Licensed Vocational Nurse (Lvn)

Nursecore Waco , TX 76701

Posted 2 months ago

Overview

Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

Facility Staffing / Starting at $30/hr

Waco, TX

LVN's, if you're looking for a fresh start or need to pick up additional shifts, we can help! NurseCore is passionate about connecting healthcare professionals and nurses with medical positions that fit their lifestyle. Our healthcare opportunities offer you a variety of meeting new patients and working in your area of expertise. As a National leader in Healthcare Services, we will find you the perfect career opportunity so you can concentrate on what you do best-helping people get better.

We are proud to offer a sign-on bonus of $200, referral bonuses, differentials, and incentives!

As a member of our healthcare team you will enjoy:

  • Daily Pay

  • Flexible Schedules

  • Friendly, Accessible Office Staff

NurseCore is committed to protecting the health and well-being of our employees, patients, and clients. We have protocols in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases. NurseCore offers a virtual application and orientation process, and we provide all staff with PPE and other protective equipment to maintain a safe work environment.

Responsibilities

Everyday is different for an LVN. Our Licensed Vocational Nurses are offered a variety of shifts in local medical facilities. You will be responsible for providing quality healthcare to each patient in adherence with all applicable laws, regulations and policies.

Qualifications

  • Current LVN licensure with the State Board of Nursing in the State of Texas

  • 1 year experience as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in the last 3 years in a supervised setting

  • Current CPR (live demonstration only)

  • Negative TB/PPD or Chest X-Ray within the last 12 months

EOE / Drug Free Employer

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Licensed Vocational Nurse (Lvn)

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