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Why You’ll Love This Job

Come join our family and become part of a legacy of compassion and dedication to making a meaningful difference in the lives of those who deserve exceptional care and support!

Berry Family Services is a company based in Texas that has been serving the community for over 85 years. We specialize in providing exceptional services and value to individuals with disabilities, aiming to understand and address the unique challenges faced by each individual and their families. The company is owned and operated by members of the Berry family, and their goal is to provide comprehensive solutions that cater to the needs of the person with disabilities and their entire family.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

The Licensed Vocational Nurse is responsible to the Sr. Executive Director for the nursing needs of Berry Family Services. The LVN works with the RN, Foster Providers, and Direct Care Staff to ensure the health and safety of each consumer. The focus of this position is monitoring the consumer’s use of medications, monitoring health data and information, and assisting in the health care aspects of the consumer’s daily needs.

Duties include the following: 

  1. Adhere to the guidelines set forth by the Board of Nursing (BON) and HCS Principles;
  2. Complete Annual Physical Assessments, as needed in a timely manner;
  3. Administer medications;
  4. Monitor the consumer’s use of medications;
  5. Monitor consumers’ health data and information;
  6. Assist the consumer in securing emergency medical services;
  7. Make referrals for appropriate medical services;
  8. Perform health care procedures ordered/prescribed by a physician/medical practitioner as required by standards of professional practice or law to be performed by licensed nursing personnel;
  9. Monitor tasks delegated in accordance with state law to other service providers;
  10. Complete tasks that cannot be delegated as determined by the RN;
  11. Complete Medication Training for all Direct Care Staff, as needed;
  12. Give first dose of new medication when medication delegation has been determined by the RN;
  13. Participate in Annual and Special Planning Conferences;
  14. Complete Quarterly Medication Reviews;
  15. Complete monthly progress notes by the 3rd of the following month;
  16. Turn in billing to the Billing Department by the 3rd of each month;
  17. Order medication as needed for the Group Homes;
  18. Make sure a 72 hour supply of all medications are on hand at the Group Homes;
  19. Agree to be on call after office hours as needed to assist the consumers;
  20. Respond appropriately to all consumer crises;
  21. Participate in scheduled department and all staff meetings;
  22. Keep assisted consumer charts survey ready at all times;
  23. Keep license current and in good standing.
  24. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Certifications, Licenses, or Registrations: 

  • Current certification from the Texas Board of Nurses. 
  • Current certification in CPR and First Aid; 
  • Dependable transportation, valid driver’s license and automobile liability insurance;
  • Recent TB test.

Skills and Experience:

  • At least one year of experience in home health;
  • At least one year of experience working with individuals with disabilities;
  • Must have working knowledge of accepted nursing procedures for individuals with disabilities;
  • Familiarity with HCS regulations and contract standards of the program;
  • Must have team-building skills in order to effectively work with others and provide quality services;
  • Must exhibit good relationship-building skills with consumers and their families;
  • Computer literacy in word processing. 

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Type: Full Time (Hourly)
Job ID: 131261