LPN/LVN GAU BEHAVIORAL HEALTH / F/T DAYS Job at Northwest Texas Healthcare System, Amarillo, TX

  • Northwest Texas Healthcare System
  • Amarillo, TX

Job Description


For more than 50 years, Northwest Behavioral Health has provided mental health treatment to individuals from Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Colorado. Located on the campus of Northwest Texas Healthcare System in Amarillo, Texas, we offer behavioral health treatment services for children, adolescents, adults, seniors and uniformed service members. Our facility has 6 inpatient units with 106 beds. Additional services we offer include 24 hours a day free behavioral health assessments, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient mental health and substance use programs, clinic-based psychiatry and therapy services. New service offerings coming in 2021 include ECT, virtual reality exposure therapy, bio neurofeedback and CBT-I for insomnia. Our goal is to provide premier behavioral health services in a compassionate environment and to enhance the quality of life in the health of people in the communities we serve. We welcome you to join our amazing team of providers!

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The primary function of The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) practices under the direction or supervision of the professional registered nurse. The LVN implements nursing care for assigned patients and assists the RN in the assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation of nursing care. This includes demonstrating competency in strong basic patient care skills, clerical/courier duties, stocking, transporting, and performing EKG’s, phlebotomy, specific patient care duties, and other departmental duties as requested. May be floated as needed treating all diversities. Actively demonstrates a passion for patient care while demonstrating service recovery if needed and displays service excellence at all times. Follows standard of care as defined within scope of Licensed Vocational Nurse and reflects the American Nurses Association’s Code of Ethics for Nurses and the Nurse Practice Act of 2015.

Benefit Highlights:

  • Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Competitive Compensation & Generous Paid Time Off
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plans
  • 401(K) with company match and discounted stock plan
  • Career development opportunities within UHS and its 300+ Subsidiaries!

About Universal Health Services

One of the nation’s largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Growing steadily since its inception into an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, annual revenues were $14.3 billion in 2023. During the year, UHS was again recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; and listed in Forbes ranking of America’s Largest Public Companies.

Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has approximately 96,700 employees and continues to grow through its subsidiaries. Operating acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities, outpatient facilities and ambulatory care access points, an insurance offering, a physician network and various related

services located all over the U.S. States, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom.



  • Education: High School Graduate or equivalent
  • Experience: 1 – 3 years

Prefer one year of full time or three years part time experience in acute/hospital care setting.

  • Specific Requirements:

Current BLS certification from the American Heart Association upon hire or within 30 days of hire, and maintain throughout employment.


Category 1: Job usually involves contact with patients or patient specimens. Exposure to blood, body fluids, non-intact skin or tissue specimens is possible.

  • License/Certification:
  • Graduate of an accredited LVN program
  • Completion of basic arrhythmia module within initial 90 days
  • Current LVN license issued by Texas Nursing Board

Must successfully pass any pre-employment assessment(s) required by the facility

Northwest Texas Healthcare System, a subsidiary of UHS, is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.

EEO Statement

All UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.

Avoid and Report Recruitment Scams

At UHS and all our subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates by matching skill set and experience with the best possible career path at UHS

and our subsidiaries. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (e.g., Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. Our recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc.

If you suspect a fraudulent job posting or job-related email mentioning UHS or its subsidiaries, we encourage you to report such concerns to appropriate law enforcement. We encourage you to refer to legitimate UHS and UHS subsidiary career websites to verify job opportunities and not rely on unsolicited calls from recruiters.

Job Tags

Full time, Part time, Local area, Remote job,

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