Licensed Vocational Nurse II
Austin, TX 
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Job Description
Posting Type:Open to All Applicants
Category:Healthcare Practitioners and TechnicalFLSA Exempt/
Non-Exempt:
Non-Exempt
Agency:Health & Human Services CommDepartment:New Horizons - Nursing
Job Title:Licensed Vocational Nurse IIPosting Number:439703
Full Time/Part Time :Full Time Regular/Temporary:Regular
Job Location:2203 W 35TH STCity:AUSTIN
Contact:AccessHR Service CenterTelephone: 888-894-4747
Salary Range:$3,454.03 - $4,594.16Salary Group:A16
Shift:Days (First)Travel:5%
Closing Date:
Job Description:
The Austin State Supported Living Center (SSLC) is seeking a Licensed Vocational Nurse II 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 "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."

The state of Texas offers many benefits to employees, including competitive salaries, career advancement, health and dental insurance, and paid vacation and sick leave.

Licensed Vocational Nurse II provides complex vocational nursing work. Work involves providing for the care, treatment, and general welfare of individuals. May supervise the work of others. Works under general supervision, with moderate 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. Performs basic and complex nursing tasks to fulfill the health needs of the most medically fragile individuals, including the collection of lab work and other health screenings. Keeps informed of and follows all agency, facility and unit policies and procedures. Based on the LVN experience they will assist the RN Supervisor with on-the-job Nursing instruction and training of other new LVN's. Assists the Infection Control nurse by implementing measures that prevent the spread of disease, assists the QA Nurse in developing and implementing quality assurance programs, and assists in the implementation of therapeutic nursing programs.
Essential Job Functions:
Attends 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, i.e., tracheostomy care, gastrostomy/jejunostomy care, wound care, breathing treatments.

Must be competent in use of all medical equipment, after competency is demonstrated.

Documents and reports pertinent observations. Is able to recognize symptoms of illness and report accurately to RN and/or Primary Care Provider.

Documents according to facility policy.

Collects data for RN/Primary Care Provider.

Serves as a resource/mentor for new LVN IIs.

Collects specimens for laboratory examination and conducts appropriate screening tests (after competency is documented) when requested by lab personnel.

Responds to emergency situations to ensure safety of individuals. Follows safety and Infection Control Procedures of facility.

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:
Knowledge of nursing procedures, techniques, principles and processes used in providing

individualcare. Must possess the knowledge to provide individual care, prepare and maintain records, communicate effectively, and train others.

Ability to apply principles and practices to assess, prevent, and treat disease processes.

Ability to utilize critical thinking skills to identify problems, assess the situation, and ensure resolution.

Must maintain current CPR certification.

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.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Licensed to practice as a licensed vocation nurse in the state of Texas or a state that recognizes reciprocity through the Nurse Licensure Compact.
Initial Selection Criteria:
Licensed to practice as a licensed vocation nurse in the state of Texas or a state that recognizes reciprocity through the Nurse Licensure Compact;

Two (2) years nursing experience preferred.
Additional Information:
Requisition ID 439703
Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse

Aide, Medication Aide, Employee Misconduct, and HHS OIG List of Excluded Individuals / Entities.

Males between the ages of 18 - 25 must be registered with the Selective Service.

All state supported living center employees are subject to random drug testing.

Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position.

The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours.

All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for employment at a state-operated facility.
MOS Code:
Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include: 68C, 290X, 46FX, 46NX, 46SX, 46YX. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx

HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.


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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.


 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Salary and Benefits
$3,454.03 - $4,594.16
Required Experience
2 years
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