Licensed Vocational Nurse II Health Care for the Homeless
Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.
Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.
Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Skills / Requirements
A Licensed Vocational Nurse who provides patient care and education for patients in the hospital general care units (medical / surgical / pediatrics) units or ambulatory clinics under the direct supervision of the registered nurse, advanced practice registered nurse, physician assistant, physician, dentist, or podiatrist. Uses the nursing process to ensure physical, social, psychological and spiritual needs are met. 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. Utilizes a systematic approach to provide individualized, goal-directed nursing care. Coordinates care between members of the healthcare team to optimize the patient/client's understanding of their condition and care requirements within the LVN scope of practice
Completion of an accredited school of Vocational Nursing. Current valid license or permit to practice in the State of Texas
2 years LVN I experience at the Harris County Hospital District (must be last two calender years)
Equipment Operated: Electric beds, wheelchairs, strechers, monitoring equipment, infusions pumps, hypo/hyper-thermi equipment
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
Work Schedule: Weekends, Flexible, Overtime