Job Description

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 two hospitals: Ben Taub and LBJ.

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 hospitals — Ben Taub and Lyndon B. Johnson — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Skills / Requirements

JOB SUMMARY

The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) provides patient care and education for workforce members throughout Harris Health System (Harris Health) under the supervision of the registered nurse, advanced practice registered nurse, physician assistant, or physician. 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 workforce members 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 workforce members understanding of their condition and care requirements within the LVN scope of practice. A professional LVN assists with functions required in developing and implementing an effective programs within Occupational Health Services (OHS).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Licensure/Specialized Training:
a.  Education:  Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing
b.  Licensure/Certification: Current licensure as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in the state of Texas.

Work Experience:  1 year experience in area of specialty preferred

Equipment Operated: Computer, Scanner, Photocopier, Fax, and Printer as well as other departmental and medical equipment.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Communication Skills:
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact) 
Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking)  
Bilingual - (Preferred)  Languages: Spanish                    
Writing/Composing - Correspondence/Reports 

Other Skills:  Analytical, Mathematics, Medical Terminology, P.C.,Word Processing

Research, Statistical 

Work Schedule: Weekends:  Flexible,  Weekdays, Overtime, Travel, On-Call

Other Requirements: Ability to collect, compile and interpret data. Self-organizational skills, requires minimal supervision. Basic knowledge of Occupational Health Procedures. Familiar with Quality Improvement/Utilization Management functions and external regulatory agency requirement. Basic knowledge of Microsoft functions. May require extended hours in addition to weekend/holidays for special projects/extenuating circumstances.

 

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