Licensed Vocational Nurse - Immunizations

Public Health, 850 N. 6th, Abilene, Texas, United States of America Req #18
Sunday, September 12, 2021

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

 

Under general supervision to perform routine care and more direct supervision for new and/or complex assignments, provides skilled nursing services to clients in clinics and off-site locations.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

This position exercises no supervision.

 

IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES

 

  1.  Provide skilled nursing care to include: assessments of vital signs, height, weight, body mass index, medical and social history, disease testing through specimen collection, treatment, and referrals to other providers as necessary;  in the following programs:     Refugee, Tuberculosis, Family Planning, Immunizations and Screening for blood pressure, Diabetes and/or cholesterol.

 

  1. Participate in the operation of a public health clinic: interview patients, give prescribed treatments and immunizations; provide prescribed medications; record data; make referrals; provide education & counseling and participate in coordinating total services in the best interest of the patient.

 

  1. Maintain individual medical records in electronic and/or paper format; compile clinic reports; accurately complete accompanying lab requests; and assist with record audits for quality management.

 

  1. Confer with parents/patients; physicians; school personnel; and other groups to present, promote and conduct selected classes regarding immunizations and other related health care issues for the community.

 

  1. Conduct field interviews as needed.

  1. Participate in on- and off-site location Flu Clinics as needed.

 

  1. Monitor lab reports for normal or abnormal results; call or contact patients that need treatment, immunization or other follow-up regarding abnormal results.

 

  1. Provide required phlebotomy for Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District as needed.

 

  1. Perform CPR as needed; operate AED as needed.

 

OTHER JOB RELATED DUTIES

 

Perform other job related duties and responsibilities as assigned.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

 

Knowledge of:

           

Principles and practices of licensed vocational nursing and the application of those principles in a clinical and off-site location.

 

Medical terminology, abbreviations, and nursing applications.

 

Anatomy and Physiology.

 

Knowledge of the principles of phlebotomy.

 

Safe driving principles and practices.


Skill to:

           

           Use a variety of medical equipment including: sphygmomanometer, scales, examination table, stethoscope, gooseneck lamp, needles and syringes.

 

           Operate office equipment including: computer, fax machine, telephone, printer, copier, and scanner.

 

Ability to:

 

           Safely operate a motor vehicle.

 

           Provide exceptional customer service to both internal and external customers.

                       

           Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, both internally and externally.

 

           Follow and embrace the City of Abilene Core Values – Respect, Integrity, Service Above Self, and Excellence in All We Do.

 

Experience and Training Guidelines:

 

Any combination equivalent to experience and training to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying.  Knowledge, skills, and abilities may be obtained through:

 

Experience:

           

One (1) year of work experience in the position of Licensed Vocational Nurse preferred.

 

Education/Training:

           

Graduation from an accredited Licensed Vocational Nursing School is required.

 

            License or Certificate:

           

            Possession of a valid license to practice Licensed Vocational Nursing from the State of Texas Board of Nursing is required.

           

 A valid Texas driver’s license; the ability to obtain one within ninety (90) days of employment, or a military waiver is required.

 

Special Requirements:

 

Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:

 

Ability to sit, stand, walk, crouch, stoop, squat, twist, and kneel.

 

           With or without accommodation, ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

 

Exposure to chemicals, communicable diseases, and bloodborne pathogens.

 

Ability to drive to different clinic sites. 

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $17.97
  • Max Hiring Rate $21.67
  • Public Health, 850 N. 6th, Abilene, Texas, United States of America