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LVN- Licensed Vocational Nurse

Company: The Columbus Organization
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

LVN-Licensed Vocational Nurse Opportunity to support the underserved IDD/behavioral health population in a modern suburban facility with some of the best clinical staff in the state. - Unmatched benefits package designed to give you competitive compensation, flexibility, growth, and work/life balance. - We hope the next chapter in your career is with Columbus - a family of employees that treats everyone with dignity and respect, share a passion for supporting the IDD/behavioral health community, and do everything in our power to help people achieve their meaningful-life goals. Hourly Range: $22-$24 with benefits / $26-28 without benefits City, State: - - Austin, TX Full-Time - 6 month contract Shift Times: 7-3, 3-11, or 11-7 shift. Must work every other weekend on 7-3, 3-11, or 11-7 Benefits Offered: - - - - - - Cigna Medical/Dental/Prescription Insurance

  • Reimbursement for Licensure/Certification - - - - - - Vision Care
    • Professional Liability Insurance - - - - - - Life Insurance with Buy-Up Option
      • Short/Long Term Disability - - - - - - Flexible Spending Account
        • Accident/Hospital/Cancer Plans - - - - - - 401k Retirement Savings Plan
          • Health Advocacy Program Facility Physical Environment: Long term care facility with around 200 patients
            • Essential Duties: The LVN I works under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse to provide for the care, treatment, and general welfare of patients. Responsibilities include: medication transcription and administration, performance of focused nursing assessment for the basic care, treatment, and general welfare of patients, documentation of basic information concerning patient, observing and reporting significant observations related to patient's mental/physical condition, maintaining accountability for medications, assigned medication room, and the security of assigned unit keys, providing basic patient/family education, implementing a basic nursing care plan, supporting hospital safety, risk management, and infection control programs, and restraint and seclusion reduction strategies, maintaining competency, management of the unit in the absence of the RN, and attending work as scheduled.
              • Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.
              • Administers medications and treatments orally, rectally, internally, or by injection.
              • Demonstrates competency in performing complex technical nursing tasks and procedures in accordance with state regulations.
              • Performs complex and technical nursing procedures according to facility and state regulations such as tracheostomy care, gastrostomy/jejunostomy care, wound care, breathing treatments.
              • Collects specimens for laboratory examination and conducts appropriate screening tests when requested by lab personnel.
              • Monitors individuals' weight, diet, feedings, and vital signs. Monitors individuals' health status after treatments and procedures.
              • Monitors for signs and symptoms of illness.
              • Evaluates nursing intervention outcomes and provides input to other members of the healthcare team. Instructs direct support professionals on how to monitor individuals after a treatment or procedure using instruction sheets such as that used for post-sedation monitoring of signs and symptoms. Qualifications: Licensed LVN/LPN able to practice in Texas. -One year preferably two years of experience as a direct care nurse. - Experience in psych, hospital acute care, or LTC. - Competent in skills such as gastrostomy tubes/enteral feedings, Foley catheters, tracheostomies. About the Company: The Columbus Organization is a team committed to your professional success. As a leading national provider of health care professionals focused on serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental, and behavioral health challenges, we invite you to take your career to a whole new level with The Columbus Organization. Whether your interest is in community, facility, or school-based settings, The Columbus Organization offers job opportunities that are right for you. If you have already found the perfect job but perhaps know of someone who is still looking, Columbus offers a $250 referral bonus for successful referrals.

Keywords: The Columbus Organization, Austin , LVN- Licensed Vocational Nurse, Healthcare , Austin, Texas

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