMHC) is one of the largest Catholic systems in the country. The system owns, manages and is affiliated with 20 acute care hospitals and three nursing homes in four states: Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin and Oklahoma. Nearly 5,000 affiliated physicians and 23,500 employees work together to provide a wide range of services that are compassionate, holistic and of high quality. SSMHC health-related businesses include information systems, home care, hospice, and support services such as materiel management and clinical engineering. SSMHC also owns an interest in Premier Medical Insurance Group Inc., one of Wisconsin's largest health maintenance organizations.