Licensed Vocational Nurse: Salary Range $36,976 - $40,405 / annually

JOB PURPOSE:  Provides nursing services under the supervision and direction of a physician, advanced practice registered nurse, physician assistant, or registered nurse.  Focuses on patient safety and is required to function within the parameters of the legal scope of practice and in accordance with federal, state and local regulatory agencies; in accordance with established standards of the Nurse Practice Act, accepted medical/nursing standards, policies and procedures of Spindletop Center.  Will be responsible for providing safe, compassionate, and focused nursing care to assigned consumers with predictable health care needs.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:  Graduate of an accredited course in licensed or practical vocational nursing.

DEGREE AND/OR CERTIFICATION REQUIRED (IF APPLICABLE):   Valid Texas license as a Licensed Vocational Nurse issued by the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners.

DRIVING REQUIRED:    Yes

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Possess exceptional skills in oral and written communication using a computer and electronic medical record-related software applications, word processing, spreadsheets and specific databases.
  • Ability to compose documents according to departmental and state standards.
  • Ability to input data into computer, make calculations, complete paperwork, produce reports.
  • Computer-skilled in the use of technology with Microsoft Office and all Google applications.
  • Skilled in delivering professional customer service and detail oriented work.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize work to complete in a timely manner.
  • Familiarity with community resources.
  • Ability to build rapport with individuals and support systems.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS OR CONDITIONS (specify):

  • May be required to interact with other governmental agencies, family members, and general public to determine needs and actions to be taken. 
  • Current State of Texas Driver License or if you live in another state, must be currently licensed in that state. 
  • Liability insurance required if employee will operate personal vehicle on Center property or for Center business.  Must be insurable by Center's liability carrier if employee operates a Center vehicle or drives personal car on Center business.
  • Must complete all training requirements in month in which they are due.
  • Availability of a personal vehicle for business use may be required. 
  • Work may take place within office setting, community setting, nursing facilities and within the residences of individuals.
  • Travel may be required within the 4 county service area.
  • May be required to work hours outside of the M-F 8-5 framework.
  • May be required to participate in on-call rotation
  • May be required to participate in evacuation plans in the event of emergency and an evacuation of individuals is deemed necessary.
  • Must submit to and pass a pre-employment drug test
  • Must successfully pass all background screens as required by the state
  • Must be physically able to conduct personal/business visits to include walking on uneven surfaces, climbing stairs, and standing for periods of time if required.

Essential Tasks & Standards 

1.Demonstrates nursing skills, proper techniques of administering various types of medication; knowledge of Center formulary.

2.Provides nursing services including medication administration, medication education and training and symptom management and Telemedicine - facilitation for medical provider in accordance with Center procedures at all times.

3.Enters lab results, non Center prescribed medication, medical conditions, and client reported medical history and conditions into the doctors homepage within one working

4.Prior to each client doctor's visit collects Vital signs, Abdominal girth, weight ? BMI, UDS/labs if ordered and records all information into the doctors homepage electronic health record.

5.Provides accurate, descriptive, and appropriate documentation in consumer records relating to medications and behavioral issues in accordance with guidelines set forth in the Nurse Practice Act and applicable standards

6.Maintains adequate nursing supplies at all times such that services are not delayed or postponed due to lack of supplies.

7.Collects data and performs focused nursing assessments of the health status of an individual. 

8.Participates in the planning of the nursing care needs of an individual as required.

 Work Behaviors & Standards

1.Attends work regularly and punctually in order to provide reliable and consistent coverage in area of responsibility.  Arrives at designated time and departs according to schedule.  Maintains a willingness to adjust schedule to meet the needs of the situation.  Makes every attempt to pre-schedule absences and provide dependable coverage and service.  Complies with Center policies regarding leave usage, absenteeism, and tardiness.

2.Interacts with person served in an emotionally supportive and/or therapeutic manner in order to provide an environment of caring, dignity, and respect.

3.Works harmoniously with fellow employees, supervisors, family, and friends of persons served, and the public in order to create an environment of caring, dignity and respect, and that allows for the accomplishment of the Center's mission.

4.Utilizes work time effectively to insure that all assignments are completed in a thorough and timely manner.

5.Abides by all Center policies and procedures regarding training objectives and requirements including those that relate to safety and infectious disease control. Will keep all Staff Development mandatory trainings current.

6.Adheres to Center policies and procedures and all applicable requirements and regulations of HHSC, CMS, Texas Administrative Code, CARF, relevant contracts and all other applicable regulatory bodies.

7.Maintains confidentiality regarding consumers, records, personnel, and other sensitive and confidential information in order to comply with Center, state, and federal policy.

8.Conducts all aspects of employment in accordance with Center's Compliance Program.