The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) provides appropriate nursing care under the direction of the Registered Nurse (RN) in compliance with the standards of care at AHMC Seton Medical Center and the LVN Nurse Practice Act; demonstrates respect for the individual and maintains the dignity of the patient and family unit.
◦Practices vocational nursing skills under the direction of an RN and seeks assistance from the RN as appropriate.
Appropriately assesses and documents the patient’s initial condition and assesses and documents ongoing changes. Participates in patient interventions, plans for care, and evaluation of care under direction of an RN.◦Demonstrates ability to thoroughly assess patient’s condition and document using focus charting.
◦Documents patient problems, interventions, and outcomes using focus charting.
◦Assesses and documents patient’s on-going condition and any change in condition.
◦Demonstrates knowledge of the Nursing Process by correctly utilizing focus charting.
◦Documents the plan of teaching, interventions taken, and their outcomes.
◦Documents patient’s response to their illness, including psychosocial interventions with both patients and family and their outcome.
◦Documents discharge planning, equipment needs, or home health needs throughout the length of the hospital stay.
◦Participates in problem solving based on findings of unit-based monitors.
◦Consistently charts effects of pain medications on record.
◦Consistently monitors the effects of all medication, documents and informs the registered nurse of any untoward effect.
◦Charts and documents appropriately in the Medical Record when administering IV fluids and blood products (as per transfusion policy)
◦Changes IV sites and documents such according to Seton Medical Center
◦Charting accurately reflects the patient’s clinical status.
◦Document evidence of continuing education courses as required for licensure.
◦Directs courteous and professional behavior while interacting with members of the health team.
◦Show initiative in performing duties outside of assignment.
◦Uses oral and written skills in effectively communicating to other health team members, patients, and families.
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AHMC- Seton Medical Center has a long tradition of providing patient-centered, quality care and a commitment to clinical excellence and our community. Founded in 1893, the 357-bed medical center now serves 1.5 million residents of San Francisco and northern San Mateo County with comprehensive inpatient and outpatient medical specialties, as well as emergency and urgent care services. Its sister facility, Seton Coastside, is a 116-bed skilled nursing complex offering inpatient care and the only 24-hour standby Emergency Department on the Pacific Coast between Daly City and Santa Cruz. We pride ourselves on improving the health and well-being of our patients, community, and populations, we serve with high quality community partnerships, and continuous innovation to our health care delivery system and this is why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to deliver the safest and highest quality patient-centered care