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 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:   

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.

Equipment Operated:  Computer, IV pumps, vital signs monitor, other unit-specific medical equipment.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: 

1. Communication Skills:  Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)

2. Other Skills:  Analytical; Medical Terms; PC   

Work Schedule:  Weekends; Holidays; Flexible; Overtime; On Call

Application Instructions

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