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Registered Nurse 11901
Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at 3:21pm
• Gives 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).
• Provides STI test kits for gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis and administers treatment per diagnosis
• Works with the medical providers and the medical team to complete duties such as assisting with physical exams and medical procedures, administering/dispensing prescribed medication according to Pharmacy D regulations, and responding to emergency medical situations.
• Assists with patient screening (i.e., drawing blood, testing urine, taking/recording vital signs, and performing vision and hearing assessment)
• Receives, reviews, and prioritizes all laboratory results and ensures all abnormal laboratory values are documented in the electronic medical record (EMR) system, confirming that all abnormal laboratory values are flagged and reviewed by the medical provider for referrals or treatment as indicated.
• Assists 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.
• Provides 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.
• Assists with medical inventory, including but not limited to vaccines and oral medications, ordering, and ensuring the clinic is appropriately stocked.
• Supervises 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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