The Mentor Network Licensed Vocational Nurse in Dripping Springs, Texas

Licensed Vocational Nurse Primary Location: United States-TX-TXDripping Springs Function: Clinical MENTIS Neuro Health

Bring your Nursing experience to our growing, mission-driven organization!

Come join our amazing team of Licensed Vocational Nurses supporting individuals with brain and spinal cord injuries and other catastrophic injuries and illnesses. Make a difference every day as a patient advocate providingprescribed medical treatment and personal services.

Description

This is a fantastic role to continue your nursing career path within Specialty Rehabilitation, and work within a setting that offers variety and rewarding challenges with high staff-to-patient ratios.

As a LVN with Mentis Neuro Health, you will have high-impact, providing nursing services, training and supports to address the medical and behavioral needs of individuals with Acquired Brain Injury and other catastrophic injuries.

Responsibilities:

Provide clinical care to address the medical needs of the individuals we serve

  • Monitor the health conditions of individuals served, ensure quality services provided
  • Provide prescribed medical treatment and personal care services

  • Administer medications and provide documentation according to established guidelines

  • Conduct assessments, implement health care plans and respond to changes of condition
  • Ensure physicians’ orders are documented and carried out as prescribed

  • Serve as liaison and advocate with other medical and professional service providers

  • Provide input regarding health care services to be included in each Individual Treatment Plan
  • Actively attend and participate in team meetings as required
  • Maintain confidentiality and treat others with dignity and respect in all you do
  • Assist Life Skills Trainers or direct care staff with individualized care and supervision of residents. Assist in initial and ongoing assessment

  • Accurately and effectively communicate results of evaluations in rounds, following guidelines to effectively interpret evaluation results.

  • Assist in collection and documentation of admission data, reporting observations and health changes to the Physician.
  • Conduct ongoing monitoring of residents’ status by making frequent rounds and reporting/documenting changes. Assist in planning residents care

  • Report pertinent observations to assist in identifying problems.

  • Assist in development of nursing goals for individuals served.
  • Maintain knowledge of priorities and goals for individuals served. Assist in implementation of nursing actions

  • Demonstrate safe and effective administration of specialty procedures and technical skills required of individuals served.

  • Implement and document nursing care every shift to accomplish goals.
  • Request consultation/supervision from individuals with validated knowledge and skills when unsure of own ability or dealing with a new or unfamiliar situation.
  • Ensure that supplies and equipment for care are available, clean, and ready for next use.
  • Maintain universal precautions or specific precautions when providing nursing care to all residents/clients. Assist in evaluation of patient’s progress/achievement of goals

  • Communicate pertinent information and evaluation of individual’s progress through participating in change of shift report.

  • Evaluate and document resident/client responses to nursing interventions and regimen prescribed by the treatment team.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of equipment and methods used in resident/client care.
  • Assist in revising resident/client care priorities/plans as appropriate, based on evaluation of goals not met or status change. Provide educational activities to patient/caregiver

  • Assist in identifying educational/training needs for residents and staff.

  • Utilize appropriate teaching methods and available resources to reach desired educational goal.
  • Assume responsibility for communicating resident/client status to the Nurse Manger or physician.
  • Provide for continuity of care by coordinating with personnel in other departments/agencies
  • Assume delegated responsibilities in emergency situations according to Mentis policy and procedure.
  • Hold self and staff accountable for completion of assignments, compliance with policies/procedures/ standards. Integrate knowledge of age specific care needs for adults and geriatrics -

  • Demonstrate knowledge of growth and development.

  • Demonstrate ability to assess age specific data.
  • Demonstrate ability to interpret age specific data.
  • Demonstrate age appropriate communication skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of community resources.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of significant involvement in treatment plan.