HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION Licensed Vocational Nurse I in BRENHAM, Texas
Job/Position DescriptionThe 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 and#147;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.and#148; 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 FunctionsAttends 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 membersand#146; 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 individualand#146;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 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 a https://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/CareerPortal/job\_profile.cfm?szOrderID=478195 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.