Licensed Vocational Nurse - Mobile

Licensed Vocational Nurse - Mobile

Harris County | Houston, TX, 77020, US
Salary Range:$42,000 – $61,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 13 days ago

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Description

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 Position Overview:

The Clinical Health Services (CHS) License Vocational Nurse will support clinical services provided to patients by ensuring quality patient care through Family Planning Service programs. Under the clinical guidance/oversight of the CHS Advanced Practice Provider, the CHS Licensed Vocational Nurse Float will be responsible for performing clinical tasks in accordance with all Harris County Public Health policies and procedures as delegated by the CHS Advanced Practice Provider.

This position supports the Harris County Public Health Department (HCPH), and reports to the Clinical Health Services (CHS) Program Manager. This position will service the mobile clinic providing nursing services.

Duties & Responsibilities:

* Service the Mobile Clinic in a community setting, location to vary throughout the year.
* Assists with patient appointments by performing immunization injection and phlebotomy (including capillary and venous draws), urine collection, pregnancy tests, vital signs, & gathering patient histories.
* Interviews clients and records medical/psychosocial information in electronic medical records.
* Prepares patients and assists providers for medical exams by educating on family planning methods/options.
* Participates in performing quality assurance and checks on lab specimens and preparing specimens for transport.
* Assists the Providers in tracking and monitoring abnormal lab results and notifying patients of those results.
* Execute orders written by the Providers such as family planning methods, dispenses prescribed medication according to Pharmacy D regulations and HCPH procedures and protocols.
* Assists in preparing various statistical reports relating to patient services.
* Maintains knowledge of CDC-recommended vaccines and administers age-appropriate immunizations as required.
* Acts as an alternate immunization coordinator for the Department of State Health Services Vaccine for Children Program.
* Sterilize packages and autoclave instruments, using proper sterilization protocols.
* 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

* High school diploma or equivalent
* Graduation from an accredited school of vocational nursing

Experience:

* One (1) year minimum full-time work experience as an LVN in a hospital or clinical setting

Licensure:

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

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

* Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
* Excellent communication skills (verbal & written).
* Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and foster teamwork in a diverse environment.
* Ability to maintain confidentiality when dealing with sensitive information.
* Ability to work well with teammates.
* Communicates clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.

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 the information stated on the application will be used for consideration.

Preferences

Language:

Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

General Information

Position Type, and Typical Hours of Work:

* Full-Time |Float position
* Monday - Friday | 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. | 40 hours week

Work Environment:

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

Physical Demands:

* Persons in these positions frequently lift, carry, push, and pull objects weighing up to 10 lbs.
* They also occasionally move objects weighing up to 20 lbs., and sometimes, but rarely, up to 50 lbs.

Work Location:

* Harris County Public Health- 2223 West Loop South, Houston, TX 77027 - Will relocate to Downtown Houston by the end of 2022

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.