Do you want to be appreciated daily? Our nurses are celebrated for being on the front line, empathetic for patients. At St. David’s South Austin Medical Center our nurses set us apart from any other healthcare provider. We are seeking a(an) License Vocational Nurse to join our healthcare family.
We are committed to providing benefits that matter to nurses. At St. David’s South Austin Medical Center, our benefits package offers eligible colleagues an attractive package that includes medical, wellbeing, dental and vision benefits along with some unique benefits including:
At St. David’s South Austin Medical Center, our nurses play a vital part. We know that every nurse’s path and purpose is unique. Do you want to create your own personal career path in nursing? HCA Healthcare is your career destination! Our scale makes it possible for nurses to create the career path that fits their life – for life – and empowers their passion for patient care. Apply today for our License Vocational Nurse opportunity.
The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) delivers comprehensive nursing care to medical /surgical patients on an assigned unit under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN). Patient care duties are performed in a safe and proficient manner according to individual patient needs. He/she provides direct patient care based on Hospital Standards of Care and Standards of Practice, Policies, Procedures and Practice Guidelines. Provides guidance and assistance to Nursing Techs, Nursing Assistants and Unit Secretaries. Accepts assignments on other Medical/Surgical units when necessary. Acts as patient advocate within the hospital environment.
*1) Contributes to assessments performed by RN’s by documenting complete and thorough data collection at the time of patient’s needs.
*2) Plans for care, including discharge plans, are reviewed daily and revised as patient conditions and needs change.
*3) Documentation is consistent, complete, thorough and legible. Documentation includes the outcome of nursing interventions and patient responses.
*4) Involves the patient and/or significant other(s) in the delivery of patient care. Education/instruction is provided specific to the patient’s health care needs and age requirements.
*5) Administers prescribed medications to patients in accordance with Hospital policies and practice guidelines.
*6) Physician orders for all assigned patients are reviewed as new orders are written, transcribed accurately, dated, timed signed and noted.
*7) Physician orders are carried out accurately in providing direct patient care. Assures that other departments are notified of orders and services are needed.
*8) Accepts only physician’s verbal or telephone orders in accordance with practice guidelines. Orders are written accurately to include date, time and Physician giving order.
*9) Notifies the Charge Nurse and/or physician of changes of patient status as appropriate.
*10) Considers age-related factors/limitations in the education of patients. Applies knowledge and principles of age-related factors appropriately in teaching situations.
*11) Ensures patient’s right to privacy and confidentiality.
LEVEL OF FORMAL EDUCATION REQUIRED: High School Diploma or Equivalent AND Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
* Licensed Vocational Nurse license by the Texas Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners.
* BLS required per St. David’s HealthCare policy.
Entry level graduate vocational nurse accepted; strongly prefer acute care (hospital) experience and specific experience in the clinical services provided by that unit (Medical/Surgical, ICU, CCU, Surgery, Labor & Delivery etc.)
St. David’s South Austin Medical Center is an acute-care facility in central Texas with more than 300 patient beds. The hospital is known in the community for its nationally accredited oncology program – the Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Center, home to the area’s only adult bone marrow transplant program – and Level II trauma center. The facility’s full range of specialized services includes cardiovascular care and rehabilitation, imaging services, women’s services, joint replacement and orthopedics, surgical services including weight loss surgery, wound care, emergency care, cancer care, nutrition services, and a sleep disorder center. The hospital operates three full-service emergency centers.
St. David’s South Austin Medical Center is part of St. David’s HealthCare, which is one of the largest healthcare systems in Texas and the third-largest employer in the Austin area. St. David’s HealthCare was formed through a unique partnership between HCA Healthcare and two local non-profits — St. David’s Foundation and Georgetown Health Foundation.
HCA Healthcare has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute for over a decade. In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.
“The great hospitals will always put the patient and the patient’s family first, and the really great institutions will provide care with warmth, compassion, and dignity for the individual.”- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
HCA Healthcare Co-Founder
Join a family that cares about every stage in your career! We are interviewing candidates for our License Vocational Nurse opening. Apply today and a member of our Talent Acquisition team will reach out.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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