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Licensed Vocational Nurse Progressive Care Unit PRN Days

Req #: 17005996
Location: Killeen, TX
Job Category: Nursing
Organization: Metroplex Hospital

Metroplex Health System
As a member of Adventist Health System, we believe that total health is achieved through a balance of physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being. With each patient’s unique circumstances in mind, our multi-disciplinary care teams provide a vast array of services, combining state-of-the-art technology with a personal commitment to creating an exceptional patient experience.
Our team members also enjoy outstanding care in the form of comprehensive health benefits, a friendly, faith-based work environment, and plenty of opportunities to learn and grow.
Our multi-facility campus includes 148 acute-care beds at Metroplex Adventist Hospital in Killeen, 60 psychiatric care beds in the nearby Metroplex Behavioral Health Center, and 25 beds at Rollins Brook Community Hospital in Lampasas. Through this Metroplex Health System, we offer a Women’s Center, Sleep Disorder Center, Endoscopy Center, Pediatric Rehabilitation Center, ICU, PCU, ED, imaging, surgery, home health services, and more.
  • Understands and follows hospital policy related to clinical area
  • Understands and follows TJC standards for clinical area
  • Get patients ready for scheduled procedure
    • IV insertion
    • Drawing lab work
    • Administering pre op medications as required
  • Recover patients after scheduled procedure
    • Maintaining appropriate bed rest
    • Obtaining and maintaining hemostasis
    • Administering post op medications as required
    • Providing discharge instructions
  • Assist during the procedure as a circulator
    • Maintaining sterile field
    • Opening packages to sterile field without compromising sterile field
    • Opening correct equipment
  • Provide follow up phone calls to patients
  • Provide pre op telephone calls to patients

What you will need:

  • Minimum of Diploma in practical nursing
  • Knowledge of what medications are permitted to be given by LVN vs. RN
  • Valid Texas LPN license
  • Or LPN license from state recognized by Texas Board of Nursing as equivalent
  • BLS
  • ACLS preferred
  • Ability to multi task effectively
  • Ability to get patients ready for procedure in a set amount of time
  • Ability to discharge patients in a timely manner
    Working knowledge of Cath lab procedures including pre and post procedure care preferred
    Previous Cath Lab experience preferred
    Previous critical care experience (Emergency Department, ICU, Paramedic) preferred

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.
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