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Title:  Licensed Vocational Nurse II

Division:  Family and Community Medicine
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $40,785 - $53,021
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  3335
Job Purpose

Location: Healthcare for the Homeless - Houston, 1934 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77002 

 

Under the direction of the Medical Director, the Licenced Vocational Nurse II (LVN II) provides in-office practice management support to a primary care practice as part of a Team Based Care model. This position will provide telephone advice to patients with minor acute problems. The LVN II will serve as a patient educator in areas related to self-care and support the on-going management of patients with stable chronic diseases. This position may assist with monitoring acutely ill patients during the patient visit and perform a variety of procedures that are within the scope of the professional nursing practice. 

Job Duties

•Oversees intake of patient telephone calls: following established telephone and departmental guidelines, provides advice regarding treatment of certain minor acute problems. Refers questions to the PCP or APC as needed. 
•Participates in patient follow-up activities and will prepare information for prescription renewals at the request of the PCP/APC.
•Participates with on-going management of patients with stable chronic diseases, and will facilitate communication of care and management of their chronic disease. Maintains chronic disease rosters for the practice. 
•Triages walk-in/same-day patients and manages intake and monitoring of patients with acute medical conditions.
•Performs procedures determined by clinical needs, including but not limited to: IM and SC injections, nebulizer and inhaler treatments, EKG's, administering and reading PPD's, suture removals, ear lavage, wound care/dressing changes.
•Provides tracking and support for Patient Assistance Program (PAP) drugs to ensure applications are submitted and tracked until medication arrives, provides notification of availability of medications. Will work with organizational partners for delivery of care for hepatitis C patients and treatment. 
•Supports Class D pharmacy by tracking inventory and assisting with weekly medication counting and labeling.
•Serves as a training resource for clinical support staff and assists in developing training material as needed. Performs chart audits of clinical support staff to identify opportunities for training.
•Participates in patient care quality improvement projects as requested.
•Assists in maintaining stocks of clinical supplies, medications (in an administrative role) along with Lead MA.
•Maintains BLS certification.
•May review published clinical reminder lists and act according to established protocols.

Minimum Qualifications
  • High School diploma or G.E.D and graduate from an accredited school of Licensed Vocational Nursing.
  • Two years of relevant experience as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN).
  • Current license as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) by the State of Texas Board of Nurse Examiners.
  • Basic Life Support certification (BLS).
Preferred Qualifications
  • Minimum of two years of experience in ambulatory nursing.  
  • Experience with PCMH principles and quality processes.
  • Experience and/or interest in working with homeless or other underserved populations.

Skills:

•Understands how to work within a multi-disciplinary team environment
•Manages time effectively, handles multiple assignments simultaneously, and prioritizes projects
•Demonstrates professionalism in appearance and actions
•Supports the agency Mission and Standards of Excellence

Other

Physical Risks: Potential exposures to blood borne pathogens (blood and/or other potentially infectious materials), drugs, chemicals, radiation, and physical hazards found in patient clinics, hospitals and/or laboratory work environments and in working directly with patients and other employees. Initial Blood borne Pathogens Training is required, and a Blood borne Pathogens Refresher Training must be taken annually. 

 

 

 

 

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

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