Legacy Community Health is a premium, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides comprehensive care to community members regardless of their ability to pay. Our goal is to treat the entire patient while improving their overall wellness and quality of life, in addition to providing free pregnancy tests, HIV/AIDS screening. At Legacy, we empower patients to lead better lives by promoting healthy behaviors and offering resources such as literacy classes, family planning services, and nutrition and weight management information.
Our roots began in 1981 as the Montrose Clinic, with specialization in HIV education, testing, and treatment. Since then, the agency has expanded to 10 clinics in Houston, one in Baytown, two in Beaumont, and one in Deer Park with extensive services that include: Adult primary care, HIV/AIDS care, pediatrics, OB/GYN and maternity, dental, vision and behavioral health. We also service students within KIPP and YES Prep schools. Legacy is committed to driving healthy change in our communities.
Licensed Vocational Nurse
The LVN/LPN will be responsible for assisting the provider with patient care. Primary responsibilities will be to supervise and train medical assistants, check vital signs, give injections, give a general analysis of patient issues, provide medication under doctor supervision, follow-up with patients with emergency care and draw blood.
Essential functions are those tasks, duties, and responsibilities that comprise the means of accomplishing the job s purpose and objectives. Essential functions are critical or fundamental to the performance of the job. They are the major functions for which the person in the job is held accountable.
Assist the Nurse Manager in assessing and implementing clinical procedures and policies.
Assist the Nurse Manager in evaluating and improving daily clinic client flow as needed.
Assist the Nurse Practitioners with client s follow-up care, IM injections and future clinic visits
Assist with the orientation, preceptoring, and education of new employees as well as volunteers and students who rotate through the clinic areas, as needed.
Obtain needed client information to include vital signs and the rooming of all clinic clients.
Administer drug treatments according to standard protocols and physicians as well as Nurse Practitioners orders.
Perform medical procedures according to the standard Legacy Community Health Services protocols
Perform phlebotomy and other diagnostic medical tests, as appropriate
Triage clients by telephone, and refer these clients to services as appropriate.
Document all client care as appropriate in a timely manner
Assess, treat, and provide counseling to clinic clients according to the standard Legacy Community Health Services protocols and the State of Texas guidelines for an LVN.
Assist the Nurse Manager in the ongoing assessment of clinic services in the clinical and administrative areas and will report any need for improvement in those areas.
Assist the Nurse Manager in maintaining an ongoing inventory record of clinic medications and ordering of medications as needed or indicated.
Assist physicians as needed.
Evaluation of lab results with follow-up of abnormal values as appropriate
Participate in triaging client calls, consulting with Physicians and Nurse Practitioners and provide appropriate documentation of all client contacts.
Assist with OSHA compliance tasks and infection control
Participates in the Performance Improvement Program
Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION & TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
Current license from the State of Texas Board of Nursing
Maintain current CPR certification.
WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Previous experience as an LVN/LPN in a community health setting preferred.