Licensed Vocational Nursing Overview
Licensed Vocational Nursing jobs involve checking in on patients who have been hospitalized for one reason or another, but they can be entrusted with a variety of responsibilities in the medical environment. While patient care is a primary responsibility, registered nurses regularly depend on LVNs to perform a number of tasks associated with more advanced levels of care. Licensed vocational nursing on this level entails taking regular vital signs, distributing and administering oral and injectable medications, providing wound care, and performing routine lab testing. LVNs can work in a wide variety of settings including hospitals, doctor's offices, assisted living facilities and home health care. The schedule of a licensed vocational nurse, whether day or night shift, will depend on the employer's needs.
Licensed Vocational Nurse Education Requirements
A high school diploma and a certificate from an accredited nursing program are the minimum requirements for most licensed vocational nurse jobs. You will also be required to pass a licensing examination. You need advanced reading and math skills gained in high school in order to calculate medication dosages and read doctor's orders. Because you'll be taking care of multiple patients at a time, you should be detail-oriented and have strong organizational skills. Although it typically isn't required that you have previous experience in the medical field, you should excel at communicating with others, and a working knowledge of dealing with difficult patients is extremely useful for LVN Jobs. Similar positions include Hospital Nurse Practitioner jobs.
Licensed Vocational Nurse Job Market
The outlook for new LVNs entering the workforce is positive. According to statistics, the demand for licensed vocational nurses is estimated to increase by 25 percent over the next 10 years. In 2012, there were an estimated 738,400 jobs across all 50 states.
Licensed Vocational Nurse Salary
The median salary for licensed vocational nursing jobs is $42,400 in the United States. Nurses who work for larger hospitals tend to out-earn those employed by smaller practices.
Description Under the day to day supervision of an on-site provider, provides medical support in all areas of patient care. Identifies and greets patients, escorts patients to exam room, identifies purpose of visit, takes vital signs, performs minor medical procedures and other tasks associated with patient care. Maintains appropriate manual and electronic records (EMR). Requires LPN or LVN licens...
DescriptionUnder the day to day supervision of an on-site provider, provides medical support in all areas of patient care. Identifies and greets patients, escorts patients to exam room, identifies purpose of visit, takes vital signs, performs minor medical procedures and other tasks associated with patient care. Maintains appropriate manual and electronic records (EMR). Requires LPN or LVN license...
Description SIGN ON BONUS!!! Forest Ridge Health and Rehab Center is currently offering a $3000 sign on bonus for full time LPN's hired! POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the RN Unit Manager / DON, a Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse performs as a licensed care giver and assumes responsibility and accountability for assigned residents/patients for a shift of duty. Nursing...
Job Description : • Perform clinical nursing procedures independently with appropriate skills and competency. • Assess health care needs of the study participants and plan, implement and evaluate care designed to meet study participant needs and safety. • Administer oral medication and intramuscular injections; assist with intravenous injections, treatments and other medical procedures as prescrib...
Job Description : · Perform clinical nursing procedures independently with appropriate skills and competency. · Assess health care needs of the study participants and plan, implement and evaluate care designed to meet study participant needs and safety. · Administer oral medication and intramuscular injections; assist with intravenous injections, treatments and other medical procedures as prescrib...
Busy Texarkana medical office is seeking a full time licensed LVN. Having a background in pediatrics will help you but is not required. This candidate will work Mon-Fri 8-5 with a starting pay of $12.00/hr....
LVN – Orthopedic/Pain Management Surgical Center As a patient-focused Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), we will rely on you to utilize your nursing and interpersonal skills to solve problems and perform the following duties: Clinical · Triage patients to determine needs by taking vital signs, medical history, etc. · Assist providers and other clinical staff with office visits and procedures · Asses...
P/T LVN needed by Home Health Agency. $28-$30/visit. Current License, Auto Insurance CPR & Driver's License required. Email Resume to: ***** Fax 940-566-4992. Tel. 940-566-4999....
Company Confidential Sugar Land, TX, 77478
Job Description We are a sleep center with locations in the TexasMedicalCenter, The Woodlands, and Sugar Land. We are looking for a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) to be trained as Sleep Technologist who will perform overnight polysomnography testing; which is a standard tool in Sleep Medicine for evaluating sleep-related pathophysiology, sleep architecture, and sleep integrity. A sleep technician...
Opportunities on the Coast LVN's and RN's All shifts and per diem is available. New Grads Welcome! Eureka Rehabilitation and Wellness Center Interested Applicants can submit resume to: ***** Posting provided by:...
Are you a Registered Nurse OR a LVN that enjoys working in a Managed Care organization? Do you have the professionalism to handle difficult situations, good detail orientation and ability to prioritize? Currently seeking RN/LVN will good communication, good computer skills, professional demeanor with at least 3 years' experience in a managed care environment. REQUIREMENTS Registered Nurse or Licen...
Matrix Providers is a major contracting company providing high quality physician, ancillary, nursing, and technician services to the DoD and Federal Sector. Joint Base Elmendorf –Richardson in Anchorage, AK has a need for 1 LVN/LPN to work at the 673d Contracting Squadron Occupational Health Clinic Monday through Friday from 7:30AM-4:30PM. Candidate must have a minimum of 1 year of experience as a...
SERVE THOSE WHO SERVE Matrix Providers is a major contracting company providing high quality physician, ancillary, nursing, and technician services to the DoD and Federal Sector. Joint Base Elmendorf –Richardson in Anchorage, AK has a need for a Licensed Practical Nurse to work at the 673d Contracting Squadron Occupational Health Clinic Monday through Friday from 7:30AM-4:30PM. Candidates must hav...
II. JOB SUMMARY: To assist the medical provider in the direct care of pediatric, adolescent or adult patients presenting for medical care at any HCH clinic site. The LVN will triage, vitalize, record health history, immunize, draw labs and document in the patient chart. Will also provide patients with health educational materials. The LVN must work as a member of the HCH team assuring the best pos...
Correctional LPN/LVN: Maxim Staffing Solutions is seeking experienced and reliable Correctional LVN's for work at Correctional Facilities in and around the Houston area. Required Qualifications: - At least 1 year of experience as an LVN - MMR and Varicella titers - BCLS - Current Texas License or Compact State - Physical within the past 12 months - TB within the past year/Chest X-Ray within the pa...
Summary A licensed practical nurse (LPN) [referred to as LVN - Licensed Vocational Nurse - in some states] provides care and treatment in accordance with physician orders. Works in a team environment and within scope of practice as defined by State. The LPN / LVN works under the direction of physicians and registered nurses (RNs). Essential Duties & Responsibilities Assesses patients by physical e...
JOB SUMMARY Nurses play an important supporting role to the Physicians of Midland Community Healthcare Services. They are expected to provide excellent customer service while assessing, implementing, and evaluating the case of our patients. They are responsible for maintaining accurate and complete medical records of the clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical,...
POSITION SCOPE To ensure quality and safe delivery to home health care services. To assist in the provision of home health care services that reflect the Agency’s philosophy and standards of home health and nursing care of assigned clients. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required. Current LVN registration with the State Board of Nursing required. Experience in...
Medical company seeking a Certified Medical Assistant and an LVN for their employee site clinic. This occupational health clinic is provided onsite to their staff. Must hold current licensing or certification in CA Previous experience in clinic or similar setting required Shift 08/25/14-12/31/14 AM Shift 7:30AM-4PM, Monday-Friday Please send resume for immediate consideration....
Hello! We are currently interviewing experienced LVNs for a one-on-one homecare case with an incredible little girl with a great family. Candidates must have one year of experience under their license (pediatrics preferred), trach and vent experience, and must have a heart and passion for children. Details: -Santa Clara, CA -Licensed Vocational Nurse -GT/Trach/Vent. -6 yr old female diagnosed with...
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Licensed Vocational Nurse
$31,200.00 - $60,600.00
Typical Salary for Licensed Vocational Nurse
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Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
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Licensed Vocational Nurse
Ensures patient care by providing disease screening; administering immunizations.
Rate of Growth
Size of Industry in 2006:
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Clinical Lab Testing
Determines suspicion of presence of disease by performing screening tests.
Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt.
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