LVN-Ortho Podiatry

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Req #: 9304
Division: Community Health
Employment Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Compensation Type: Hourly
Facility: John Peter Smith Hospital
Location: 1500 S. Main Street, Fort Worth, TX


Description: Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) is responsible for the total nursing care of assigned patients in accordance with physicians’ orders under the guidance and supervision of the nurse in charge. Typical Duties:

  1. Delivers quality nursing care to assigned group of patients while minimizing the risk of infection, contamination, harm, or injury.
  2. Records patients’ medical information and vital signs.
  3. Monitors, records and reports symptoms and changes in patients’ conditions.
  4. Conducts specified bedside laboratory tests.
  5. Maintains accurate, detailed reports and records.
  6. Completes documentation to meet regulatory standards, policies, and procedures.
  7. Provides patient education directed towards identified knowledge deficits.
  8. Guides, educates, and provides leadership as a preceptor to new LVNs and CMAs following 6 months of employment.
  9. Participates in performance improvement process initiatives within JPS Health Network and assigned department.
  10. Performs all other job related duties as assigned.



    Required Education and Experience:

  • Graduated from an accredited school of vocational nursing.
  • Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

  • Current licensure to practice vocational nursing in the State of Texas by the Board of Nurse Examiners and must maintain licensure throughout employment.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
  • Completion of unit specific competency based orientation program within 90 days, if applicable.
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification must be obtained within 6 weeks of employment (for Inpatient Women’s Services only).
  • S.T.A.B.L.E. certification must be obtained within 6 months of employment (for Inpatient Women’s Services only).
  • Preferred Education and Experience:

  • 6 plus months of nursing experience.


JPS Health Network is a $950 million, tax-supported health care system for Tarrant County in North Texas. Licensed for 578 beds, the network includes an acute care hospital and more than 40 community-based clinics, including 19 school-based clinics. John Peter Smith Hospital is home to Tarrant County’s first and only Level 1 Trauma Center, its only psychiatric emergency services site and has the largest hospital-based family medicine residency program in the nation. Our network employs more than 6,500 people.

Acclaim is our multispecialty medical practice group. Acclaim has over 300 providers serving the JPS Health Network in specialties ranging from primary care to general surgery and trauma. The Acclaim group has been formed around a common set of incentives and expectations supporting the operational, financial and clinical performance
outcomes of the network. Our goal is to provide high quality, compassionate clinical care for every patient, every time.

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