Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

Post Date:  Dec 7, 2023

Del Valle, TX, US, 78617

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition Number:  30917
Work Schedule:  10-hour shifts, four days a week, Thursday through

Are you looking to find personal and professional fulfillment, and align your career with your values? 


At Gateway Foundation, our employees have an opportunity to make a difference every day by helping people with substance abuse issues gain control of their lives.


Gateway Foundation is a recognized non-profit leader in evidence-based treatment proven to get results. Our experts in Addiction Medicine—including highly educated clinical and medical professionals and expert psychiatrists and nurses—deliver care that never stops. Throughout Gateway’s proud history of helping others, dedicated and professional employees have been vital to accomplishing our life-saving mission. Read more about the incredible recognition that we received!


If you are a collaborative professional who shares our commitment to helping people with substance abuse and mental health issues turn their lives around – Gateway Is The Place For You.

LVN Responsibilities:


  • Conducts comprehensive nursing assessment of clients’ medical needs, confers with clinical team members to develop care plans, and implements plans and case management to address identified needs. 
  • Performs triage, and routine or complex treatments. 
  • Serves as member of treatment team by reporting client observations and evaluations of medical problems.
  • Administers prescribed medications.
  • Conducts educational classes and seminars for clients and staff concerning health, medical issues, infection control and so forth. 
  • Maintains required client charts, documents and records related to assessment, diagnoses, and treatments.
  • Assists physicians in conducting examinations and treatments. 


Job Requirements:


  • Associate’s degree in Nursing
  • Two years related experience in a social service environment.  Concurrent experience with relevant client population preferred
  • Current State license as a Vocational Nurse (LVN)
  • Working knowledge of the principles of physical growth and development and psychosocial development  to assess and interpret client data and identify individual needs and provide health-related care appropriate to the developmental stage and client population
  • Ability to manage client health care activities, and work independently in developing and implementing appropriate responses to identified medical needs
  • Strong analytical skills necessary to evaluate medical needs, implement and document nursing care plans, and develop solutions to difficult problems concerning clients’ mental or physical well-being
  • Strong communication skills to obtain assessment information, instruct clients and elicit their cooperation in managing their care, conduct educational classes, and maintain effective working relationships and contacts with other employees and health care professionals


Physical Requirements:


  • Normal or corrected vision and some color vision, necessary to read thermometers, blood pressure gauges, dipstick analysis results, and so forth; and to see and evaluate presented symptoms and injuries (critical)
  • Communication abilities necessary to gather and exchange information with clients and staff in person or by telephone, provide care instructions, and schedule appointments (critical)
  • Proofreading and checking documents for accuracy, and reading reports, on a regular basis (critical)
  • Ability to respond to telephone, pages and intercoms (critical)
  • Manual dexterity necessary to manipulate instruments and syringes, apply bandages or sterile wipes, and accept and pass instruments and specimens; and touch sensitivity necessary to detect pulse, palpate body areas, and perform treatments with minimal client discomfort (critical)
  • Ability to use a keyboard and video display terminal to receive, retrieve, and/or audit information and data on a regular basis (essential)
  • Ability to stoop and bend, ability to reach and grab with arms and hands, and ability to walk and move about for up to two hours at a time (desirable).
  • Ability to walk and move about the facilities for up to two hours at a time, to monitor and interact with clients
  • Ability to record, proofread and check documents and files for accuracy
  • Ability to use a keyboard and video display terminal to receive, retrieve, and/or audit information and data

Competitive Compensation and Benefits


Gateway Foundation values its employees and provides an inclusive and diverse work environment where dedicated employees can make a difference. We are committed to engaging and rewarding our employees in meaningful ways. For eligible employees, we provide a Total Rewards Package that includes:

  • Health Insurance - Including a wellness premium incentive opportunity
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Paid Time Off - Including 18 days of PTO and 9 paid holidays in the first year
  • Short Term Disability - Accrue up to seven days annually, to be used during an extended personal illness
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • Commuter Accounts
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with company match 
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability (LTD)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Gateway is a qualified employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Training & Development Programs


Gateway Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Vets. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

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