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RN/LVN (Every other Fri-Sun 7a - 7p)

Location: Rio Grande City
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Job DetailsLevelExperiencedJob LocationRio Grande Valley - , TXPosition TypeFull TimeEducation Level2 Year DegreeTravel PercentageNoneJob ShiftDayJob CategoryNurseDescriptionPerforms selected nurse care under the direction of the Pediatric Brach Manager and general supervision of the client care manager.JOB DUTIES/ KNOWLEDGE:1. Provides skilled nursing care to pediatric clients as directed by the Pediatric Branch Manager and physician's plan of care in accordance with agency policies.2. Promotes and maintains pediatric client health through teaching and appropriate rehabilitative measures under the guidance of the registered nurse who is assigned to the same case.3. Assists clients/ caregivers in learning appropriate self-care techniques.4. Helps to achieve and maintain continuity of client care by assisting in planning and exchanging information with other health professionals.5. Prepares clinical progress notes and follows client care pans as developed by the registered nurse and according to the agency policy.6. Assist the physician and registered nurse in performing specialized procedures for which competency has been established.7. Prepares equipment and materials for treatments observing aseptic technique as required.8. Keeps abreast of changes and trends affecting nursing care and licensed nurse functions.9. Attends client conferences, meet with the quality improvement reviewer as necessary/ required and communicate regularly with the registered nurse.10. Communicates current health status and needs of client to appropriate health professionals.JOB PERFORMANCE:Demonstrates initiative and skills in planning and organizing work1. Demonstrates a desire to set and meet objectives and to find increasingly efficient ways to perform tasks.2. Completes work, care and documentation with accuracy within agency time frames.3. Requires minimal supervision and is self-directed.MISSION/ AGENCY STANDARDS:Demonstrates organizational awareness and commitment1. Understands and appropriately applies the chain of command in relation to job position and supervision.2. Knows and understands the agency mission in relation to own job position.Observes confidentiality policy at all times1. Protects and honors customer and coworker confidentiality.2. Respects customers' and coworkers' right to privacy.Observes attendance and attire polices1. Meets attendance and punctuality expectations.2. Demonstrates cooperation with requests to meet agency needs.3. Consistently adheres to agency dress code.Complies with all other related policies, procedures and requests1. Recommends and/ or supports changes to policies and procedures.2. Demonstrates knowledge of policies and procedures applicable to own job positon.3. Adheres to policies and procedures. Honors requests of management for interim rules.Conserves agency resources1. Maintains agency property, supplies and equipment in a manner that demonstrates ownership and accountability.2. Maintains the work area to reduce the likelihood for safety hazards and to enhance its general appearance.COMMUNICATION SKILLS:Demonstrates interpersonal understanding and utilizes effective communication skills1. Considers effects of words and actions on others.2. Utilizes listening skills that indicate understanding and promote accurate interpretation of others' concerns, motivations and feelings.3. Recognizes the influence of beliefs and cultures on behaviors and accepts strengths and limitations in others.4. Works toward resolution of interpersonal conflicts as they arise.5. Recognizes when others are in need of information, assistance or direction and consistently offers and provides help.6. Attends and participates positively in meetings.7. Regularly reads and appropriately applies information to practice.8. Uses words that express respect, patience and understanding in interactions with others.9. Acknowledges other verbally and nonverbally (eye contact, expression, tone of voice), promptly and courteously.10. Follows appropriate phone etiquette.Exhibits behaviors of cooperation1. Develops cooperation and collaborative work efforts that in general benefits all involved parties.2. Demonstrates the initiative to meet the needs of the agency by assisting coworkers when load permits.PERSONAL/ PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:Continuing education and personal/ professional development responsibilities1. Maintains personal health status requirement in relation to job position2. Maintains professional licensure/ certification (if applicable).3. Maintains current personnel file information and provides information to agency in timely manner.4. Sets own development challenges and volunteers to learn.5. Assists with orientation of new personnel.6. Adheres to agency infection control and safety polices, including education, reporting, and practice implementation specific to job position.7. Attends agency provided in-service programs to fulfill requirements of position and agency polices.Exhibits adaptability, flexibility, self-control and maturity in work and behavior1. Maintains stable performance and emotions when faced with opposition, pressure and/ or stressful conditions.2. Recognizes codependency issues in care giving roles and exercises caution in relationship to maintain objectivity.3. Develops work relationships that honor and respect others' strengths and abilities.SERVICE EXCELLENCE:Service Excellence 50% of yearly evaluation1. Shows courtesy, compassion and respect.2. Communicates with all individuals appropriately, while maintaining confidentiality.3. Contributes to teamwork, and harmonious working relationships.4. Supports and demonstrates continuous improvement of quality and service.5. Shares ideas and suggestions.6. Participates in projects.7. Participates in problem solving.8. Reports problems, unusual events appropriately.9. Demonstrates behavior that promotes professionalism and self-development.10. Participates in educational programs/ seminars.11. Promotes cost consciousness.12. Displays professional appearance.13. Promotes professional environment, including emphasis on cleanliness and safety.QualificationsDegree in nursing (A.D.N. or B.S.N) from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing.Licensed to practice professional nursing in the state.Minimum of one year of nursing experience required.Knowledge and Abilities:Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to and communicate with primary population served by the agency, and to lesser degree the secondary populations served.Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span.Able to assess data reflecting the client's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each client's requirements relative to their age-specific needs.DEGREES OF TRAVEL:Home visits daily. Weekly office meetings.Must have reliable transportation and agency required liability insurance.Must have a valid Texas Driver's License**Compact licensure excludedDEGREES OF DISRUPTION TO ROUTINE, OVERTIME:Must be able to adapt to client status and needs, as directed. Schedule changes daily due to staffing, client condition, new clients, etc. Must be on-call through rotation schedule.SAFETY HAZARDS IN JOB:Possible infections from clients. Possible auto accident. Possible unsafe neighborhoods.

Keywords: KIDS FIRST PEDIATRIC HOMECARE, Mission , RN/LVN (Every other Fri-Sun 7a - 7p), Healthcare , Rio Grande City, Texas

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