LICENSED VOCATIONAL NURSE

City of Houston
Published
November 21, 2021
Location
Houston, TX
Category
Job Type

Description

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FROM:  All Persons Interested 

Division:  COVID-19 Response/Community Vaccine Outreach
Section: Director's Office
Workdays & Hours: MONDAY – FRIDAY, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM*            
*Subject to change

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Houston's Health Department is seeking a talented individual to perform basic nursing responsibilities and assists with health clinics and field, hospital, home or mobile unit activities under the supervision of a Division Manager, for the Clinic Operations duties may vary as follows for this position.

CORE JOB DUTIES FOR LICENSED VOCATIONAL NURSE

  • Interviews patients and records their medical history using electronic health records; verifies medical history, screens immunization records.
  • Administers and issues medications and vaccines according to approved standing delegation orders.
  • Administers injections and skin tests; takes blood pressure, temperature, pulse and respiration and other testing.
  • Assists with patient follow-up; assists nurse or physician as directed.
  • Assists in compiling statistical data for reports.
  • Maintains inventory of supplies and medications and cleanliness of the office/clinic.
  • May make referrals and assist with emergency response activities.
  • Assists to ensure positive outcomes in all clinical service areas (i.e. productivity, wait time decrease).
  • Participates in quality improvement activities including record reviews, chart audits, skills assessments, and competency evaluations

ADDITIONAL JOB DUTIES FOR COVID-19 Community Vaccine Outreach

  • Serves on a community-based vaccine strike team
  • Administers COVID-19 vaccines
  • Conducts registration at COVID-19 vaccines sites
  • Will need to drive to various locations throughout Harris County
  • Must be willing to work outside normal business hours including nights and weekends
  • May be reassigned to other clinical services as needed
  • May be assigned to transport vaccines
  • Other duties as assigned

WORKING CONDITIONS
The position routinely requires lifting of moderately heavy items, such as typewriters or record boxes (up to 40 pounds) and/or very long periods of walking on rough surfaces on a routine basis.

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