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Title:  Registered Nurse II

Division:  Family and Community Medicine
Schedule:  M-F 8-5 with few late shifts
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $56,895 - $78,514
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  8157

Summary

The Registered Nurse II Permanent Supportive Housing Home Health performs a variety of duties to provide quality patient care to the sick or injured or others requiring healthcare services at contracted Permanent Supportive Housing Sites. The scope of services includes care for men and women in Permanent Supportive Housing. This position reports to a Healthcare for the Homeless – Houston (HHH) Family Nurse Practitioner.

 

The Registered Nurse II provides care to homeless men and women within a permanent supportive housing environment.  Daily work hours may vary with minimal evening or weekend hours. 

Job Duties

• Adhere to the scope of practice for Registered Professional Nurse per State regulatory guidelines; assume responsibility for maintaining compliance according to Federal, State and Local regulations and Agency Policies and Procedures.
• Demonstrate appropriate judgment & skills to make independent clinical decisions in routine patient care matters and triage of health complaints in conjunction with supervising clinician.
• Facilitate telemedicine appointments for permanent supportive housing clients by utilizing provided equipment (MedPod with cameras, scopes, vitals equipment, and EKG). 
• Phlebotomy for adult patients.
• Demonstrate knowledge of therapeutic action, side effects and interaction of medications – administer medications to permanent supportive housing residents per doctor’s orders.
• Review results of laboratory tests and other diagnostic exams for assistance in navigation of care.
• Evaluate / assist in evaluation of appropriateness of Plan of Care and revise on an ongoing basis with communication to other disciplines and providers.
• Coordination of clinical care (appointments, procedures, medical records, health promotion).
• Develop and facilitate health promotion activities, classes, workshops, etc. 
• Remain flexible and responsive when changes occur in patient activity and workload.
• Foster an environment for open communication and collaborative practice.
• Plan, teach, supervise and counsel regarding physical care measures to promote improvement/recovery, symptom/complication management, expected disease progression, social/emotional care and community resources.
• Act as a comprehensive care coordinator for patients assigned to his / her care, assessing the patient’s needs accordingly and facilitate communication amongst other clinicians providing care.
• Perform comprehensive assessments of physical, emotional, psychosocial, and environmental needs of the patient including outcome and assessment information.
• Complete and submit all required documentation within established Agency guidelines; maintains patient record in the HHH electronic health record.
• Interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his or her specific needs.
• Develop and implement a realistic individualized Plan of Care, as appropriate.
• Compare assessment data to baseline assessment to monitor patient’s progress. Recognize alterations in function, including life-threatening situations; intervene and document appropriately.
• Participate in development of patient goals and discharge plans as well as make revisions to these based on the changes in patient status.
• Initiate patient education based on identified learning needs of the patient and/or those providing care; provide wellness training in individual and group settings.
• Performs other tasks or special assignments as necessary to maintain proper operation and patient care.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate's Degree or Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.
  • Two years of relevant experience as a licensed Registered Nurse (RN). Degrees in lieu of experience will not be accepted.
  • Current license as a Registered Nurse (RN) by the State of Texas Board of Nursing.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with medically underserved population

Working Conditions

• May experience exposure to weather and temperature changes when traveling from one site to another
• Ability to travel day-to-day within assigned geographic area in the Houston area
• Working outside a clinic setting within a permanent supportive housing model 

 

 

 

 

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

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