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Methodist Hospital Northeast

LVN Nurse Extern

Live Oak, TX, United States
Part-time  Days > 10 Hrs/Wkends Rotate 
Category: Education Training and Professional Development • Job ID: 252303

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Introduction

Do you want to be appreciated daily? Our nurses are celebrated for being on the front line, empathetic for patients. At Methodist Hospital Northeast our nurses set us apart from any other healthcare provider. We are seeking a(an) LVN Nurse Extern to join our healthcare family.

Benefits

Methodist Hospital Northeast, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.
  • Fertility and family building benefits through Progyny
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • Family support, including adoption assistance, child and elder care resources and consumer discounts
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Retirement readiness and rollover services and preferred banking partnerships
  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)
  • Colleague recognition program
  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)

Learn more about Employee Benefits

Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

At Methodist Hospital Northeast, our nurses play a vital part. We know that every nurse’s path and purpose is unique. Do you want to create your own personal career path in nursing? HCA Healthcare is your career destination! Our scale makes it possible for nurses to create the career path that fits their life – for life – and empowers their passion for patient care. Apply today for our LVN Nurse Extern opportunity.

Job Summary and Qualifications

•Participates in the implementation of nursing care plans by performing direct and indirect patient care under the supervision of the licensed nurse.

•Obtains and records initial and ongoing patient information throughout the cycle of care, including admissions data, vital signs, height and weight, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, blood glucose levels, intake and output, and calorie counts.

•Documents observations, interactions, patient responses to performed activities, and any physical or behavioral changes at the time of occurrence. Reports observations of individual patients to the RN/Team Leader.

Assists with mobility by regular turning and positioning, dangling, and ambulating patients. Assists with the use of walkers, crutches, canes, and wheelchairs. Transfers patients to and from other units, departments, or entities. Assists with discharges. Demonstrates proper body mechanics.

•Provides or assists with non-medicated support care, including non-sterile dressing changes, skin protection, application of heat or ice, oxygen delivery, and venous compression devices.

•Performs non-medicated support tasks, including oral suctioning, enema, catheterization and foley catheter removal, drain maintenance, and basic wound care. Increases variety and difficulty of tasks as competency is verified through the nursing program.

•Obtains or assists in the collection of specimens for diagnostic or waived tests. Ensures accuracy of all labels and timely transfer of specimens.

•Retrieves medication from the pharmacy, storage room, or tube system and delivers to a licensed staff member as instructed.

•Assists with patient preparation for surgery or other procedure.

•Assists patients with activities of daily living to include eating and drinking, bathing, shaving, oral care, grooming, and elimination. Changes bed linens as needed.

•Performs hourly rounding and responds promptly to call lights and patient requests. Strives to anticipate patient needs and resolve them proactively.

•Follows patient and employee safety/security policies and protocols, including hand hygiene, use of universal precautions, use of personal protective equipment, and adherence to isolation procedures.

•Prepares and maintains clean, hazard-free patient rooms. Empties trash and removes soiled linens.

•Assists with patient/family/caregiver learning needs, abilities, and readiness to learn. Identifies barriers to learning, such as language or culture. Integrates this information into the patient’s plan of care.

•Translates complex medical terminology to ensure patients/families/caregivers understand the patient medical condition, patient status, treatment plan, medications, possible side effects, and follow-up measures.

•Educates patients/families/caregivers on healthy diet and exercise, disease prevention, and/or lifestyle changes that may be needed once a patient leaves the hospital. Prepares patients and families/caregivers for future self-management.

•Provides teaching material as needed (pamphlets, video, etc.) to enhance understanding. Documents each teaching episode.

•Assists with post-mortem care.

•Assists in the setup, removal, and cleaning of equipment. Identifies malfunctioning equipment and initiates repairs.

•Performs clerical work as needed, including greeting customers, filing, answering and transferring phones, and relaying messages.

•Prepares and maintains chart, MAR, and Kardex on each patient admitted. Adds documentation forms to chart as needed. Ensures each form is properly labeled.

•Assists provider in obtaining medical records and diagnostic results.

•Promotes consistent, positive patient interactions that advance the agenda of unparalleled patient service.

•Demonstrates caring and empathy in all interactions and advocates for the patient- and family-centered approach in all decisions and actions.

•Demonstrates excellent communication skills, including active listening. Ensures patients, physicians, and colleagues have a clear understanding of all communications.

Engages in evidence-based best practices that enhance the patient experience, including SAFETY rounding, communication fundamentals/AIDET, Teach-Back, Narrating Care, etc.

•Participates as an active member of the health care team and positively promotes the rest of the team to patients/families/caregivers and other colleagues.

•Maintains a professional appearance and demonstrates behaviors consistent with established policies/procedures.

•Uses job knowledge and proficiency of skills to successfully assist in the orientation of new employees.

•Shares new knowledge with peers and mentors those with less experience.

•Attends and actively participates in unit meetings.

•Seeks opportunities to impact the growth of the organization by promoting excellence in patient experience and providing high-quality care to the patients served.

•Identifies and assists with opportunities for performance improvement activities on the unit and with other service areas.

•Fulfills the duty and responsibility to maintain competence and to continue personal and professional growth.

•Creates and implements a personal career development plan, reviewed regularly by supervisor and/or preceptor.

•Maintains supplies, forms, and necessary requisitions for the unit.

•Demonstrates cost-effective use and maintenance of unit supplies.

•Demonstrates fiscal responsibility by taking ownership of time management, decreasing waste of time and/or supplies, and promoting cost-effectiveness while maintaining patient safety and quality of care.


What qualifications you will need:

Education: Currently enrolled and in good standing in an accredited school of nursing.

  • Experience:
  • Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service
  • line, facility, and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population
  • served (if applicable).
  • Preferred: Completed their first semester/ 1st quarter of Nursing Semester

  • Basic Cardiac Life Support must be obtained within 30 days of employment start date

This role requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 based on local, state and /or federal law or regulations (unless a medical or religious exemption is approved).

Methodist Hospital Northeast is a 232 bed, full service hospital. We are home to the Joint Replacement Academy. We offer the latest treatment options for knee and hip pain. We house an impressive neurosurgical program. This program offers services from elective spine surgeries to advanced and comprehensive brain and spine care. 

We are recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association as a Certified Primary Stroke Center. We handle patients with urgency. We are acknowledged by the American College of Cardiology as an Accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary PCIa. All complaints are handled crucially. We are identified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for having a Pathway to Excellence Program. We dedicate resources to our employees. We have received the Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award. This is awarded for implementing specific quality improvements. These measures were outlined by the American Heart Association. The improvements impact the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. This was outlined by the Texas Award for Performance Excellence. We have been nationally recognized by Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade A.

"The great hospitals will always put the patient and the patient's family first, and the really great institutions will provide care with warmth, compassion, and dignity for the individual."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
HCA Healthcare Co-Founder

Join a family that cares about every stage in your career! We are interviewing candidates for our LVN Nurse Extern opening. Apply today and a member of our Talent Acquisition team will reach out.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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