Correctional LVN - Behavioral Health

  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Amarillo, Texas
  • Jun 01, 2021

Job Description

Position Description

Employees in this classification are responsible for performing a wide variety of patient care activities in an assigned correctional facility. They function within their legal scope of practice and in accordance with the policies and procedures of the organization and practice setting. Work is performed under the direction of a registered nurse as part of a total correctional managed health care team in providing safe and competent care to patients.

Major/Essential Functions

  • Reports data, identifies and reports alterations in patient responses to assist in the identification of problems and formulation of goals/outcomes.
  • Prepares and operates necessary equipment and instruments for examinations, treatments and procedures.
  • assists with or performs exams and procedures and documents intervention in EMR.
  • Administer or assist with the administration and documentation of medications.
  • Maintains working knowledge of current issues and treatment modalities.
  • Complies with CMHC and TTUHSC policy and security procedures including all necessary paperwork.
  • Performs direct therapeutic interaction/care for the patient in PAMIO, CMI and Crisis Management.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of mental illness and correctional managed healthcare.

Work is performed under general supervision with intellectual freedom, autonomy to nurture innovative ideas, bold explorations, and a pioneering spirit.

This valuable team member shall perform work in a manner that reflects the Values of TTUHSC:

• ONE TEAM unite and include diverse perspectives to achieve our mission

• KINDHEARTED exceed expectations with a kind heart, helping hands, and a positive attitude

• INTEGRITY be honorable and trustworthy even when no one is looking

• VISIONARY nurture innovative ideas, bold explorations, and a pioneering spirit

• BEYOND SERVICE create and deliver positive defining moments

Occasional Duties

As Assigned.

Benefits Offered
• Generous paid time off, sick leave, and holiday schedule
• 100% paid health insurance for full time employees, 50% paid for dependents
• Dental, vision, long-term, and short-term disability benefits.
• State of Texas pension plan that vests in 5 years.
• State Employee tuition forgiveness and tuition assistance for continuing education
• Medical liability insurance for all licensed health care employees.
• And much more.

Required Qualifications

License/Certification: Current Vocational Nurse License in the State of Texas, or ability to transfer license to Texas, or scheduled to complete a program of vocational nursing within 120 days of applying for a position. Current CPR certification. Graduated from an approved accredited nursing program. New graduates must pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX- PN) on the first attempt.

Experience: None required.

Preferred Qualifications

One year of experience in a hospital, clinic, or community based setting. Basic computer skills.

Required Attachments

Resume / CV

Optional Attachments

Professional/Personal Reference, Professional License/Certification

Pay Statement

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

EEO Statement

As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant's race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Job Address

Amarillo, Texas United States View Map