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Licensed Vocational Nurse Bilingual

Company: BCFS Health and Human Services
Location: El Paso
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

It's a great feeling to work for a company that does so much good for others around the world!Education: Required - Graduate from accredited Licensed Vocational Nursing Program Experience: Required - One (1) year nursing experience. Pediatric nursing experience Supervises: Medical Clinic Staff as assigned by RN Manager Summary: The LVN uses sound medical and professional judgment and best practices to support the medical, safety and well-being of every child in care while maintaining compliance with established state nursing and licensing regulatory agencies, and federal standards requirements. The LVN is directly responsible for medical care of the children to include, but not limited to well child visits, immunizations, sick child visits, documentation, supply inventory and ordering. To successfully perform this job, the employee may be expected to perform the following, with or without reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990: Essential Functions:1. Perform nursing duties at designated site(s) in accordance with nursing guidelines and best practices established by the Texas Board of Nursing for Registered Nurses.2. Complete accurate documentation of nursing activities performed in accordance with agency policies and procedures and contract and regulatory requirements and standards and program time line requirements. 3. Collaborate with and apply recommendations of advanced practice provider (APP) and Registered Nurse (RN) Manager regarding best practices and BCFS HHS Medical protocols and procedures.4. Initiate medical services provided to service population to ensure services meet all state, federal and program requirements and clinic setting remains safe and sanitary at all times.5. Meet all pre-determined deadlines required by program and federal partners.6. Communicate effectively in writing and verbally in English and Spanish.Measurable Deliverables:1. Meet all federal and state regulatory guidelines and standards that are applicable to this position.2. Participate as a member of the interdisciplinary team when appropriate.3. Complete all nursing duties and provide all health care services relevant to this position in compliance with all regulatory authorities, and program protocols, procedures and supervisory instructions including, but not limited to, active and ongoing nursing assessments, charting, scheduling of appointments, routine observations, isolation observations, wellness checks, immunizations, all required documentation and reporting.4. Implement and monitor established health care plans and treatment orders to ensure that all treatment orders directed by physician or APP are implemented as ordered and immediately upon request.5. Provide guidance, direction and leadership to medical staff, and maintain readiness to provide supervision and training to medical staff, medical service specialists and direct care staff when requested by RN Manager.6. Effectively communicate, consult and interact with the Registered Nurse Manager on protocol and procedure issues affecting the quality of health care services on campus and issues of contagious disease control when any child is on campus is ill with contagious disease and communicate effectively with health care providers regarding care for service population and advocate for the needs of the service population.7. Maintain documentation of controlled drugs that may be available to include up to date reconciliation of all scheduled drugs used in the facility through facility's protocols and procedures as requested by the RN Manager.8. When directed, communicate with pharmacies on ordering prescription medications, check medication deliveries for accuracy and compliance with provider's orders and remediate any discrepancies.9. Assist in maintaining adequate over the counter medication supplies for assigned service population facility.10. Assist in arranging the transport of residents to health care appointments including; doctor, dentist, therapy, counseling, lab and other required transporting visits.11. When directed, arrange proper disposal of unused and expired medications according to protocols.12. Develop, maintain, and audit an accurate Medication Administration Record (MAR) for each child and assist with the medication administration and health of service population as needed or requested by RN Manager.13. Provide required facility documentation and reporting in a timely manner to meet BCFS HHS, DFPS and ORR guidelines within the required timeframes.14. Maintain all written and electronic medical health care records.15. Participate in the development of health and medical related protocols and procedures for ORR program.16. Communicate with service population and staff in a manner that prioritizes confidentiality of health care records and information in keeping with HIPAA, Protected Health Information (PHI) requirements and BCFS HHS confidentiality protocol and procedures.17. Participate in scheduled meetings, team decisions and operations. 18. Adhere to scheduled hours pertaining to position, remain available for on-call scheduling, and work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed, requested or deemed appropriate by Registered Nurse Manager.19. Know, understand and apply positive behavior management techniques including verbal redirection, de-escalation and containment.20. Know and recognize the signs of abuse, neglect, and exploitation and sexually provocative behavior and implement professional response, reporting and documenting procedures.21. Show appreciation and affection toward children in a manner that is compassionate and professional, minimizing cultural misinterpretations.22. Assist with training of RSD staff and service population on medical issues and RSD staff best on practices regarding CPR, First Aid, BLS, calling 9-1-1 and controlling contagious disease, quality health care and emergency response preparedness as requested by RN Manager.23. Plan, organize, and prioritize daily work using sound judgment and following the direction of the Registered Nurse Manager.24. Implement BCFS safety protocols including evacuating with children and other staff in case of an emergency.25. Maintain BCFS HHS professional and ethical standards of conduct outlined in BCFS employee handbook including demonstrating respect for agency staff, children, and community members and complying with required dress code at all times. Credentials, Skills and Abilities:1. Maintain current licenses and certificates required for the position including, but not limited to: a. Good standing as a Licensed Vocational Nurse with the state of Texas Board of Nursing b. Current BLS certifications, PALS preferred2. Pass a pre-employment drug screen and random drug screens throughout employment.3. Provide proof of work eligibility status upon request.4. Pass a pre-employment and biennial criminal background checks.5. Demonstrate the ability to:a. Respond sensitively and competently to the service population's cultural and socio- economic characteristicsb. Work collaboratively with other staff members, service providers, professionals and childrenc. Communicate effectively in writing and verbally in English.d. Work in a fast paced environment while maintaining control and professional composure at all times and making decisions based on the needs of the program and service populatione. Maintain computer literacy required to meet the responsibilities of the positionf. Work effectively and without intensive supervision both independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team6. Must complete and sign Operations Policy and Procedure review and certification7. Must provide current physical-medical release and provide proof of immunizations, titers or declinations for the following:a. MMRb. Varicellac. HepBd. HepAe. Tetanusf. PPDg. Meningococcal (preferred)8. Must be able to perform physical activity such as extensive walking, lifting of patients, stretching and bending9. Must be able to work in a team environment10. Must be able to maintain professional people skills, oral, written, listening, and non-verbal communication skills Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.The BCFS System is committed to following immunization recommendations produced by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). As such, our company policy requires that all employees must receive a COVID vaccination and an annual Influenza vaccination or obtain an approved exemption from the BCFS System as a medical or religious accommodation. This is a condition of employment and all new hires will be responsible for providing proof. Additional information regarding this policy requirement will be provided upon hire.English (United States)If you like to work with people that believe they can make a difference in the world, this is the company for you!EEO StatementIt is the policy of BCFS System of Companies and its affiliated organizations to provide equal employment opportunity and treat all employees equally regardless of age, race, creed/religion, color, national origin, immigration status or citizenship status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, sex/gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, genetic information or genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital status, partnership status, victim of domestic violence, sexual or other reproductive health decisions, or other characteristics protected by applicable law.Click here to view the "EEO is the law" poster

Keywords: BCFS Health and Human Services, El Paso , Licensed Vocational Nurse Bilingual, Healthcare , El Paso, Texas

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