LVN to RN Bridge Program, Long Term Acute Care, Review NOW
Representing the very best in healthcare, UT Health East Texas is comprised of 10 hospitals and more than 50 clinics across east Texas. With nearly 7,500 employees and over 1,000 licensed in-patient beds, UT Health East Texas provides healthcare services to thousands of patients annually through our hospitals, clinics, Level 1 trauma facility, air emergency fleet and EMS service in a metropolitan service area of a quarter-million people.
UT Health East TX Long-Term Acute Care Hospital (LTAC) is accepting applications for our LVN to RN Bridge Program. This program offering will end on June 1st, 2021. PLEASE BE SURE TO CLOSELY REVIEW PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS.
PLEASE APPLY NOW TO RECEIVE MORE INFORMATION AND A TOUR OF THE LTAC HOSPITAL.
LTAC is unique in that is it provides care for critically ill patients over an extended period of time. LTAC patients typically require three modalities of service (respiratory, PT/OT, wound care, nutrition, IV antibiotics, etc.) and stay in the hospital for an average of 25 days. The multi-disciplinary approach used on LTAC allows nurses to hone a variety of skills, while cultivating meaningful relationships with patients over the course of their stay.
Occupying two floors within UT Health Tyler, UTHET LTAC has access to the same resources and services available to the region’s only Level I Trauma hospital. LTAC nurses are encouraged to attend 8 weeks of critical care training in the acute hospital ICUs to help prepare them for the high acuity patients often treated at LTAC. In addition to this training, LTAC Medical Director— Dr. Carla Wang-Kocik, MD, Pulmonary Critical Care (voted but the Tyler Telegraph as Physician who did the most for the community during COVID-19)—regularly offers critical care education exclusively for LTAC staff.
To ensure continuity of care, UTHET LTAC has a dedicated Hospitalist that follows each patient for the duration of his or her stay. Not only is this model a patient satisfier, but a staff satisfier as well as nurses and other services always have a firm handle on the physician’s care plan and expectations for each patient. As a result of this meticulous care planning, UTHET LTAC proudly continues to advance healthcare throughout East Texas.
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QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:
- LVN currently enrolled in an RN Program REQUIRED.
- LVNs with 2 years of acute patient care experience (can be PCT / CNA experience) required.
- Good interpersonal, communication, team-work, and customer service skills.
- Good organizational, problem-solving and follow-through skills.
- Ability to multi-task constantly, react to changes quickly/productively, and tolerate interruptions.
- Ability to perform work when no directions are given, and give directions to others.
- Remain flexible, organized, professional and able to analyze, make sound decisions under stressful or crisis situations.
- Demonstrate knowledge of current computer systems, equipment or programs used in the organization.
- Demonstrate maturity and accountability.
Certification and Licensure:
- Completion of education to obtain Licensure as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN).
- BLS required.
- Comply with regulatory requirements, guidelines, and policies
- Patient Centered Customer Service: Genuinely care about people.
- Cultivate a compassionate environment: Changing lives for the better together
- Clinical and Operational Excellence: A relentless drive to be the best.
- Holistic Approach: Think and act for the benefit of the whole.
- Promote a collaborative environment: Build effective working relationships with others.
- Identify and Develop Talent: Prepare others to deliver excellence.
- Business Acumen: Know, own and drive our business.
- Continually Simplify and Improve: Work to make everything as efficient as possible.
- Foster Innovation: Seek and apply leading edge solutions.
- Set Clear Direction: Tell others where you are going, how to get there and why.
- Ability to sit/stand for long periods of time while completing work on a computer
- Ability to lift 10 or more pounds
- Ability to move throughout the workplace
Now that you have read about what you will be doing and the experience we seek, it is time to apply and make a difference in the lives of our patients.
UT Health East Texas is an equal opportunity employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).