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Licensed Practical-Vocational Nurse - IRF

Company: Kindred Healthcare
Location: Arlington
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Job Description:

Job # 404093 Date posted 03/22/2021 Description Texas Rehabilitation Hospital of Arlington is a tri venture, which consists of Texas Health Resources and Methodist Health System and Our Parent Company, Kindred Rehabilitation Services. Kindred Rehabilitation Services is the largest diversified provider of rehabilitation therapy in the country. Through RehabCare and Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services, we provide leading therapy to more than 2,000 sites of service across different settings in the care continuum and have been managing rehab for more than 30 years. We provide rehabilitation services, including physical, occupational and speech-language therapies to virtually every care setting including inpatient, outpatient, skilled nursing, home health, long-term acute care and assisted living. With locations across 47 states, we are certain to have a rehab job for you. JOB SUMMARY: Provides patient care services that meet the psychosocial, physical and general aspects of care; meets the communication needs of patient and family; provides care that reflects initiative and responsibility indicative of professional expectations, under the supervision of a registered nurse. We do 12 hours shfits and this is for days. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: * Demonstrates knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on the age and clinical condition of the patient* Reduces the potential for medication errors by following correct medication procedures.* Performs patient care considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient's age; includes geriatric and general inpatient rehabilitation patients.* Under the supervision of the R.N., assists with the assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy. Identifies and initiates appropriate rehabilitation nursing interventions.* Under the supervision of the R.N., performs timely and accurate QI assessments.* Carry out the plan of care as indicated by the patient's needs and response to treatment; evaluates overall plan daily for effectiveness; updates interdisciplinary care plan accordingly based on changes in patient's condition and individual needs.* Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care* Demonstrates ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.* Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/ health care errors.* Formulates a teaching plan based upon the patient's individual and identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate.* Demonstrates ability to perform treatments and provide services according to level of licensure. Qualifications * Graduate of accredited licensed practical/ vocational nurse program.* Current state licensure as Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse.* CPR/BCLS certification. ACLS preferred.* IV Certified required or obtained within 6 months highly preferred* Minimum six months' Medical/Surgical experience in an acute care setting preferred.* Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

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