Posting Date: 1/11/2018
Open Until Filled
Salary: $38,376 to $42,048 Annually
Salary is based on education & experience
Job Description: LVN implements professional & administrative nursing services under the direction of the RN and psychiatrist for persons diagnosed & being treated for a mental illness; is responsible for maintaining a competent & professional level of nursing care in the program & for monitoring the delivery of medical related training, medication, including side effects; Coordinates with medication clinic staff to ensure efficient day to day operations of the medication clinic program. LVN provides oversight and ensures proper implementation of the medical/nursing functions for the individual’s receiving medication related services within the MHMR Medication Unit, which include, but not limited to: lab screenings; physical exams; medication education/training; medication administration; liaison with pharmacies to ensure timely and accurate medication orders. Requires working closely with the interdisciplinary team to facilitate and implement treatment plan and treatment recommendations.
Education: Graduate of a professional nursing education program.
Experience: Prefer experience working with persons with mental illness.
Hours of Work: 8:00am—5:00om; Monday through Friday; hours will vary according to needs of program and availability of job applicant.
Licenses/Certifications: Licensed Vocational Nurse with Texas Licensure, valid/current Texas driver’s license and must be insured by Agency.
Physical Requirements: Light lifting under 15lbs., moderate carrying 15-44lb, simple grasping, walking, sitting, standing, operating office equipment, ability to see and hear (with aid), ability to read, write, count, maintain confidentiality, and the ability to work closely with others. Required travel within the 7-county service area.