Job Number: 18-510-10211
About Integral Care:
As the largest provider of community based behavioral health services in Austin/Travis County, we are dedicated to improving the lives of adults and children living with mental illness, substance use disorder and intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Integral Care's mission of Healthy Living for Everyone promotes a philosophy of greater independence and improved quality of life for the people we serve. We aim high. If you do too, we want to talk to you.
Description: For more information about the Judge Guy Herman Center for Mental Health Crisis Car, click here http://integralcare.org/en/hermancenter/#1519062197044-fc0b6efe-1cad
If you are an aspiring nurse with excellent communication skills, problem-solving abilities, compassion, and a good dose of team work, nursing at the Herman Center could be the perfect fit for you. This Licensed Vocational Nurse position is assigned to the Herman Center as the primary work site. Nurses at the Herman Center care for individuals diagnosed with mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety, substance abuse, and depression. The goal is to quickly stabilize patients and transition them back into the community as soon as possible while supporting their individual path to recovery; all while avoiding a hospital stay which tends to be more restrictive, lengthy, and expensive. A Registered Nurse and one Licensed Vocational Nurse are on duty at all times, sharing responsibility for a maximum of 16 adult patients.
The LVN is an integral member of the multi-disciplinary treatment team, providing focused routine health care services, providing assistance to psychiatrist with reviews of medication and medical histories, implementing appropriate aspects of client care within the LVN's scope of practice, implementing the treatment plan for clients with common health problems and well defined learning needs, and interfacing with the medical community regarding medical issues pertaining to clients. At times, nurses will use their skills to respond to distressed patients in a way that promotes dignity and respect. Herman Center nurses are trained in de-escalation techniques to help patients manage their challenging behaviors in a healthy and productive way. Nurses find the Herman Center to be a supportive work environment where their contributions are valued and a place where they know they make a difference.
Regular, predictable attendance is considered to be an essential requirement for this position. Other duties may be assigned. Occasionally, may require a flexible work schedule.The Candidate we are looking for is:
Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent required. Graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree with a major specialization in Nursing is preferred.
License(s): Required to be licensed as an LVN in the state of Texas. Current and valid Texas driver's license and a clean driving record required.
Hours: Rotating schedule; 7PM-7AM with some flexibility required.
Salary: $19.30-$23.27 an hour. Upon successfully passing our agency bilingual exam, an added annual bilingual pay up to $3,730 would apply.
Integral Care benefits include:
Integral Care strives to maintain a diverse workforce. We encourage all to apply, including those who have knowledge and/or experience working with underserved populations, including Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and LGBTQA communities.
For specific positions, additional compensation may be available to those who are bilingual in both English and one of the following languages: Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, or Burmese. (PM16)keywords: therapist, counselor, psychiatry, counseling, mental illness, mental health, behavioral health, social services