scope: The LVN serves as a clinical member of Rapid Crisis
Stabilization Unit treatment team. The
LVN is responsible for using the nursing process to meet the needs of clients
according to the professional standards of nursing care. The LVN demonstrates positive interpersonal
relationships with others in communication and problem resolution. The LVN assists in the clinical care of
individuals that are served in the RCSU.
Duties include, but are not limited to, medication administration and
documentation of nursing activities in accordance with Community Healthcore
procedures and nursing standards. Assists
with transport of clients to their home or other locations as assigned. Performs
other duties as assigned.
Graduated from an accredited school of nursing and licensed to practice nursing in Texas.
Current CPR and First Aid certification
Current valid driver's license in state of residence, proof of automobile liability insurance, and a driving record insurable by the center's insurance carrier.
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships, which promote increased self-awareness and autonomous functioning in the community
Basic knowledge of human personality development and communication skills
Ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team
Demonstrate knowledge and applied competency vital signs and medication regimens.
Ability to accept direction and make constructive use of professional and clinical supervision
Be able to develop knowledge of major classes of psychotropic medications and the behavioral signs of medication side effects.
Possess organizational and time management skills.
Possess effective communication skills.Ability to work autonomously; be self-motivated.
Physical requirements that are bona fide occupational qualifications essential to the performance of the job:
Ability to exercise self-control in potentially volatile situations; must respond quickly and effectively. Must be able to work and concentrate amidst distractions such as noise, conversations and foot traffic. Must be flexible and able to complete multi-tasks without overwhelming frustrations. Must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, grasp and display accurate perception of objects (size, shape, temperature, texture).
Must be able to perceive detailed information through written and oral communication.
Position requires carrying of charts and assisting with patients (up to 50 lbs.). Must be able to verbalize information and respond to complaints. Must have minimum standard of visual acuity with or without correction that enables completion of tasks/duties and visual observation of clients. Must be able to attend meetings.Must be physically able to complete Satori Alternative to Managing Aggressive Behavior (SAMA), CPR and First Aid. Must demonstrate competence in required skills. Must have a driving record insurable by the CHC's insurance administrator.