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Outreach Nurse, LVN or RN

Gulf Bend Center

This is a Full-time position in victoria, TX posted March 7, 2022.

DEGREE AND/OR CERTIFICATION REQUIRED: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing; a current, uninfringed license to practice professional nursing (RN) or vocational nursing (LVN) in the State of Texas; at least three years’ experience in nursing.
Preferred: Hospital or home health experience.
JOB PURPOSE: The Outreach Nurse is a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) is capable of practicing in a person-centered, family-centered, and trauma-informed manner.

The Outreach Nurse will work closely with the other members of the interdisciplinary treatment team to achieve a wholistic approach to care.

This position provides physical and environmental assessment, pill packing, injections, venipuncture, and abnormal involuntary movement scale (AIMS) assessments to customers in a community setting.

Educating customers on maintenance of a healthy BMI, appropriate diet, medications, substance use disorders and other disease processes is also an integral part of this role.

The Outreach Nurse is expected to gain and maintain current knowledge of the CCBHC model of care and related performance measures.

Building and maintaining strong professional relationships with our community partners is a vital component of this position.

Travel and field work required.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and DUTIES:
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Practice nursing with integrity.
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Provide quality services to customers in a community setting with minimal supervision.
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Ability to think critically and work independently.
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Gain and maintain knowledge of proper AIMS assessment technique with assessment completion no less frequently than every 90 days for applicable customers.
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Gain and maintain knowledge of venipuncture performance.

Monitor customers for outstanding lab orders and complete as needed.
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Ability to interview, screen, and evaluate clients; to counsel others; to instruct others; prepare concise reports; and to maintain records.
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Ability to write progress notes according to standard, assessments, memos, letters, various complex reports and miscellaneous other documents with acceptable spelling and grammar.
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Ability to relate verbal instructions, communicate in a courteous and effective fashion with co-workers, customers, families, external agencies, and the public.
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Display a customer service orientation; treating customers as equals and partners at all times.
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Skilled in the use of personal and network computers, word processing, database, spreadsheet, and office management software (Microsoft Office).
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Collaborate with all members of the person-centered treatment team to ensure best possible customer outcomes.
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Ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with community partners.
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Understands and provides trauma-informed services.
May perform other work duties as assigned by the Director of Nursing Services.
REPORTS TO: Director of Nursing Services
LEVEL OF SUPERVISION REQUIRED: General
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, and COMPETENCY:
Trauma-informed: A trauma-informed approach to care “realizes the widespread impact of trauma and understands potential paths for recovery; recognizes the signs and symptoms of trauma in clients, families, staff, and others involved in the system; and responds by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices, and seeks to actively resist re-traumatization.” The six key principles of a trauma-informed approach include: safety; trustworthiness and transparency; peer support; collaboration and mutuality; empowerment, voice and choice; and cultural, historical and gender issues.
General Competencies:
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Must have computer experience to include, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
2.

Must have good organizational skills to achieve multiple deadlines.
3.

Must communicate effectively both orally and written.
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Responsible for completion of all required documentation in an efficient and timely manner.
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Strong decision making and organizational skills are required.
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Must be self-directed with sound judgment under stressful situations.
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Exhibits cooperative teamwork and models professionalism by appropriate dress, language, ethics and work habits.
EQUIPMENT, TOOLS AND MATERIALS: Computer, telephone, VCR, projectors, calculator, computer, fax machine, and copy machine are used in performance of essential job duties.

Various forms of paperwork are handled in performance of essential job duties
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS and ENVIRONMENTAL CHECKLIST: Abilities required to perform the essential and marginal tasks of this job: Walking, operating office equipment, moderate lifting (15-44 lbs), standing, operating motor vehicle, sitting, ability to see, identify colors, moderate carrying (15-44 lbs), twisting, kneeling, hearing (with aid), straight pulling, ability to write, repeated bending, climbing stairs, ability to count, reaching above shoulder, ability to read, simple grasping, ability to tell time.
Work site and environmental conditions that apply to this job: Travel by car 90% of time, outside, inside, excessive heat, excessive cold, excessive humidity, slippery/uneven walking surfaces, working closely with others, excessive dampness/chill, working alone.
CRED/PRIV REQUIRED?

Yes DRIVING REQUIRED: Yes
INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS:
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Interacts with employees’ contractors, customers, community, family members, referral sources, governmental sponsoring and funding entities, program auditors, advocacy groups, and the media.
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Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
3.

Work behavior must be compatible with Center value statement and Policies and Procedures contributing to an environment of problem solving, building trust, conflict resolution, and customer service.

Ability to perform tasks effectively and efficiently.
4.

Ability to plan and schedule work and implement directives without constant supervision.
5.

Ability to present a professional appearance and conduct when representing the Center.
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Ability to work cooperatively and productively with supervisor, individuals, co-workers, and groups of persons at all levels of activity, contributing to a strong spirit of teamwork.
7.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, other agencies and the general public using tact, courtesy and good judgment.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS OR CONDITIONS:
Current State of Texas Driver License or if you live in another state, must be currently licensed in that state.

Liability insurance required.
Must be insurable by Center’s liability carrier if employee operates a Center vehicle or drives personal car on Center business.
Good driving record as defined by Gulf Bend Center.
Must complete all CORE training requirements prior to the due date.
Must have computer experience to include: Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Must have good organizational skills to achieve multiple deadlines.

Ability to type 40 wpm.
Must maintain regular attendance and reliability which is critical to business operations.

This is a fulltime position.

Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm or agreed upon hours 100% of the time, to ensure consistency and completeness of program’s processes.

Evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.
AAP/EEO Statement
Gulf Bend Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.
This policy applied to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.

Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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