Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

Job Number: 21-166-10211

Why join us: Integral Care has proudly served Travis county residents for the past 50 years.  As the largest provider of behavioral health services in 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. 

By joining our team, you will 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:

  • Aetna Medical, Dental and Vision insurance

  • Generous vacation/holiday/sick leave 

  • Life and Short-term/Long-term Disability Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • 403(b) retirement account

  • 401 (a) retirement account plus match

  • Gold's gym membership discount

  • Mileage reimbursement

Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Job Summary:For more information about the Judge Guy Herman Center for Mental Health Crisis Care, 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:

  • 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.

Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Education:

Required:

  • Graduation from an accredited LVN program 

Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) License: 

Required:

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

Hours: Full-time, rotating schedule; 7:00pm-7:00am.

Salary: $21.64 - $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.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.

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: Licensed Vocational Nurse, LVN, Licensed Practical Nurse, LPN, LVN Psychiatric Nurse, LVN Psych Nurse, LVN Staff Nurse, LVN Charge Nurse, LVN Case Manager, LVN Field Nurse, Mental Health Nurse