Are you looking for a place to deliver excellent care patients deserve? At Methodist Hospital Atascosa we support our colleagues in their positions. Join our Team as a(an) LVN Nurse Extern and access programs to assist with every stage of your career.
Methodist Hospital Atascosa offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:
Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.
Are you a continuous learner? With more than 94,000 nurses throughout HCA Healthcare, we are one of the largest employers of nurses in the United States. Education is key to excellence! As a majority owner of Galen College of Nursing, which joins Research College of Nursing and Mercy School of Nursing as educational facilities within the HCA Healthcare family, we make it easier and more affordable to gain certifications and job skills. Apply today for our LVN Nurse Extern opening and continue to learn!
•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.
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 Atascosa is a comprehensive medical center located just south of San Antonio, Texas. The hospital offers a range of services. Services include emergency care, orthopedics, cardiology, sports medicine, and urology.
Methodist Hospital Atascosa is part of Methodist Healthcare. We share 50-50 co-ownership between Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. and HCA Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services. Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. is South Texas’ largest non-public funding source of community health care for uninsured patients. This creates a unique partnership that benefits the community. We are able to provide quality care to all and charitable care when needed.
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If growth and continued learning is important to you, we encourage you to apply for our LVN Nurse Extern opening. Our team will promptly review your application. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Unlock the possibilities apply today!
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.