Pay: $32-36/hr DOE
Type: On call
Licensed Vocational Nurse or LVN provides basic bedside care to the patients. They are directed by the physicians or registered nurses and have to work accordingly. They are known with this title in Texas and California, while in all other states of the U.S., they are known as Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). For this job, it is essential for a candidate to complete a formal vocational nursing program, thus, it takes about 1 to 2 years to become an LVN. Qualities that a licensed vocational nurse must possess are – excellent communication skills, compassion for the patients and their families, good interpersonal skills, flexible working, quick decision-making, problem-solving skills, etc.
- Examining and recording the changes in the clinical conditions of the patients.
- Taking specimens like blood, urine, sputum, etc.
- Administering the oral and intravenous medications.
- Taking care of ostomy.
- Changing wound dressings.
- Feeding the patients through a nasogastric or a gastrostomy tube.
- At the time of emergency, they perform CPR.