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MH Licensed Vocational Nurse II

Company: Texas State Job Bank
Location: Harlingen
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job/Position DescriptionAre you ready to be professionally challenged? Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team of engaged and committed professionals? Then the Health and Specialty Care System (HSCS) may be just the place for you! The HSCS is comprised of nine psychiatric 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. The LVN III works under the direct supervision of an RN, to provide for the care, treatment, and general welfare of patients. Responsibilities include: medication transcription and administration, performance of focused nursing assessment for the comprehensive care, treatment, and general welfare of patients, documentation of comprehensive information concerning pt., observing and reporting significant observations related to patient's mental/physical condition, maintaining accountability for medications, assigned medication room, and the security of assigned unit keys, providing comprehensive pt./family education, implementing a complex nursing care plan, supporting hospital safety, risk management and infection control programs, and restraint and seclusion reduction strategies, maintaining competency, serving as a mentor and preceptor for other less experienced LVNs, mgmt. of the unit in the absence of the RN, and attending work as scheduled. Develops and/or implements educational in-service and quality assurance programs to improve pt. care. Completion of work requires moderate supervision with significant latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Performs routine pt. care in order to assist in providing quality psychiatric services. Assists in establishing and maintaining an environment that is therapeutic for persons with mental illness. Must understand that duties, location of work and shift/pattern are subject to change as determined by the administration to meet the needs of the hospital. Provide treatment HHS employees injured in course and scope of employment. 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. Transcribes physician's orders, prepares, and administers medications based on developmental and age specific population needs according to acceptable standards, hospital policies and procedures and within the parameters of their educational preparation. Performs focused nursing assessment for the comprehensive 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. Documents comprehensive 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 https://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/CareerPortal/job\_profile.cfm?szOrderID=507670 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.

Keywords: Texas State Job Bank, Harlingen , MH Licensed Vocational Nurse II, Healthcare , Harlingen, Texas

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