Licensed Vocational Nurse II
Under the direction of the Medical Director, the LVN II provides in-office practice management support to a primary care practice as part of a Team Based Care model. The LVN provides clinical expertise to ensure patients receive high quality care and telephone advice. This position serves 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 patient visit and perform a variety of procedures that are within the scope of the professional nursing practice. Some late evening hours may be required as needed.
Healthcare for the Homeless – Houston (HHH) is private non-profit that exclusively provides care for those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. To that end, our services are unduplicated and fill an essential gap in our community’s safety net system. Not only do we provide direct primary care, it is the underlying mission of HHH to promote systemic changes that improve our healthcare system and increase access to care for those who are among our most vulnerable and marginalized - to provide health, hope, and dignity. Our purpose is to be a primary care “health home” to improve health and help individuals move beyond homelessness. We take a holistic approach by providing many integrated services, including medical care, mental health services, addiction counseling, case management and dental care. Specialized programming helps address the differing needs of individuals. Position located in Southern Downtown Houston.
•Serves as a resource as part of an extended team that consists of other support staff to provide patient education.
•Oversees the intake of patient telephone calls: following telephone and departmental guidelines, provides advice regarding treatment, refers questions to the PCP/APC. Provides on-going assistance to support staff, MA's and supervisors and clinical follow up support via telephone after significant office visits.
•Participates in patient follow-up activities such as reporting diagnostic test results, arranging for prescription refills, expediting referrals, performing prior authorizations. Prepares information for prescription renewals at the request of the PCP/APC.
•Participates in the on-going management of patients with stable chronic diseases, as designated by and in consultation with the PCP/APC. Maintains chronic disease rosters for the practice.
•Triages walk-in/same-day patients and manages the intake and monitoring of patients with acute medical conditions. Provides necessary nursing intervention when appropriate.
•Performs procedures as determined by the clinical needs of the agency, 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, and other procedures that are within the scope of professional nursing practice.
•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.
•Supports the Class D pharmacy by tracking inventory and assists the Pharmacist in Charge in 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.
- High School diploma or G.E.D and graduated from an approved licensed practical nurse/vocational nurse (LPN/LVN).
- Two years of relevant experience as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) or as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
- Current license as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) or as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) by the State of Texas Board of Nurse Examiners. Basic Life Support certification (BLS).
•Must maintain Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification.
•Experience in ambulatory nursing.
•Experience with PCMH principles and quality processes preferred.
•Experience and/or interest in working with homeless or other underserved populations.
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.