Licensed Vocational Nurse -Correctional Health (10K Retention Bonus)
At Harris Health System, we champion better health for our patients, their families and our community, by connecting them to an integrated healthcare system that provides high-quality healthcare. Harris Health focuses on the delivery of primary care, wellness and prevention services to the residents of Harris County, Texas, through its extensive network of inpatient and outpatient facilities. Harris Health is a proud recipient of the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered medical homes. Harris Health's medical faculty and residents are provided by its nationally recognized medical school partners: Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Skills / Requirements
Job Summary - CORRECTIONAL HEALTH
The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) provides patient care and education for patients in the ambulatory clinics/areas under the direct supervision of the registered nurse, advanced practice registered nurse, physician assistant, physician, dentist, or podiatrist. The LVN uses the nursing process to ensure physical, social, psychological and spiritual needs are met. The 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 LVN utilizes a systematic approach to provide individualized, goal-directed nursing care. The LVN 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.
Education: Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing.
Licensure/Certification: Current licensure as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in the state of Texas;
Basic Life Support from a hospital-based American Heart Association (AHA) approved program;
Other certificates as required by unit/service.
Work Experience: Experience in area of specialty preferred.
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Analytical; Medical Terms; PC
Work Schedule: Weekends; Holidays; Flexible; Overtime; On Call
Equipment Operated: Computer, IV pumps, vital signs monitor, other unit-specific medical equipment.