The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) is an integral part of the health care team. The LVN assists the health care team in a professional manner in the community health center setting. Responsibilities include administering quality nursing care, immunizations and health education to patients of all ages in accordance with established nursing standards; working with all health center personnel as a mentor to ensure an efficient and safe environment of care.
Provide patient care with utmost customer service, compassion, and integrity to patients/clients in a clinic setting.
Excellent and competitive benefits package offered which includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance. Company matching retirement plan and generous paid time off to include vacation and sick leave accruals starting from the date of hire.
- Maintains clinical expertise and competency (to include age specific competency) as well as demonstrates thorough knowledge of procedures to deliver quality primary health care.
- Documents delivery of health care and nursing process in accordance with the Center’s policies and procedures in a timely, accurate, and consistent manner.
- Educates the patient and family/significant others about diagnosis and the plan of care. Acts as a resource for facilitating communication when necessary.
- Coordinates the delivery of patient care provided by the health care team.
- Interacts with health center personnel and assists providers to ensure optimal patient care and to obtain optimum patient flow and increased patient satisfaction.
- Identifies and responds promptly to changes in patient’s condition and/or clinic environment.
- Coordinates and delegates the timely processing of patient referrals, prescribed medications, and other identified needs of the patient.
- Acts as a resource within the clinic to other staff members in regard to patient care and education.
- Participates as a team member and promotes teamwork by assisting others with patient care and department activities and serves as a mentor to Certified Medical Assistants when applicable.
- Maintains adequate inventory of medical forms, supplies, in-house medications, immunizations and completes monthly inventory reports as required.
- Performs maintenance and controls on medical equipment and documents results.
- Administers all medications accurately using the five (5) rights of medication administration, documenting medications according to health center policy and procedures.
- Upon completion of laboratory skill assessment, performs all laboratory functions according to Provider orders.
- Maintains an adequate inventory of stock medications.
- Verifies patient’s medications with provider’s orders.
- Responds to home health, nursing home, patient and outside pharmacy, etc. calls for refills and clarification of orders.
- Assists in the management of Employee Vaccine Program. Works with HR to ensure compliance with approved policies.
- Assists in maintaining an efficient, safe, secure, orderly, and aseptic environment of care for all patients and employees.
- Is familiar with and abides by OSHA Standards, Hazardous Materials, Universal Precautions, use of personal protective equipment, Evacuation, Fire, Disaster, and Safety Plans.
- If bilingual, translates in Spanish between non-Spanish speaking staff and Spanish speaking patients as requested.
- Performs all other duties as assigned.
- Courteous, honest and professional at all times.
- Sets an example as a medical professional by observing work start and stop times, giving adequate notice for absences, and following clinic’s operational and personnel policies and procedures.
- Able to communicate and relate well with providers and clinical staff.
- Maintains appropriate licensure and certification including meeting and/or exceeding CME requirements. Observes standards of medical care.
- Knowledge of basic principles of health promotion, prevention and motivation
- Knowledge of protocols in general and an ability to quickly gain specific knowledge of the Center’s current operational protocols
- Knowledge of medical terminology and appropriate abbreviations
- Demonstrates knowledge of the Texas Nursing Practice Act
- Ability to read and comprehend medical instructions, short correspondence, and memos
- Ability to effectively present information in small group situations to patients, Center staff, and the general public.
- Ability to assist in preparing statistical and administrative reports
- Ability to work cooperatively with community agency personnel to coordinate services for patients
- Ability to use a glucometer and other patient testing equipment and interpret the results correctly
- Ability to use office equipment, including but not limited to; computers, fax machines, telephones and copiers
- Ability to prioritize and allocate resources
- Licensed Vocational Nurse degree from an accredited school of nursing.
- Current unrestricted license from the Texas Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners to practice as a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) in the State of Texas
- Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Healthcare Professionals Certification
- Two (2) years of practice with hospital experience as an LVN giving direct patient care
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) highly preferred.
- Proficient computer skills
- Valid Driver’s license and auto insurance as traveling to different clinic location may be required at times.
Typical Physical Demands
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to successfully perform the essential functions associated with this position. Because we are committed to inclusion of those with disabilities, reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions associated with their position.
- Carrying: Transporting an object, usually by hand, arm or shoulder.
- Lifting: Raising or lowering an object 25-50 pounds.
- Repetitive Motions: Making frequent movements with a part of the body.
- Requires working under stressful conditions or working under irregular hours.
- Exposure: To communicable diseases, body fluids, toxic substances, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a clinical environment.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
- Ability to work in a moderate noise level in the work environment is required.
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