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The SHS 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. Apply now to join our team.
- 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 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 in GMS,
- 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 and 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.
- Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.
- Graduation from an accredited LVN program with a valid permit to practice in the State of Texas while awaiting licensure.
- Licensed as a LVN in the state of Texas or in a party state that recognizes reciprocity through the Nurse Licensure Compact as described in Art. 4528b of the Nurse Practice Act.
- Focused nursing assessment Principles of biological, physical, and social science as acquired in vocational nursing school Nursing techniques and procedures Continuous quality improvement Infection Control Procedures Mental Health & Mental Illness Team processes Medication transcription, administration Therapeutic Communication Use of Medical Equipment to include: glucometer, AED, Oxygen Observe, identify, and describe verbally and in writing patient behaviors Patient and family education Psychopharmacology Automated computerized programs CPR, use AED, Heimlich Maneuver, First Aid, and PMAB (Sections 1-3 required) Successful working relationships with others National Patient Safety goals in relation to patient care and medication administration
Company: State Of Texas
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Big Spring, TX, US
Application Deadline: N/A