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Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)-Refugee Program

at Harris County

Posted: 10/4/2019
Job Status: Full Time,Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: 2592645
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Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Position Description

Under the supervision of the Refugee Outreach Manager and clinical supervision from the Refugee Program Director, the LVN is a member of the Refugee Program health care team. The LVN will be responsible for performing assigned nursing care/field tasks in accordance with policy and procedures.
In accordance with regulations of the Texas Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners, the LVN will perform direct care in the health center, community, and home.
 
Duties and Responsibilities:

Clinical Activities

  • Interviews clients and records medical/psychosocial information in electronic medical records.
  • Participates in performing quality assurance and checks on lab specimens and prepares specimens for transport.
  • Administers/reads tuberculosis skin tests as needed.
  • Draws blood samples, performs vision/hearing screening, weights/heights and takes vital signs.
  • Assists the RN Coordinator, Midlevel Providers, Physicians, and Program Director in tracking and monitoring of abnormal lab results and reschedules lapsed appointments.
  • Dispenses prescribed medication according to Pharmacy D regulations and HCPH procedures and protocols.
  • Assists in preparing statistical reports.
  • Maintains confidentiality of client's information.
  • Maintains knowledge of CDC recommended vaccines and administers age-appropriate immunizations as required.
 
Administrative/Other
  • Assists with inventory/replenishes needed supplies.
  • Arranges dated supplies in order of expiration.
  • Provides information to the community on the resettlement of refugees when requested.
  • Acts as an alternate immunization coordinator for the Department of State Health Services Vaccine For Children Program.
  • Performs other duties as assigned, including special tasks involved in responding to an emergency event.

Requirements

  • Graduation from an accredited school of Vocational nursing; and
  • LVN license to practice by the State of Texas Board of Nursing.
  • Two (2) years of experience as an LVN in a clinic, private practice or public health or community health setting.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and navigating through electronic medical records.

NOTE: To qualify for this position, required education, experience, knowledge and skills must be clearly stated in your application's employment history. Resumes are welcome, but we do not use any information provided on your resume to qualify and refer you to the Hiring Department for consideration.

Preferences

  • Experience working with EPIC.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/Arabic/Vietnamese or other languages).

General Information

LOCATION:

  • Houston (Harwin Office)
HOURS:
  • 40 Hours per Week
SALARY:
  • Commensurate with Experience
  • Based on 26 Pay Periods

Additional Information - 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
  • 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
  • Uses sound judgement
  • Self-motivated
  • Organizes and maintains work environment to allow for maximum productivity
 
Communication
  • Communicates clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Written and verbal English competency
  • Able to read and follow directions
 
Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date.