The Licensed Vocational Nurse Deployment Health Assessment Clinic shall provide services to support the San Antonio Military Health Systems (SAMHS). Area of support include but are not limited to: Critical Care, Medical/Surgical, Ambulatory, Perioperative, Burn Unit, Mother/Baby, Psychiatric, Emergency Room, In and Out patient areas of the Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs). LVN services for SAMHS include the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC), Ft. Sam Houston Primary Care Clinic, and McWethy Troop Medical Clinic (TMC), all located at Ft. Sam Houston; Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgery Center (WHASC) at Lackland Air Force Base; Taylor Burk Health Clinic (TBHC) at Camp Bullis (TBHC operates as a satellite clinic for SAMMC and WHASC); Randolph AFB Clinic (RAFBC); North Central Federal Clinic at San Antonio, Kelly Clinic at Port San Antonio, and the Community Based Medical Home (CBMH) at Schertz. The primary performance location is SAMMC.
This position is notional and contingent upon contract award.
All services shall be provided in accordance with established standards, principles and ethics of the profession, applicable professional specialty organizations, and the high-quality standard for which CHSi is recognized.
CHSi supports the health and well-being of civilian and military workforce partners in austere, remote, and security challenged environments outside the continental United States. With over 40 years of experience providing a full range of medical services, CHSi medical management solutions are comprehensive, responsive, and reliable. Our unique service delivery approach, international recruiting network, and proprietary processes and systems deliver secure and compliant solutions. Through solid performances in the U.S. and its territories, and in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo, and Africa, CHSi’s solutions are built on a foundation of field-tested best practices. The CHSi service delivery approach includes onsite health centers, a national network of highly credentialed board certified medical staff, and medical readiness teams.
Duties and Responsibilities
Perform and/or provide direction and support for the following services:
- LVN’s shall provide age-specific care and assessment plans based on Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) of the inpatient wards; specific health care provider’s orders; the physical, mental and emotional needs of the patient; and the policies and procedures of SAMMC.
- Responsible for providing general nursing care to patients under the direction of a Registered Nurse, Physician or team leader.
- Assists medical providers during treatments and procedures as allowed within scope of work.
- Assesses patient’s physical needs including pain assessment, and patient psychological and behavioral needs.
- Knowledgeable in a wide array of specialists; allergy, dermatology, burns, cardiology, orthopedics, immunizations, ocular, and dental.
- Demonstrate personal performance based on professional practice standards, relevant statutes, rules and regulations and organizational criteria.
- Obtain and document all patient history and pertinent family history, and advanced medical directive information.
- Observes, assesses and records symptoms, reactions and progress. Administers medication and prescribed treatments within the scope of nursing practice and include intravenous, subcutaneous, oral, transdermal, rectal, and intramuscular. Collect samples, specimens, and cultures. Knowledge of action, adverse effects, interactions, and dosages.
- Completes admissions and discharges, and promote convalescence and rehabilitation.
- Demonstrates the ability to react with alertness and skill in any emergency situation; cardiac or respiratory arrest, hemorrhage, shock, sever physical trauma and psychiatric reaction, initiates life saving measures in the absence of a physician.
- Demonstrates the ability to manage interpersonal relationship and maintains composure and reacts appropriately while relating to patients and families. Manage distraught, irritable, unreasonable or angry individuals. Maintain positive rapport with all individuals involved in patient care.
- Assist with daily triage/sick call, minor medical/surgical procedures, and transcribe all therapeutic orders generated by the physician orders. Communicate pertinent information to charge nurse and/or physician as appropriate.
- Initiate and document prescribed protocol treatment in compliance with company policies and procedures.
- Functions as a patient advocate. Assesses patient/family knowledge level, develops and implements a plan of instruction and documents demonstrated levels of understanding. LVN will manually and/or electronically document all patient care given and the progress of the patient utilizing the SAMMC/WHASC documentation standards in the patients’ medical record.
- Perform a vast array of direct care procedures to include but not limited to: range of motion exercises, lifting, turning, transporting and positioning patients, personal hygiene care, change linen and clothing and feeding patients.
- Must possess a current, active, valid and unrestricted license from an official agency of a State, the District of Columbia, or a Commonwealth, territory, or jurisdiction. All licensures and certification shall be unencumbered and remain in effect during employment.
- Shall possess and maintain a current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) through an American Heart Association or Red Cross approved training program. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) may be required in the future.
- Must be a graduate from an accredited school of Practical/Vocational Nursing (National League of Nursing), from a preoperative nursing course in the military situation or civilian equivalent; whose qualifications have been examined by a state board of nursing and who has been legally authorized to practice as a Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse.
- Minimum of one (1) year of full-time experience working as an LVN with patients in an inpatient setting within the last three (3) years in the required specialty, Deployment Health Assessment.
- Performs duties in a safe manner. Follows the corporate safety policy.
- Participates and supports safety meetings, training and goals.
- Ensures safe operating conditions within area of responsibility.
- LVN’s may perform team lead responsibility as needed by the unit.
- Maintains a clean and orderly work area.
- LVN’s may be exposed to highly contagious/infections disease, radiation from portable x-ray, and continuous fluoroscopy equipment
- LVN’s may be rotated throughout the SAMMC/WHASC clinical areas.
- Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
- Work involves constant sitting, standing and walking for prolonged periods of time.
- Work involves lifting, bending and maneuvering of patients and equipment
- Lucy Jensen
- LPN or LVN
- San Antonio, TX
- No Specialty
- Employment Status:
- Permanent Full-Time
- State License Requirement:
- Date Posted: