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COMMUNITY COUNCIL OF SOUTH CENTRAL Licensed Vocational Nurse in BEEVILLE, Texas

MISSION:CCSCT empowers vulnerable families and individuals in greater South Central Texas to achieve self-sufficiency by eliminating barriers through innovative programs and strong community partnerships.JOB SUMMARY:The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) is responsible for performing clinical duties and assessing the needs of clients in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program.ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Provides eligibility determination of WIC applicants according to local, state and federal guidelines; certifies and sub-certifies applicants.Assists clients with understanding of and completion of paperwork for program services; makes referrals for clients needing services not provided by WIC accordingly.Maintains accurate client case files which includes information regarding eligibility, referrals and other required documentation; ensures appropriate documentation is attached to application; reviews all applications for completeness and accuracy; updates and makes corrections as needed.Acquires blood by finger puncture to determine hematocrit and hemoglobin levels.Weighs and measures patients and plots on proper growth charts.Provides nutrition counseling and education to individual WIC participants according to the Nutrition Promotion Plan.Evaluates, documents and approves formula requests by WIC clients according to policies.Promotes breastfeeding as the optimal method of infant feeding according to the Breastfeeding Promotion Plan and maintains breastfeeding pump utilization and tracking methods.Participates in community outreach activities and provides assistance with other WIC program functions as required (i.e. health fairs).Maintains knowledge of WIC Policies and Procedures and stays current on health issues related to the population being served.Follows CCSCT Policies and Procedures and maintains confidentiality in all phases of agency operations.Demonstrates an understanding of the agency mission and takes pride in achieving that mission.Familiarizes self with the agency's Strategic Plan, including its goals and strategies and works collaboratively with other agency staff to achieve identified outcomes.Attends and participates in staff meetings and related activities; attends conferences, workshops, and trainings to increase professional knowledge; serves on committees as assigned.Performs other related duties as assigned or required.SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:This position has no supervisory responsibilities.JOB REQUIREMENTS:Education and Experience RequirementsHigh school diploma or equivalent required. Associate's degree from an accredited college or university preferred.Minimum of one (1) to three (3) years of experience in a social service setting or related work experience. Demonstrated experience working with low-income clients in the public health field for a non-profit or social services organization WIC program preferred.Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing and licensed to practice as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in the State of Texas.Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred.Must successfully complete a pre-employment background check, drug test and motor vehicle records check.Must be at least 21 years of age, have a valid Class "C" Texas Driver's License with an acceptable driving record and have access to a reliable vehicle with current vehicle liability insurance; must be willing to travel within service area.Must be able to work Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00am-6:00pm and occasional Saturdays. Schedules may vary based on business needs.Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesiKnowledge of Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program and the principles and practic

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