Vocational Nurse Job Description

Vocational Nurse Job Description

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Vocational nurse provides education and training to employees in Health, Safety and Wellness topics, including: BBP, Universal precautions, in proper lifting techniques and body mechanics, as well as other OSHA surveillance, health and wellness related topics.

Vocational Nurse Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective vocational nurse job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included vocational nurse job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Recording health history of patient and noting abnormal conditions for physician
Instructing patients on collection of any necessary samples and tests
Obtaining vital signs and escorting patients to rooms
Maintaining patient files, records, and other information
Arranging referrals to a specialist and obtaining pre-authorizations when directed to by the provider
Apply rules and regulations for radiation safety
Interview patients and take medical history, keep charts current, and screen calls within physician guidelines
Venipuncture, giving injections, administering prescribed medications as directed by physician and in accordance with nursing standards
Assist with referrals to a specialist and obtaining pre-authorizations when directed to by the provider
Prepares and maintains supplies and equipment for exam and treatments rooms

Vocational Nurse Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Vocational Nurse

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, BLS, LVN/LPN, IV, CHT, BONENT, NCT, EKG, LVN

Education for Vocational Nurse

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the vocational nurse job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Collage and High School Degree in Education, Nursing, Health Care, Department of Education, Oncology, General Education, Patient Care, Supervision, Performance, Vocational Nursing

Skills for Vocational Nurse

Desired skills for vocational nurse include:

Current practice related to dialysis principals and technique by participating in scheduled in-service classes
Universal precautions and proper use of body mechanics
Nursing practices
Federal
State and local long term care regulations
Techniques and methods as applied to skilled nursing and resident care
Individual service plans
Aseptic techniques in performance of treatments
Cauterizations
Irrigation

Desired experience for vocational nurse includes:

Minimum of two years experience as an LPN in a hospital or clinic setting is required
Assists physicians in preparing for minor procedures and physicals
Provide discharge instructions to patients and families
Is knowledgeable of, observes and complies with hospital Codes of Safe Practice, safety policies and emergency procedures
Mandatory initial and annual attendance at OSHA / safety in-services
Interview patients and take medical history, give injections, complete lab and x-ray requests, keep charts current, and screen calls within physician guidelines

Vocational Nurse Examples

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Vocational Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of vocational nurse. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for vocational nurse
  • Performance of patient screening and preventive therapy as prescribed by Clinical Practice Guidelines and through the use of the Clinical Reminders
  • Notifies provider of homicidal ideation, positive suicidal ideation screen, or positive depression screen
  • Assists patients to identify goals for recovery and motivates patients toward compliance with treatment program/plans, as evidenced by documentation in the patient's medical record
  • Responsible for providing nursing care and assistance for ill and/or injured persons
  • Under direction of health service administrator, supervising nurse, and professional service providers and in accordance with approved standing orders, assess condition of and prescribe treatment for inmates reporting to sick call
  • Assist with provider line
  • Operate pill call, administer medication, and document as required by applicable policies and procedures
  • Control medication, syringes, and other medical supplies or equipment as required
  • Perform emergency procedures as needed and call physician for treatment orders
  • Perform work as an on-call basis as required
Qualifications for vocational nurse
  • California Vocational Nurse license
  • Current Vocational Nurse IV Therapy/Blood Withdrawal Certification
  • Knowledge of Standard of Care and Standards of Professional Performance established by the Department
  • Knowledge of ethical, legal and confidentiality issues pertaining to persons with substance use disorder with severe medical and/or mental illness
  • Understanding of mental health issues and sensitivity toward clients with severe mental illness who may or may not be housed
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions accurately, and be detail oriented
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Vocational Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a vocational nurse. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for vocational nurse
  • Focused assessment of urgency of student complaint and assist with clinical decision on whether care is to be referred to a UH health center provider on the same day, or schedule patient for the next available appointment
  • Administer medication and treatment as prescribed by the provider
  • Communicate response to interventions to the prescribing provider and document outcome
  • Perform EKG and point of care diagnostics
  • Educate and consent patient on invasive procedures
  • Educate patient regarding basic health promotion, health prevention and maintenance principles
  • Maintain clinic equipment and exam/treatment rooms
  • Support other specialty clinics within the UH health center as needed
  • Newly-hired experienced LVNs in the hospital and clinic participate in our Nursing Orientation for Clinical Excellence (NOCE) program
  • Monitor clients vital statistics and report abnormal findings to the case manager and physician assessments
Qualifications for vocational nurse
  • Knowledge of clinical processes and procedures
  • Ability to maintain patient and business confidentiality
  • Prior clinical nursing experience preferred
  • Will demonstrate current competencies and certifications required by each specific department
  • Work a flexible schedule and be willing to work additional hours if needed for the provision of quality patient care
  • Full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity, eye-hand coordination, and ability to run
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Vocational Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a vocational nurse. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for vocational nurse
  • Creating and maintaining quality management files
  • Performing special studies or audits
  • Medical records reviews, supporting preparations for regulatory audits
  • Leads clinical quality improvement through focused activities on the HEDIS process
  • Provides outreach, information and referral, care coordination, and case management services as appropriate for Street Medicine
  • Conducts follow-ups with patients via phone calls, encampment visits, and visits to other settings where patients can be found
  • Uses multiple electronic platforms to gather patient information
  • Provides client care in a manner that is both non-discriminatory and non-judgmental
  • Works cooperatively with other clinical personnel and exhibits excellent working relations with patients, visitors, and staff, effectively communicating Street Medicine's mission
  • Act as a patient advocate and liaison between the patient and community agencies (i.e., Housing for Health, Department Human Services, hospitals, ) and ensures that patient needs are met with rights maintained
Qualifications for vocational nurse
  • Must be able to speak clearly and write legibly
  • Must have a license issued by the State of California Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners
  • Current License on state board
  • Some experience in Long-Term Care
  • Supports providers in urgent care delivery by monitoring patient flow and assisting in preparation of examination rooms, preparation of patients for exam, and documentation of vital signs
  • Performs phlebotomy, administers medications and treatment as prescribed through written Provider orders, and documents procedures in patient's electronic medical record
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Vocational Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a vocational nurse. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for vocational nurse
  • Identifies treatment plan request(s) and obtains and analyzes medical records that support the request
  • Clarifies unclear treatment plan requests by contacting the requesting provider's office
  • Utilizes evidence-based criteria and jurisdictional guidelines to form utilization review determinations
  • Pursues Physician Advisor services when treatment plan requests do not meet evidence-based criteria
  • Negotiates treatment plan requests with requesting provider when medically appropriate and jurisdictionally allowed
  • Channels certified treatment plan requests to preferred vendors as needed
  • Documents all utilization review outcomes in utilization review software
  • Communicates and works with claim examiners as needed to provide clinical information to resolve issues
  • Maintains a score of 90% or greater on monthly internal utilization review audits
  • Meets productivity goals as outlined by supervisor
Qualifications for vocational nurse
  • Current CPR/BLS card approved through the American Heart Association
  • Minimum 1+ year experience in a SNF/LTC care of the aged, acutely ill, chronically ill and patients in need of restorative care
  • Knowledge in the principles of nursing care within the LVN scope of practice
  • Candidates must have the ability to communicate proficiently both orally and in writing in the English language
  • Candidates must have a current CA LVN and a BLS Certificate through the American Heart Association
  • Current California LVN license required
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Vocational Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a vocational nurse. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for vocational nurse
  • Implements and documents preoperative regimen of care according to policy/procedure
  • Recognizes patient’s need for support, answers questions appropriately, and provides for privacy and confidentiality
  • Assists in the admission of patients to pre-operative area according to established guidelines
  • Implements appropriate nursing activities to provide safe and individualized nursing care
  • Evaluates effectiveness of nursing care by documenting patient’s responses to interventions
  • Conveys ideas, concepts, and facts related to patient care in a logical, concise manner
  • Documents records and other forms accurately and according to policies and procedures
  • Applies technical and specialized skills relevant to pre-operative nursing
  • Performs nursing functions (e.g., monitors vital signs, maintains/improves respiratory function, performs catheterizations, ) under RN direction/supervision
  • Observes safety measures in patient-care activities
Qualifications for vocational nurse
  • Current and unencumbered license to practice as a LVN in the State of Texas
  • Triage (Exceptional focused assessment and contribution to plan of care experience)
  • Minimum of (2) years full time direct job-related LVN experience
  • Phlebotomy and centrifuging specimens
  • Prescription prior authorization
  • Outreach and community health event planning

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