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Company: University of North Texas Health Science Center
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Job Description:

Department OverviewThe University of North Texas Health Science Center Pediatric and Allergy Department is seeking to hire a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) to join our team.A licensed vocational nurse (LVN) provides basic bedside care to sick, elderly, convalescent, disabled or injured patients. Works under the supervision of doctors and registered nurses to provide medical care to patients.Position DetailsThe responsibilities of this position would include but are not limited to:* Administer prescribed medications or start intravenous fluids, noting times and amounts on patients' charts.* Observe patients, charting and reporting changes in patients' conditions, such as adverse reactions to medication or treatment, and taking any necessary action.* Answer patients' calls and determine how to assist them.* Measure and record patients' vital signs, such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration.* Provide basic patient care or treatments, such as taking temperatures or blood pressures, dressing wounds, treating bedsores, giving enemas or douches, rubbing with alcohol, massaging, or performing catheterizations.* Work as part of a healthcare team to assess patient needs, plan and modify care, and implement interventions.* Supervise nurses' aides or assistants.* Evaluate nursing intervention outcomes, conferring with other healthcare team members as necessary.* Assemble and use equipment, such as catheters, tracheotomy tubes, or oxygen suppliers.* Record food and fluid intake and output.* Performs other duties as assigned.The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.Required QualificationsThe successful candidate will have graduated from an accredited school of nursing and two (2) years of related experience. A valid Texas LVN License and a current CPR (BLS) certificate are required.Preferred QualificationsThe preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:* Bilingual preferred.Special Instructions to Applicants:Applicants must submit a resume, a cover letter and a list of three professional references with their online application.Pay RateSalary Commensurate with ExperiencePay BasisMonthlyJob TypeFull-TimeWork Schedule Application Types Accepted Main FormOccupational Exposure to HIV/HBV?YesOccupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals?YesOccupational Exposure to Tuberculosis?YesSecurity Sensitive?YesRequire a valid Texas Driver's License?YesRequire a certification?YesIf required, please list all certifications required for this position.A valid Texas LVN License and a current CPR (BLS) certificate are required.

Keywords: University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth , LVN, Other , Fort Worth, Texas

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