The Graduate Vocational Nurse (GVN) Trainee is a graduate of an accredited basic nursing education program within the United States, its Territories, or Possessions and a licensure candidate who possesses a temporary authorization to practice. Continued employment is dependent upon successful issuance of LVN license by the 75th day after the Texas Board of Nursing issues a "temporary permission to practice". If licensure is attained in accordance with the Texas Board of Nursing temporary authorization to practice timeframe, the Trainee will be moved from GVN status to the LVN-I classification the first of the month following successful licensure.
GVN Trainee provides routine vocational nursing work. Work involves providing for the care, treatment, and general welfare of patients. Works under the direction and supervision of an LVN or an RN and performs Nursing duties within the assigned areas and assigned shift. The GVN performs basic and nursing tasks to fulfill the health needs of the individuals. The GVN keeps informed of and follows all agency, facility and unit policies and procedures.
Essential Job Functions:
Temporary Authorization to Practice mandates that the new graduate who has been authorized to practice as a GVN pending the results of the licensing examination must work under the direct supervision of either an LVN or RN. "Direct supervision" means the licensed nurse is physically present in the facility or practice setting and is readily available to the GVN for consultation and assistance. If the facility is organized into multiple units that are geographically distanced from each other, then the supervising nurse must be working on the same unit to which the new graduate is assigned.
Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned. Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours.
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 patients for treatments and procedures.
Collects samples for laboratory examination and performs routine lab tests on samples, as required.
Counsels patients with specific health goals.
Assists other staff in turning/repositioning individuals to administer treatments.
Ensures that supplies are available.
Locates, transports, and handles individuals' records.
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:
Graduation from an accredited basic nursing education program.
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.
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.
Must maintain regular and predictable work schedule.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Must be a graduate of an accredited basic nursing education program and a licensure candidate (GVN) issued a temporary "permission to practice" by the Texas Board of Nursing. Note: This temporary authorization is not renewable and will expire the earliest date of any of the following: (1) when the candidate passes the NCLEX-PN or NCLEX-RN test; (2) when the candidate fails the NCLEX-PN or NCLEX-RN test; (3) or on the 75th day following the effective date of the temporary authorization. The GVN must immediately inform employers of receipt of notification of failing the examination and cease nursing practice. Must maintain current CPR certification.
Initial Selection Criteria:
Graduation from an accredited basic nursing education program within the United States, its Territories, or Possessions.
Must be a Licensure candidate (GVN) issued a temporary "permission to practice" permit by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Experience with working with people with intellectual, developmental, and/or physical disabilities preferred.
Successful applicant must be willing to acknowledge: (1) conditions of employment pending successful licensure by the 75th day following the effective date of the temporary authorization; (2) requirement to cease practicing as a graduate nurse if the new graduate does not test in time to receive a nursing license before the date the permission to practice expires OR the graduate fails the NCLEX-PN or NCLEX-RN test; and (3) failure to obtain licensure by the 75th day following the issuance of the temporary authorization may result in dismissal from employment.
A new graduate who completes an accredited basic nursing education program within the United States, its Territories, or Possessions and who applies for initial licensure by examination in Texas receives temporary authorization or "permission to practice" nursing via the Texas Board of Nursing's web site at www.bon.state.tx.us.
This temporary authorization is not renewable and will expire the earliest date of any of the following: (1) when the candidate passes the NCLEX-PN test; (2) when the candidate fails the NCLEX-PN test; or (3) on the 75th day following the effective date of the temporary authorization [217.3(2)].
Employee will sign an Academic Stipend Agreement and be required to successfully fulfill the agreement. Applicant selected must fulfill Academic Stipend Agreement by working 2 months as an LVN per every 1 month in LVN trainee program.
If licensure is attained in accordance with the Texas Board of Nursing temporary authorization to practice timeframe, the Trainee will be moved from GVN status to the LVN-I classification the first of the month following successful licensure, at the monthly rate of 3,072.86.
All applicants must pass: pre-employment drug screen, fingerprint criminal background check, and Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Employee Misconduct Registry, and Nurse Aide Registry.
Males between the ages of 18-25 must be registered with the Selective Service.
There are no Military occupations that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration requirements for this position. For additional information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at
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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: 555358504Posted: 2020-05-21