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Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

Company: Community options
Location: Lubbock
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Community Options, a national non-profit agency providing services to individuals with disabilities in 10 states. We believe in the dignity of every person, and in the freedom of all people to experience the highest degree of self-determination.We are seeking an experienced Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) to deliver care to individuals with disabilities in a community setting, utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation. The LVN effectively interacts with the patient, significant others, and other health team members while maintaining standards of professional nursing.Pay Range: $23 - $26 per hourJob Responsibilities:Provide treatment and health care procedures ordered by a physician and required by standards of professional practice or law.Participate in quarterly and Annual Individual Plan (IP) meetings for assigned participants.Create and distribute Individual Service Plan Medical/Health Reports detailing participants' general health, health care goals, and physician recommendations for each participant.Provide documentation regarding individual's health status for various support people.Monitor participant's use of medications through Medication Administration logs.Make referrals for needed medical services and ensures that follow-up care is pursued.Provide pre-service training for all support staff on consumer specific medical needs.Accompany individuals to and from community, social, and recreational activities.Advise supervisor of all concerns and/or issues related to the provision of nursing services.Assist in building a support network between the individual, family members and the community.Follow strict OSHA procedures regarding blood borne pathogens.Participate in Circle(s) of Support for personal futures planning.Cooperates with internal and State inspections and investigations.Knowledge/Skills Required:Bachelor's Degree in related field preferred.Minimum 1 year of experience providing nursing services to individuals with disabilities.Valid State Nursing License.Understanding and commitment to community based support for persons with disabilities.Ability to calculate figures related to medication dosages.Ability to establish a comfortable and supportive relationship with a person receiving supports.Valid Driver's License.Working Conditions:Ability to lift 50 pounds (weight of average manual wheelchair when chair is empty).Frequent lifting, stretching and other physical exertion during positioning of consumer's or equipment.May be on call, via cell phone, 24 hours a day for medical emergencies, in cooperation with other management staff.May transport participants in own vehicle.May perform tasks that involve exposure to various medical conditions, communicable diseases, blood, body fluids, or tissues.Work will take place in the administrative office, community, and in the homes.What We Offer:Generous Paid Time Off after 3 months of employmentPaid HolidaysCareer/Professional Growth Opportunities including Community Options Leadership Academy Program403b with Employer Match after 1 year of serviceComprehensive benefitsincluding: Medical, Dental and Supplemental Insurance options.Various Employee Discount ProgramsCommunity Options is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

Keywords: Community options, Lubbock , Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), Healthcare , Lubbock, Texas

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