Licensed Vocational Nurse

Position Title

Licensed Vocational Nurse - B.A. - CCBHC - May be based in Lufkin or Nacogdoches, TX

Position Number

P #1255

General Description

This grant funded position will be part of a multidisciplinary treatment team in a 12-county region as assigned and is responsible for providing nursing care services to acutely or chronically mentally ill clients at Burke Outpatient Mental Health offices. On some occasions the LVN might provide services in the community.  Burke clinic locations operate 5 days a week, 8 hours a day.  Other duties will include, but may not be limited to giving injections, assisting with medication monitoring/ reconciliation, monitoring the health status of clients, completing medication consents and AIMS, assisting with psychiatric services provided via telehealth equipment or face to face with Prescriber, arranging and attending medical and other community-based appointments with the client/caregiver. Nurse will perform general nursing duties assigned and coordinate health care needs with other medical care providers.  Other responsibilities include inventory of medications, patient education and documentation, collection and tracking of lab specimens, providing care to clients to monitor/evaluate ADL completion. When needed and appropriate, assist the Mental Health Clinician staff as necessary.  This position will work closely with the CCBHC expansion grant staff to monitor expected services.  This is a grant funded position that is funded for a limited time.

Education

Required: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing and licensed as a Vocational Nurse by the Texas State Board of Licensed Vocational examiners.

Experience

Required: A minimum of 6 months experience as an LVN in a medical or mental health setting.

Preferred: Experience working in a Home Health setting.

Licenses/Certifications

Required: Valid Texas driver's license

Required: Texas Licensed Vocational Nurse.

Physical Requirements

Required: Sight, hearing, talking, lifting up to 50 pounds, walking, bending or kneeling and hand/finger dexterity

Special Requests or Comments

Required: Must be physically able to complete Satori Alternative to Managing Aggressive Behavior (SAMA), CPR, First Aid, and Defensive Driving training modules.  Must have a driving record insurable by Burke's insurance administrator. Reliable transportation is required.

Hours

Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Salary

$38,000 annually.