Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) - TCP Float (AUSTIN, TX)

 
Position: Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) - TCP Float (AUSTIN, TX)

Job ID: 164338

Location: US-TX-Austin

Department: TCP AUSTIN FLOAT POOL

Talent Area: LVN

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a-5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s has been expanding in Austin since March 2018, when we opened Texas Children’s Urgent Care West Gate, 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. Set to open in 2024, the North Austin Campus will be a 52 bed, 365,000 square foot hospital for children and women. The hospital and its 170,000 square foot adjacent outpatient building will be designed, equipped and staffed exclusively to provide care in more than 25 areas of specialty care for children and women. North Austin facilities include emergency center rooms, outpatient exam rooms, radiology rooms, operating rooms, acute care beds, pediatric, cardiovascular, and neonatal intensive care units, as well as women’s services and a fetal center. 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 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.   At Texas Children’s Hospital, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values and mission for the women and children that we serve. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment for all faculty, staff and learners throughout our organization. We believe that each member of our one amazing team provides enrichment that allows us to create a lasting legacy for future employees of this great organization.   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) Float – 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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