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Ambulatory LVN - Fort Worth

Company: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

The UT Southwestern Monty and Tex Moncrief Medical Centerat Fort Worth is a multispecialty outpatient facility designed and builtspecifically to meet the medical needs of the area. Located in the heart ofFort Worth's burgeoning medical district, it provides the innovative patientcare, state-of-the-art technology, and leading-edge research that are UTSouthwestern hallmarks.

The center includes a retail pharmacy conveniently locatedon the first floor and a lab collection site. Imaging is available at thenearby Moncrief Cancer Institute. Parking is free and conveniently locateddirectly in front of the building on the corner of South Main Street and WestAnnie Street.

Offering Comprehensive Outpatient Care
Staffed with UT Southwestern faculty physicians, the Montyand Tex Moncrief Medical Center at Fort Worth has more than 106,500 square feetof space and offers exceptional outpatient care and consultations in more thana dozen subspecialties, including:
Allergy and Immunology, Audiology, D ermatology, Endocrinology, Laboratory Services, Neurology, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, Pharmacy, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy, Pulmonary, Hypertension, Rheumatology, Speech Therapy, and Urology

Experience and Education

Graduate of an accredited Licensed Vocational Nurse program from approvedschool of nursing, licensure as LVN by Board of Nurse Examiners for State ofTexas.
One (1) year experience in clinical setting preferred. Current Basic LifeSupport (BLS) certification through a course accredited by the American HeartAssociation (AHA) is required.

Job Duties

Administers personaland therapeutic measures to patients as directed by physicians and/ornurses.
Schedules patients' appointments, tests, and procedures via on line computersystem or telephone, and reinforces physician instructions in person andthrough telephone contact. Obtains medical history from patients throughstructured interviews in accordance with departmental guidelines.
Assists in care of patients by preparing exam rooms for patient care,facilitating use of diagnostic equipment, and assuring availability of neededpatient information, such as reports of diagnostic exams and medicalrecords.
Prepares and administers medications as prescribed by the physician. May startand administer intravenous fluids and medications after successful completionof approved UT Southwestern IV course and skills verification with theexception of intravenous push medications.
Collects information and data that can assist the physician or Registered Nursein triaging patient phone calls following departmental protocols and documentsactions in patients' electronic medical record.
Takes, records, and reports patient vital signs using medical equipment;performs procedures of low complexity such as serial specimen samples, drawingblood from heparin lock, venipuncture, and specimen collection andhandling.
Documents patient care interventions and education in medical records; ensuresappropriate patient consent forms and authorizations are obtained for researchand/or medical treatment.
Inspects equipment and facilities visually and physically to ensure patientsafety and proper functioning.
Maintains adequate stock of supplies on carts and in patient exam rooms asrequired. Orders supplies and supplemental nursing material.
Maintains current customer service, clinical, and technical skills by attendingtraining programs and seminars to continue level of competency and ensurecompliance with departmental policies and procedures. Attends and participatesin meetings related to clinical activities.
Completes all necessary clinical documentation in a timely fashion.
Duties performed may include one or more of the following core functions: (a)Directly interacting with or caring for patients; (b) Directly interacting withor caring for human-subjects research participants; (c) Regularly maintaining,modifying, releasing or similarly affecting patient records (including patientfinancial records); or (d) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing orsimilarly affecting human-subjects research records. Performs other duties asassigned.

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational andworking environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the Universitycommunity. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibitsunlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color;religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability;genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. Inaddition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on thebasis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Security

This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history recordinformation

Associated topics: hemodialysis, license, licensed, licensed practical, licensed vocational nurse, lpn, nurse lpn, practical, practical nurse, vocational

Keywords: UT Southwestern Medical Center, Fort Worth , Ambulatory LVN - Fort Worth, Healthcare , Fort Worth, Texas

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