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The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) is a licensed nurse who uses the BSWH nursing professional practice model to deliver patient care as part of the health care team. Using the nursing process and under appropriate supervision, the LVN Performs focused assessments and participates in care planning interventions and evaluations. The LVN documents and reports to the supervising RN the assessment information and changes in patient condition, in accordance with the Texas Nursing Practice Act (NPA).
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Clinical Judgment: Using clinical reasoning, conducts accurate focused assessments according to practice standards and LVN Scope of Practice. Reports data to assist RN in developing plan of care and formulation of goals/outcomes for the patient and family needs.
Clinical Inquiry: Participates in evaluating the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice, including, but not limited to, nursing sensitive indicators.
Caring Practices: Creates a compassionate, supportive, safe and therapeutic environment for patients, families and staff. Participates in management of both emotional and physical pain with the aim of promoting comfort and healing and preventing unnecessary suffering.
Response to Diversity: Recognizes, appreciates and incorporates a patient's and family's unique differences,