Pediatric Clinic Nurse (LVN) - Austin, TX

 
Position: Pediatric Clinic Nurse (LVN) - Austin, TX

Location: US-TX-Austin

Talent Area: LVN

Shift: 8a-5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s first health care location in Austin, Texas Children’s Urgent Care West Gate, opened in March 2018, providing high quality pediatric-focused care after hours and on weekends. There are now more than 10 Texas Children’s Pediatric primary care practices in the greater Austin area bringing world-class pediatric services to children and their families. Our Specialty Care Center in Austin includes a multidisciplinary group of pediatric specialists committed to providing comprehensive care across a wide spectrum of services, including allergy and immunology, cardiology, ophthalmology, rheumatology, pulmonology, neurology, and more.  Texas Children’s also plans to build a 360,000-square-foot freestanding hospital for children and women, set to open in 2024.   Our thoughtful expansion into Austin will help support a pediatric population of more than half a million and keep kids healthy and happy from birth to adulthood. To join our community of more than 14,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org. you can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.     

Summary:

We are searching for an Licenced Vocation Nurse (LVN) – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will gather information, assess, and provide direct care to patients, as well as work collaboratively with other members of the health care team to render age-appropriate care.

 

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Responsibilities :

Job Duties & Responsibilities 

 

  • Assist in the collection of patient/family data that may include biophysical, psychosocial, developmental, cultural, and environmental information per practice protocol
  • Collect and document vital signs, BMI, height, weight, and the reason for visit, ensuring proper documentation along the way
  • Document current medications, allergies, and other information
  • Prepare patients for examinations per practice protocol
  • Assist providers, as directed, during treatments, examinations, and testing
  • Document all interventions per practice protocol
  • Call in or send electronic prescription refills as directed by the provider
  • Take messages and return calls from parents
  • Assist with emergency patient care
  • Keep rooms stocked with supplies per practice protocol and notify the Practice Manager of needed supplies
  • Participate as a member of the care team by working for the goals of the patient
  • Coordinate patient care by following up on lab results, ER visits, or any part of care that needs assistance
  • Administer and document medication and immunization as directed, and document adverse reactions to medications
  • Maintain and prepare reagents appropriately and document appropriately
  • Coordinate with patients and outside labs concerning lab specimens


Qualifications:

Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.

Skills & Requirements 

 

  • High school diploma or GED and a diploma from a school of nursing OR documentation from the Texas Board of Nursing verifying an exception to the requirement for a diploma from a school of vocational nursing
  • LVN License by Texas Board of Nursing or Nurse License Compact
  • CPR – Basic Life Support from the American Heart Association
  • Ability to use a thermometer, scales, phygmomanometer/stethoscope, butterfly needles, hearing/vision screening equipment, pulse oximetry, typanometer, and basic laboratory equipment, i.e., microscope, centrifuge, hematology analyzer, and specimen collection
  • 1 year LVN experience
  • Pediatric experience
  • Primary care experience preferred


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