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Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute LVN Nights 3000 Sign On Bonus in Georgetown, Texas

Job Summary

The Licensed Vocational Nurse is responsible for delivering quality general/psychiatric nursing care to patients who are hospitalized for treatment of psychiatric or emotional disorders, support the hospital and program philosophy of care and to ensure the safety and well-being of each patient.

Essential Duties:

  • Monitor the health and well-being of medical and/or non-medical tasks of the Child, Adolescent and Adult for a given shift.

  • Helps with the guidance of non-professional personnel in observing individuals for changes in conditions or behavior and reporting these changes to the charge nurse (RN).

  • Provides prescribed medical treatment to individuals.

  • Displays basic knowledge of treatment procedures and interventions common to acute psychotic as well as non-violent crises intervention practice.

  • Basic knowledge of abnormal psychology as typically found in the child or adolescent psychiatric population, application of this knowledge to child, adolescent or adult knowledge of medical terminology, especially those terms associated with child, adolescent or adult psychiatric care.

  • Familiarity of psychopharmacy and the use of psychotropic medications with child, adolescent or adult psychiatric population.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned by professional staff.


Education and/or Licensure – ADN/BSN or equivalent. Must possess current LVN licensure in the State of Texas by the Nursing Board. Must possess or obtain a valid CPR certification and SAMA training within 30 days of hire.

Experience – None required. Prior psychiatric healthcare experience helpful.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Must be able to concentrate on work amidst distractions such as noise, conversations and foot traffic; must be able to consistently meet deadlines; and finish all food preparation at specified serving time; must be flexible in work hours in order to meet patient and organization operating needs.

  • Must maintain self-control in volatile or hostile customer services interactions.

  • High school level reading and writing skills; acceptable oral and written communication skills along with legible handwriting.

  • Customer service skills in face to face interactions with dealing courteously with patients, the public, and other staff within the organization.

  • Use of appropriate social skills, including demonstration and respect for patients and staff; empathy toward patients; skills in teaching or assisting with activities of daily living helpful.

  • Must be able to work independently, in a result restricted physical environment for extended periods of time.

  • Skill to independently interpret reference materials to comply with law, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, etc.

  • Ability to apply time management practices to prioritize, schedule and complete work effectively to comply with mandated policies and deadlines.

  • Ability to work on multiple tasks or parts of tasks simultaneously to ensure timely completion of work activities.

Physical Requirements/Environmental Conditions

Perform the following with or without reasonable accommodations:

  • Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, grasp, and be able to perceive the attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature, and/or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of the fingertips.

  • Ability to express and exchange ideas via spoken word during activities in which they must convey detail or important spoken instructions to others accurately, sometimes quickly and loudly.

  • Hearing to perceive the nature of sound with no less than 40 db loss @ Hz, 1000 Hz, and 2000 Hz with or without correction; ability to perceive detailed information orally and make fine discriminations in sound.

  • Perform repetitive motions with wrists, hands, and fingers. Individual must be able to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and to be able to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.

  • Light work most of the time, exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently; and occasionally medium work, that is exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently.

  • Work requires a minimum standard of visual acuity with or without correction that will enable people in the role to complete administrative and clerical tasks, as well as inspect and analyze.

  • Must be able to work and concentrate amidst distractions such as noise, conversation and foot traffic; ability to handle interruptions often and be able to move from one task to another.

  • While worker may possibly be subjected to temperature changes, the worker is generally not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions as the work is predominantly inside.


Full-time employees are eligible for medical, dental, vision, company paid life and disability insurance, 401(k), and a generous amount of paid time off.