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Vighter Medical Group Licensed Vocational Nurse - Texas HHS in Big Spring, Texas

Licensed Vocational Nurse - Texas HHS

Job Details

Level

Experienced

Job Location

Big Spring, TX (BSH) - Big Spring, TX

Position Type

Temporary

Education Level

LVN / LPN

Travel Percentage

None

Job Shift

Any

Job Category

Health Care

Job Description

Company: Vighter is a Professional Services and staffing firm accredited by The Joint Commission with over 15 years of experience supporting Federal, State, and Local government clients around the world. Vighter employees have worked on a variety of challenging programs ranging from COVID-19 emergency response and health screening services to assisting US military veterans obtain disability determinations. No matter the difficulty, our employees are up to the challenge and are fully supported by the corporate office team.

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Apply today and our recruiting team will contact you within 24 hours.

Title: Licensed Vocational Nurse

Job Summary:

Vighter is recruiting Licensed Vocational Nurses to support the Department of Health and Human Services at State Hospitals, State Supported Living Centers, and State Psychiatric Centers throughout Texas. Nurses may serve in temporary, short-term, and long-term positions depending on the needs of the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) facility. Vighter is contracted to provide staffing services to HHSC and receives requests for nurses periodically. When Vighter receives a request from the State of Texas our recruiters contact candidates in our database to confirm availability, willingness, and interest in the position. Candidate resumes are then sent to HHSC for review and interview scheduling. Nurses must apply in order to be considered for this position.

The HSCS is comprised of nine hospitals located throughout the state, and one youth residential psychiatric center in Waco. The HSCS is a hub of excellence for forensic mental health and complex psychiatric care, with all facilities accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospitals provide state-of-the-art treatment that is recovery-oriented and science-based. Whether in a direct-care or support role, your contribution will make a difference in the life of a Texan.

Reports to: Nurse Manager

Principle Accountabilities:

  • 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.

  • Transcribes physician's orders, prepares and administers medications based on developmental and age specific population needs according to acceptable standards, hospital policies and procedures within the parameters of their educational preparation.

  • Performs focused nursing assessment for the basic care, treatment and general welfare of patients. This may include assisting with sick call, medical emergencies, providing/monitoring treatments and procedures, performing screening tests, collecting specimens for laboratory examination, scheduling appointments/consultations etc.

  • Documents basic information concerning patient behavior, medication administration, treatments, physical condition, changes in mental/physical condition, education provided, etc. according to hospital policy and procedures.

  • Observes and reports significant observations related to patient's mental/physical condition to the supervising RN and/or other team members as appropriate to promote quality patient care.

  • Maintains accountability for medications, assigned medication room and the security of assigned unit keys.

  • Provides basic patient/family education to individuals or groups as appropriate to increase patient knowledge of medications, health/hygiene skills and disease management/prevention etc. to promote independent living skills.

  • Serves as an effective member of the treatment team, implements basic nursing care plan, engages patients in therapeutic interactions and supports unit milieu/programs to assist patients in meeting individual goals.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to a culture that reduces risk to both patients and staff through support of the hospital's safety and risk management plans, infection control programs and restraint & seclusion reduction strategies.

  • Is educationally prepared to deliver nursing care to state hospital patients, completes required training and demonstrates competencies as required.

  • Assumes responsibility for patient care and management of the unit in the absence of the RN or LVN III with RN support via telephone and immediate on-site availability as needed.

  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • Current unrestricted license to practice as a licensed vocational nurse in the State of Texas.

  • A minimum of one-year of full-time experience providing services as an independent licensed vocational nurse in an in-patient environment.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Other Qualifications:

  • Shall be a United States Citizen

  • Shall not have been convicted of a felony

  • Shall be able to read, write, and speak English

  • Shall be able to operate a personal computer utilizing Microsoft applications, such as Explorer, Outlook, Word, Excel, etc. so as to efficiently create and/or utilize an Electronic Medical Record

Experience:

  • 1+ years of full-time experience providing services as an independent licensed vocational nurse in an in-patient environment.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to stand or sit for more than 8 hours per day

  • Must be willing to work overtime if necessary

  • Must be able to use an elevator or walk up and down stairs

  • Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds and carry up to 10 feet

  • Must be able to routinely grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbows/knees and reach above and below shoulders

  • Must be able to read and interpret handwritten and typewritten print

  • Must be able to communicate by voice and detect sound by ear

  • Must be able to perform duties in an indoor or outdoor environment

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background investigation

  • Must undergo urine drug testing

Benefits:

  • General Liability, Professional Liability, and Medical Malpractice Insurance paid for by the company

  • Full-time employees receive Health, Dental, Vision, Basic Life, Voluntary Life, Accidental Disability & Dismemberment, 4% retirement match 401K, Short-term and Long-term Disability, Critical Illness, and Accident Coverage

Vighter is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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