Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

Job Number: 20-2449-10213

Why join us: Integral Care helps people build health and well-being so everyone has the foundation to reach their full potential.  By joining our team, you'll find rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we can help improve the quality of life for the people we serve. Imagine your career at Integral Care!

Employee Benefits:

  • Health/Dental/Vision insurance

  • Life and Disability Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Generous vacation/sick leave

  • 403(b) and 401(a) retirement account

  • And much more!

Job Summary:

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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:

  • Energetic and motivated to work closely with a multi-disciplinary treatment team and vulnerable individuals in psychiatric crisis.
  • A self-starter and enjoys having a career where no two days are the same. 
  • An effective communicator, with excellent writing and speaking skills.
  • Organized and able to keep up in a fast-paced environment.
  • Detail oriented and excels in documentation and time management.
  • Timely and responds effectively to deadlines.
  • Skilled in Microsoft office applications and can easily learn additional software skills.
  • Most importantly, someone who is looking to make a difference in peoples' lives.

Education:

Required:

  • Graduation from an accredited LVN program 

License: 

Required:

  • Current LVN (Licensed Vocational Nurse) license 
  • Current and valid Texas driver's license and a clean driving record. 

Experience: 

Required: 

  • 1-2 years' experience providing direct care to persons with substance abuse, mental illness, or intellectual/developmental disabilities 

Preferred: 

  • Three years' experience (Education may be substituted for experience). 

Hours: Full-Time; rotating schedule, 7am-7pm.

Salary:  $21.65 - $24.64 an hour depending on years of licensed experience. 

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)

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