Company: Moody Neuro Rehabilitation Institute
Posted on: November 24, 2022
PHYSICAL LOCATION: Moody Neurorehabilitation Institute GENERAL
STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) is a
patient care provider. The LVN performs a variety of nursing
functions and closely assesses patients for changes in medical or
nursing status under the direction and supervision of the
Registered Nurse and Medical Director. The LVN does provide care to
adults with varying degree of acquired brain injury (ABI,) who may
or may not have sustained other injuries. The LVN will be
responsible for supervision and documentation of the patients'
medical/nursing needs until discharge. Among these duties are
observing and documenting patients' behavior, modeling appropriate
behavior for the patient, interacting with the patient, providing
training to staff in caring for the patient, ensuring patient
safety, and reinforcing treatment plans and Moody Neuro policies.
The LVN communicates to Registered Nurse, Medical Director, Program
Director, and families regarding the patients' medical care. The
LVN will provide direct billable education to patients regarding
their specific medical needs: i.e., diabetes, medical hygiene,
medication management, healthy living, and healthy food choices,
etc. The LVN will also provide health related educational support
for the clinical and therapeutic assistants as required by CARF,
CRS and HHSC. The LVN will also provide clinical and therapeutic
assistant competencies related to health care. The LVN will uphold
the mission, philosophy, and goal of the organization while
maintaining strict confidentiality of personnel and client data and
information in the performance of assigned duties. MAJOR DUTIES AND
RESPONSIBILITIES: Specified nursing services as needed by Moody
Neuro patients. Assist in emergency situations i.e., fire alarm and
drill procedures, and provides first aid treatment in the case of
illness or injury, while adhering to triage procedures. Educate all
staff on the policies and procedures related to all health and
safety issues and provide/maintain all documentation of related
education. Read, understand, and ensure compliance with CARF, HHSC,
CRS, and Moody Neuro regulations related to health and safety.
Monitor patient self-administration of medications and document
ability to perform this function. Provide documentation of
observation of patient responses as needed. Provide patient
education in the individual or group setting weekly. Serve as a
role model at all times for the patients and residential staff.
Attend in-services, workshops, staff meetings, and seminars, as
directed. Maintain confidentiality of both patient and staff
issues. Provide a safe and secure environment for patients and
staff. Admission/Discharge duties in accordance with Moody Neuro
organizational policies, CARF, and other accrediting/licensing
bodies. Assist in the training of residential staff as directed by
the Medical Director or Program Director. Assure medical
documentation is in accordance with licensing agencies and that all
co-signatures required by RN are completed. Schedules and
administers initial TB Test with new employees and patients.
Documents results and administers annually. Conducts New Hire drug
screenings or incident follow up drug screenings as instructed by
the Program Director. Scheduling outside medical appointments
assigned by the Medical Director while patients are admitted to
Moody Neuro. Other duties as assigned. Organizational Duties:
Maintain medical documentation, including, but not limited to,
medication monitoring sheets, incident reports, and medical
consults. Act as a liaison between the Registered Nurse, Medical
Director, Program Director, and the staff related to health and
nursing issues. Maintain nursing, health, and safety procedures
according to Moody Neuro policies. Maintain appropriate on call
records for timecard. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Current Texas state license as an LVN. Knowledge of TBI and related
syndromes. Ability to work well with other people in a clinical
setting. Ability to stimulate and motivate persons with problem in
motivation. Knowledge of social customs and responsibilities.
Ability to demonstrate flexibility, innovation, and good judgment.
Ability to receive and follow instructions accurately. Knowledge of
philosophical and ethical considerations in rehabilitation
practice. Ability to pass CPR certification requirements. Ability
to communicate accurate and pertinent information through
documentation. Ability to execute emergency procedures with regard
to fire drills, emergency evacuation, and triage. Ability to work
rotating shifts and hours. Ability to assist clients with transfer
into/from a wheelchair. Ability to obtain NCI certification.
Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Hold a
current license to practice as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in the
state of Texas. Required CPR certification. Required Texas drivers
license. Experience: Prefer 2 years post-graduate experience in
nursing, preferably in the fields of rehabilitation, patients with
cognitive deficits, or mental health issues. DEMANDS AND
CHARACTERISTICS OF WORK, EQUIPMENT USAGE, AND WORK ENVIRONMENT.
PERCENTAGE OF WORK TIME (1-33%) Sitting
Climbing (Ascending/Descending) PERCENTAGE OF WORK TIME (34-66%)
Pushing/Pulling PERCENTAGE OF WORK TIME (67-100%)
Using arm muscles frequently or for extended periods
Using leg muscles frequently or for extended periods
Using back muscles frequently or for extended periods LIFTING
REQUIREMENTS - individuals in clinical care positions are required
to lift a trainee/client without assistance. (1-33%)2 - 10
11 - 20 Pounds LIFTING REQUIREMENTS - individuals in clinical care
positions are required to lift a trainee/client without assistance.
(34-66%)21 - 30 Pounds
31 - 40 Pounds
41 - 50 Pounds
51 - Pounds or more DOES THIS JOB REQUIRE? (1-33%) Working in hot,
cold, wet surrounds
Working near radiation sources
Using hand tools
Operating vehicle DOES THIS JOB REQUIRE? (34-66%) Working with or
Potential exposure to communicable diseases
Working with hazardous waste materials DOES THIS JOB REQUIRE?
(67-100%) Utilizing essential upgraded or adaptive equipment as
industry standards require
Potential for cuts and bruises EXCHANGE OF IDEAS (67-100%) Ability
to express or exchange ideas
Ability to understand communication of others with or without
Obtaining impressions through the eyes of the shape, size,
distance, motion, color or other characteristics of objects with or
without adaptive devices. The major visual functions are:
Acuity, far - clarity of vision at 20 feet or more.
Acuity, near - clarity of vision at 20 inches or less.
Depth perception - three-dimensional vision. The ability to judge
distance and space relationships so as to see objects where and as
they actually are they actually are.
Field of vision - the area that can be seen up and down or to the
right or left while the eyes are fixed on a given point.
Accommodation - adjustment of the lens of the eye to bring an
object into sharp focus. This item is especially important when
doing near-point work at varying distances from the eye.
Color vision - the ability to identify and distinguish colors.
Ability to do Math
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