Licensed Vocational Nurse (Lvn)

Harris County Houston , TX 77020

Posted 2 weeks ago

Position Description

About Harris County Public Health:

Harris County Public Health (HCPH) includes a network of more than 700 public health professionals working together to improve health outcomes for the third most populous county in the United States. HCPH provides a multitude of services such as medical and dental services, community programming, and health education for the approximately 2.3 million people in unincorporated Harris County. Through its core values of innovation, engagement, and health equity, HCPH strives to bring meaningful solutions to public health issues while keeping Harris County healthy and vibrant.

Brief Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Overview:

The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) will provide safe, compassionate nursing care as a member of the profession, provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, and member of the health care team to serve the Refugee Clinic patients seeking refugee health screening services. The LVN, with a focus on patient safety, is required to function within the parameters of the legal scope of practice of an LVN, and in accordance with the federal, state, and local laws; rules, and regulations; and policies, procedures, and guidelines of Harris County Public Health (HCPH).

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Gives age-appropriate immunizations, stays up to date with all CDC vaccine schedule changes, and assists the nursing team with always providing CDC-recommended vaccinations.

  • Serves as a vaccination coordinator alternate for the Vaccine for Children's (VFC) Program with the Texas Department of Health Services (DSHS).

  • Works with the medical providers and the medical team to complete duties such as assisting with physical exams and medical procedures, administering/dispensing prescribed medication according to Pharmacy D regulations, and responding to emergency medical situations.

  • Assists with patient screening (i.e., drawing blood, testing urine, taking/recording vital signs, and performing vision and hearing assessment).

  • Receives, reviews, and prioritizes all laboratory results and ensures all abnormal laboratory values are documented in the electronic medical record (EMR) system, confirming that all abnormal laboratory values are flagged and reviewed by the medical provider for referrals or treatment as indicated.

  • Assists with control of patient flow through the facility during clinic visits, including discharging patients from the clinic following the medical provider's care plan and providing appropriate patient education.

  • Assists with medical inventory, including but not limited to vaccines and oral medications, ordering, and ensuring the clinic is appropriately stocked.

  • Participates in performing quality assurance and checks on lab specimens and preparing specimens for transport.

  • Other duties as assigned

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

https://hrrm.harriscountytx.gov/Pages/EqualEmploymentOpportunityPlan.aspx

If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or emailADACoordinator@bmd.hctx.net.

This position is subject to a criminal history check. Only relevant convictions will be considered and, even when considered, may not automatically disqualify the candidate.

Requirements

Education:

  • Associates Degree or diploma in Nursing

Experience:

  • One (1) year of experience as an LVN in an outpatient clinic setting

Licensure:

  • Current licensure as an LVN in the State of Texas by the Texas Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certified

  • Must have a valid Driver's License (TX upon hire)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and navigating EMRs

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal & written)

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and foster teamwork in a diverse environment

  • Knowledge of current CDC recommendations for immunizations

  • Ability to organize material, prioritize job tasks, make reliable judgments, and draw conclusions from verbal discussions and written data

  • Ability to draw conclusions from data, such as lab tests, to record this information accurately in patient's record, and to notify the Clinical Manager or medical providers when deviations occur

Core Competencies:

Organizational Leadership

  • Understands the organizational mission

  • Understands ethics and public good; is concerned with public trust

  • Demonstrates respect for the opinions and beliefs of others

Collaboration

  • Contributes to an inclusive workplace where equity, diversity, inclusion, and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission

  • Demonstrates a sense of responsibility for the success of the group

  • Collaborates with others to improve quality and address needs

Innovation

  • Ability to adapt to change

Interpersonal Abilities/Personal Characteristics

  • Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect

  • Behaves in an honest, fair, and ethical manner

  • Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses

  • Uses sound judgment

  • Self-motivated

  • Organizes and maintains work environment to allow for maximum productivity

Communication

  • Communicates clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing

NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge, and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation butONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. "See Resume"will not be accepted for qualifications.

Preferences

Experience:

  • Experience as an LVN in a public health setting, low-income population-serving clinic, or related field

  • Experience working in refugee and/or global health

Language:

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish/Arabic/Vietnamese or other language)

General Information

Position Type, and Typical Hours of Work:

  • Full-Time | Grant-funded

  • Monday

  • Friday | 8:00a.m.

  • 5:00p.m.

  • Must be willing to flex work hours when required, including weekends.

  • Able to travel within Harris County as needed.

Work Environment:

  • This job operates in a professional clinic environment

  • This position also operates in a standard office environment with standard equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers.

Physical Demands:

  • This role requires the ability to lift, carry, push, pull up to 50 pounds and bending & standing for periods at a time.

Work Location:

  • Harris County Public Health
  • 7447 Harwin Dr, Suite 180 Houston, TX 77036

Employment may be contingent on passing a drug screen and meeting other standards.

Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date or at the discretion of the Hiring Department.


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