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Registered Nurse (Refugee Clinic) 11661
Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at 3:19pm
• Give age-appropriate immunizations, stay up to date with all CDC vaccine schedule changes, and assists the nursing team with providing CDC recommended vaccinations at all times and serves as a vaccination coordinator alternate for the Vaccine for Children’s (VFC) Program with the Texas Department of Health Services (DSHS)
• Assist with patient screening (i.e., drawing blood, testing urine, taking/recording vital signs, and performing vision and hearing assessment)
• Interview and record pertinent medical and socioeconomic patient information in the EMR for the provider assessment
• Receive, review, and prioritize all laboratory results and ensures all abnormal laboratory values are documented in the EMR, confirming that any and all abnormal laboratory values are flagged and reviewed by the RHSP APPs or CH&W Director for referrals or treatment as indicated
• Provide and explain laboratory results to patients and their families, and supplies individualized health education and counseling in a patient-centered manner. May be called upon to present group health education sessions when indicated.
• Assist with control of patient flow through the facility during clinic visits, including discharging patients from the clinic following the medical providers’ care plan and provides appropriate patient education.
• Administer and/or dispenses prescribed medication according to Pharmacy D regulations.
• Support clinical team, consisting of APPs, LVNs, RNs and MAs, in managing their patients.
• RNs supervise LVNs and any unlicensed personnel when tasks are delegated.
• Supervision is defined as directing, guiding, and influencing the outcome of performance and activity. The RN may have to directly observe and evaluate the nursing care provided depending on the LVN’s skills and competence, patient conditions and emergencies.
• Other duties as assigned.
Contact Info:
Harris County Public Health
1111 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 274-5445
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