• Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(4 weeks ago)
    Job ID
    2018-1254
    Category
    Nursing
  • Overview

    AccessHealth is a private, not-for-profit community health center established in the community in 1975. We provide quality health care services for the entire family as a Federally Qualified Health Care Center with membership in the Texas Association of Community Health Centers.

     

    We are always looking for dedicated, talented professionals willing to share their hearts with those we serve. Being part of our team means performing to a higher standard. AccessHealth's providers, employees, volunteers and board members will collaborate with patients, their families and other community organizations to enable patients to achieve a personal state of wellness. We address our patient's physical, social, and psychological needs through the offering of high quality services with compassion, competence and integrity.

     

    Responsibilities

    As our Licensed Vocational Nurse, you will be assigned to perform professional standard nursing services under the direction of Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and/or the Director of Clinical Operations. As a patient advocate, the LVN will also provide physical and psycho-social support to patients, their friends and families. He/she provides backup for the Medical Assistants as deemed necessary by the Supervising Nurse. You may be assigned to any of AccessHealth's Centers in order to provide our exceptional standard of care for our patients. As a LVN, you will be required to follow healthcare universal precautions at all times.
     
    ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
     
    1. Perform nursing services within the scope of the assigned clinic, under the direction of the Providers and/or the Nursing Supervisor.
    2. Responds to patient telephone inquiries.
    3. Provides appropriate patient education about illness, needed treatment, return visits, medications and immunizations.
    4. Maintains integrity of vaccine supply.
    5. Assists with the inventory control of immunizations. Responsible for completion of required paperwork for the DSHS, Vaccine for Children Program (VFC). Prepares monthly report.
    6. Explains and obtains informed consent for the purpose of medical assessment and provision of immunizations.
    7. Documents provision of immunizations per DSHS regulations. Document immunizations into Immtrac.
    8. Performs emergency procedures according to approved protocols.
    9. Responds to refill requests.
    10. Assists with restocking exam rooms, inventory control,
    and front office procedures as requested.
    11. Performs phlebotomy duties as required by clinic site.
    12. Coordinates with other AccessHealth staff to provide a cohesive program of service for agency clients and the community.
    13. Accepts job related training and development in new tasks and technologies.
    14.Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein as may be assigned or delegated.
    15. Comply with all company policies, procedures and regulatory  requirements.
    16. Performs all other duties as assigned by management.

    Qualifications

    EDUCATION/LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATIONS:
     
    1. Graduate of an accredited vocational nursing program.
    2. A valid vocational nursing license. License must be kept current to retain employment.
    3. One year work experience, preferably in an outpatient community healthcare clinic setting.
    4. Bilingual ability preferred.
     
    SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
     
    1. High ethical standards.
    2. Well organized and self-directed.
    3. Team player.
    4. Ability to relate to people at all levels in the organization.
    5. Excellent communication skills.
    6. Ability to work with people of all socioeconomic levels.
    7. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
    8. Consumer advocate for quality health care and services.
    9. Ability to handle multiple projects.
    10. Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents.
     

    EEO Statement

    AccessHealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: AccessHealth is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at AccessHealth are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. AccessHealth will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. AccessHealth encourages applicants of all ages.

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