Job Description


Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.

Skills / Requirements

Job Summary
The House Calls - Licensed Vocational Nurse (HC - LVN) provides patient care and education for patients in the patients' home or community residence under the direct supervision of the registered nurse, advanced practice registered nurse, physician assistant, physician, dentist, or podiatrist. The HC - LVN uses the nursing process to ensure physical, social, psychological and spiritual needs are met. The HC - LVN is responsible for assisting in the determination of predictable healthcare needs of clients within structured healthcare settings who are experiencing common, well-defined health problems with predictable outcomes. The HC - LVN utilizes a systematic approach to provide individualized, goal-directed nursing care. The HC - LVN coordinates care between members of the healthcare team to optimize the patient/client's understanding of their condition and care requirements within the HC - LVN scope of practice.

Minimum Qualifications

School Education: High School Diploma or GED - Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing

Licenses & Certifications:
Basic Life Support
Licensed Vocational Nurse in the State of Texas
Other certificates as required by unit/service

Work Experience:
Six (6) months work experience in Home Health and/or geriatric experience strongly preferred

Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact)
Proficiencies: Personal Computer

Job Attributes

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Analytical, Medical Terminology

Work Schedule: Eligible For Telecommute, 100% travel

Equipment Operated: Harris Health vehicle, Computer, IV pumps, vital signs monitor, centrifuge, other department-specific medical equipment.

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