Licensed Vocational Nurse I

    Texas Health & Human Services Commission
    4001 S HWY 36, BRENHAM, TX
    Full-time
    Similar jobs pay $24.21 - $33.84

    Job Description


    The Brenham State Supported Living Center(SSLC), part of the Health and Specialty Care System, is seeking a Licensed Vocational Nurse I to join an interdisciplinary team of professionals to provide clinical care to individuals of the SSLC. As a State Supported Living Licensed Vocational Nurse, you will work at the SSLC campus with a dynamic group of staff and professionals who are dedicated to providing supports and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This is a team environment where staff clinicians collaborate to provide comprehensive care and services. To learn more about the SSLCs, see https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/jobs-hhs/state-supported-living-center-opportunities.

    The most important characteristic about State Supported Living Center employees is that we truly value and respect those we serve and believe in the mission that all people can achieve a higher level of wellness and independence. Our vision statement is "Individuals served at State Supported Living Centers will experience the highest quality of life, supported through a comprehensive array of services designed to maximize well-being, dignity, and respect."

    The state of Texas offers many benefits to employees, including competitive salaries, career advancement, health and dental insurance, and paid vacation and sick leave.

    The Licensed Vocational Nurse I provides routine vocational nursing work. Work involves providing for the care, treatment, and general welfare of patients. May train others. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Works under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse, and performs Nursing duties within the assigned areas and assigned shift. The LVN I performs basic and complex nursing tasks to fulfill the health needs of the individuals. The LVN I keeps informed of and follows all agency, facility and unit policies and procedures.

    Essential Job Functions:
    Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.

    Administers medications and treatments orally, rectally, internally, or by injection.

    Performs technical Nursing procedures according to facility and state regulations after demonstration for competency.

    Documents and reports pertinent observations.

    Communicates orally and in writing to other team members' pertinent information. Documents according to facility policy.

    Responds to emergency situations to ensure safety of individuals. Follows safety and Infection Control
    Procedures of facility.

    Monitors individuals for treatments and procedures.
    Collects specimens for laboratory examination and conducts appropriate screening tests (after competency is documented) when requested by lab personnel.

    Provides education to individuals with specific health goals.

    Assists other staff in turning/repositioning individuals to administer treatments.

    Ensures that supplies are available.

    Manages individual's medical record in Electronic Health Record or paper chart.

    Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.

    Knowledge Skills Abilities:
    Knowledge of nursing procedures and techniques and the principles and process used in providing patient care.
    Ability to provide patient care and to prepare and maintain records, to communicate effectively and to train others.
    Ability to apply principles and practices to assess, prevent and control diseases.
    Skills in using reasoning to identify problems, in considering appropriate resolution of situations, and in the operation of computers and applicable computer software.
    Ability to maintain current CPR certification.
    Must have strength and flexibility to safely perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
    Must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of emergency procedures and emergency equipment

    Registration or Licensure Requirements:
    Licensed to practice as a licensed vocation nurse in the state of Texas or a state that recognizes reciprocity through the Nurse Licensure Compact.

    Initial Selection Criteria:
    Licensed to practice as a licensed vocation nurse in the state of Texas or a state that recognizes reciprocity through the Nurse Licensure Compact.

    Additional Information:
    Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aide, Medication Aide, Employee Misconduct, and HHS OIG List of Excluded Individuals / Entities.
    Males between the ages of 18 - 25 must be registered with the Selective Service.
    All state supported living center employees are subject to random drug testing.
    Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position.
    The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours.
    All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for employment at a state-operated facility.

    MOS Code:
    Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include: 68C, 290X, 46FX, 46NX, 46SX, 46YX. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx

    HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.

    I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 form.

    In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.

    Posting ID: 552783369Posted: 2020-05-21