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HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION Graduate Vocational Nurse Trainee in BRENHAM, Texas

Job/Position DescriptionThe 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 and#147;temporary permission to practiceand#148;. 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 FunctionsTemporary 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 membersand#146; pertinent information.Documents according to facility policy.Responds to emergency situations to ensure safety of individuals. Follows safetyand 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 individualsand#146; records.Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agencyand#146;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.Registrations, Licensure Requirements or CertificationsMust 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 th\_profile.cfm?szOrderID=480808 Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browser to apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human Services Career Portal.