Licensed Vocation Nurse - LVN (Prn Status)

Universal Health Services San Antonio , TX 78245

Posted 4 weeks ago

Responsibilities

One of the nation's largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America's Top 500 Public Companies.

Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.

Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

Laurel Ridge Treatment Center is seeking a dynamic and talented Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). To learn more about Laurel Ridge Treatment Center go to www.laurelridgetc.com.

The Licensed Vocational Nurse will provide direct patient care under the direction of a Registered Nurse to adults, adolescents, or children, as prescribed by the physician and treatment team. To provide for the dispensing of prescribed medications to patients and to provide safety and crisis management for patient populations and document the provision of care.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.Provides leadership and direction to Mental Health Workers.

2.Assists in collection and documentation of a comprehensive database.

3.Administers medication and medical treatment as prescribed by a physician or physician's assistant.

4.Provides structure to and assists in maintaining the therapeutic environment.

5.Directly intervenes and assists the RN in psychiatric and/or medical crisis situations.

6.Involved in activities of daily living in order to encourage positive behaviors and foster self-care.

7.Adheres to all facility, level of care and program policies and procedures.

8.Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of appropriate nursing, diagnosis, and intervention with psychiatric patients.

Ability to accurately administer medication and monitor side effects. Knowledge of milieu. Ability to delegate responsibility to Mental Health Workers and monitor their performance.

Ability to safely implement special treatment procedures. Skill in developing therapeutic relationships with adults, children, adolescents and their families. Skill in preparing and maintaining appropriate medical record documentation.

EDUCATION: Graduate of an accredited school of LVN nursing.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: Current Texas State LVN nurse license. Current Texas driver's license, CPR certification.

EXPERIENCE: Experience preferred in field of Mental Health Nursing.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity, eye-hand coordination, and ability to run.

  • Ability to assist in restraining patients.

  • Lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds.

  • Vision and hearing must be correctable to normal range.

  • Requires fine manipulation with both hands.

  • Must have good physical condition and mobility.

  • Emotional stability necessary to perform essential functions.

  • Must be able to speak clearly and write legibly

This opportunity provides the following:

  • UHS is Challenging and rewarding work environment

Growth and development opportunities within UHS and its subsidiaries

Competitive Compensation

Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan (if applicable)

401k plan with company match (if applicable)

Generous Paid Time Off

UHS is a registered trademark of UHS of Delaware, Inc., the management company for Universal Health Services, Inc. and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. Universal Health Services, Inc. is a holding company and operates through its subsidiaries including its management company, UHS of Delaware, Inc. All healthcare and management operations are conducted by subsidiaries of Universal Health Services, Inc. To the extent any reference to "UHS or UHS facilities" on this website including any statements, articles or other publications contained herein relates to our healthcare or management operations it is referring to Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Further, the terms "we," "us," "our" or "the company" in such context similarly refer to the operations of Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Any employment referenced in this website is not with Universal Health Services, Inc. but solely with one of its subsidiaries including but not limited to UHS of Delaware, Inc.

UHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails.

All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.



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