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Registered Nurse (Mobile) - Med Surg

Company: Harris County
Location: Baytown
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

Registered Nurse (Mobile)
Position Description

Harris County Public Health has earned the 2023 Best Place for Working Parents Business Designation.

About Harris County Public Health:

Harris County Public Health (HCPH) includes a network of more than 700 public health professionals working together to improve health outcomes for the third most populous county in the United States. HCPH provides a multitude of services such as medical and dental services, community programming, and health education for the approximately 2.3 million people in unincorporated Harris County. Through its core values of innovation, engagement, and health equity, HCPH strives to bring meaningful solutions to public health issues while keeping Harris County healthy and vibrant.

Registered Nurse Position Overview:

The Registered Nurse (RN) will provide safe, compassionate nursing care as a member of the profession, provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate and member of the health care team. The RN with a focus on patient safety, is required to function within the parameters of the legal scope of practice of an RN, and in accordance with the federal, state and local laws; rules and regulations; and policies, procedures and guidelines of HCPH.

Duties & Responsibilities:

* 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).


* Serves as a vaccination coordinator or alternate for the Vaccine for Children's (VFC) Program with the Texas Department of Health Services (DSHS).


* 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.



Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer



If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) or email

Requirements

Education

* Associates Degree in Nursing



Experience

* One (1) year of experience as an RN in an outpatient clinical setting



Licenses/Certifications

* Current licensure as an RN in the State of Texas by the Texas Board of Registered Nurse Examiners


* Basic Life Support (BLS) Certified


* Must have a valid Driver's License (TX upon hire)


* Active license with no restriction as an Registered Nurse in the State of Texas



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

* Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and navigating Electronic Medical Record Systems.


* Knowledge of current CDC recommendations for immunizations.


* Ability to organize material, prioritize job tasks, make reliable judgments, and draw conclusions from verbal discussions and written data.


* Ability to draw conclusions from data, such as lab tests, to record this information accurately in patient's record, and to notify the medical providers when deviations occur.



Core Competencies

Organizational Leadership

* Understands the organizational mission


* Understands ethics and public good; is concerned with public trust


* Demonstrates respect for the opinions and beliefs of others



Collaboration

* Demonstrates a sense of responsibility for the success of the group


* Collaborates with others to improve quality and address needs



Innovation

* Ability to adapt to change



Interpersonal Abilities/Personal Characteristics

* Uses sound judgment


* Self-motivated


* Organizes and maintains work environment to allow for maximum productivity



Communication

* Communicates clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing


* Written and verbal English competency


* Able to read and follow directions



NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. "See Resume" will not be accepted for qualifications.

Preferences

Language

* Preferred Bilingual (English/Spanish)

General Information

Position Type, and Typical Hours of Work

* Full-Time - 40hrs per week
* Days of work are typically Monday through Friday and an occasional Saturday.
* 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
* Must be willing to flex work hours when required, including weekends
* Able to travel within Harris County as needed.

Salary

* Depends on Qualifications
* Based on 26 Pay Periods

Work Environment:

* This job operates in a professional clinic environment.
* This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.

Physical Demands:

* This role requires the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 50 pounds.
* This role requires bending & standing for periods at a time.

Work Location:

* Antoine Clinic 5815 Antoine Dr., Houston, TX 77091

Employment is contingent upon passing a background check and drug screen.

Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date or at the discretion of the Hiring Department.

BENEFITS

Harris County offers a competitive benefits program, including comprehensive group health and related benefits plan as well as defined benefit retirement plan.

The following list of benefits is offered only to employees in regular (full-time) positions:

* Medical Coverage
* Dental Coverage
* Vision Coverage
* Wellness Plan
* Life Insurance
* Long-term disability
* Employee Assistance Program
* Ten (10) days of vacation each year for the first five (5) years of service
* Accrual rates increase based on years of service


* Eleven (11) County-observed holidays and one (1) floating holiday
* Professional development opportunities
* Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan
* Healthcare Reimbursement Account
* 457 Deferred Compensation Plan

The following benefits are also available to regular (full-time) employment and may be available to part-time employees:

* Retirement Pension (TCDRS)
* Flexible schedule (varies by department)
* Transportation Assistance (Metro RideSponsor Program)

In accordance with the Harris County Personnel Regulations, Group Health and related benefits are subject to amendment or discontinuance at any time. Commissioners Court reserves the right to make benefit modifications on the County's behalf as needed.

For plan details, visit the Harris County benefits website:



01

Which of the following best describes your highest level of education completed as it relates to this position?

* High School or GED diploma
* Associate Degree
* Bachelor's Degree
* Master's Degree or higher
* None of the above

02

If you selected a college degree in response to the previous question, which of the following best describes your major?

* Nursing
* Other Related Field
* Unrelated Field
* N/A; No Degree

03

Please describe your educational background including level of education completed, area of study and completed major and minor programs.

04

Which of the following best describes your experience as an RN in an outpatient clinical setting? (To be considered, qualifying experience must be documented in your application's employment history)

* Less than one (1) year
* One (1) year or more
* I do not have this experience

05

Please provide details about your experience as an RN in an outpatient clinical setting. Do not use "Please see Resume" or "See Resume" (To be considered, qualifying experience must be documented in your application's employment history) Please include your (a) role(s), (b) types of organizations, (c) scope of duties and responsibilities If you do not have this experience, please type "None" in the space provided.]

06

Do you have an Active license with no restriction as an Registered Nurse in the State of Texas?

* Yes
* No

07

Are you currently licensure as an RN in the State of Texas by the Texas Board of Registered Nurse Examiners?

* Yes
* No

08

Are you Basic Life Support (BLS) Certified?

* Yes
* No

09

Which of the following describes your level of proficiency using a personal computer and common office software such as MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook). Please select your level of proficiency based on the following descriptions: Advanced: A person with this level of skills is able to produce very large, complex formal documents that require a table of contents, footnotes, endnotes, bookmarks, and other special elements; a wide range of graphic effects, and use advanced techniques for analyzing and manipulating data. Has full mastery of Macro commands and skills to tie the objects together into a cohesive system by using Macros and Visual Basic for Applications code. Makes interactive presentations by using hyperlinks and action buttons. Intermediate: A person with this level of skills is able to customize toolbars, import and insert graphs, embed Excel data, and elaborate reports. Understands the concepts of databases and is able to work with charts and to use the list management capabilities of Excel. Able to use complex query techniques, create efficient forms and reports, and create Macros to automate these forms. Makes interactive presentations by using hyperlinks and action buttons. Basic: A person with this level of skills is able to use basic formatting, editing, printing functions, and understands the document page setup. Has the ability to enter and correct data, modify a workbook, format a worksheet, and use printing functions. Understands the different database concepts and structures and is familiar with data validation and is able to create a simple presentation in PowerPoint, run it, and print it. Entry Level: A person with this level of skills has the ability to open, create, save and modify documents in Word, send and receive email in Outlook and create spreadsheets in Excel. Format documents for printing, comfortable using the printer menu to preview documents. Has ability to change the font, the margins, insert or delete pages and use the built-in spellchecker and grammar check.

* Advanced
* Intermediate
* Basic
* Entry Level
* Not proficient

10

This role requires a Valid Driver's License (Texas upon hire) Do you have a Valid Driver's License?

* Yes, I have a Valid Texas Driver's License
* Yes, I have a Valid Driver's License but understand I must obtain a Valid Texas Driver's License prior to start date
* No, I'm not interested

11

Are you bilingual in English and Spanish? If yes, do you consider yourself fluent?

* Yes, I am fluent in both of these languages
* No, I am fluent in only one of these languages
* No, I am not fluent in either one of these languages

Required Question

Agency Harris County

Address 1111 Fannin St

Ste. 600

Houston, Texas, 77002

Phone

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