The City of Houston LICENSED VOCATIONAL NURSE in Houston, Texas
LICENSED VOCATIONAL NURSE
LICENSED VOCATIONAL NURSE
Houston Health Department
1/27/2021 11:59 PM Central
Applications Accepted From: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED (Temporary)
Section: Immunization Bureau
Workdays & Hours: To be determined
Subject to change
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Houston's Health Department is seeking talented professionals to work at COVID vaccination sites to perform the following duties:
Administers vaccines in the community to adults and children to improve immunization coverage rates throughout Houston and Harris county.
Conducts immunization education in the community to increase awareness of vaccine-preventable diseases throughout Houston and Harris County.
Participates in special projects, outreach events, quality improvement projects, organized by the Health Department, the Immunization Bureau of in collaboration with external partners to improve health in the community.
Participates in quality improvement activities including record reviews, chart audits, skills assessments, and competency evaluations.
Serves as clinical lead for community-based vaccine clinics.
The position routinely requires lifting of moderately heavy items, such as typewriters or record boxes (up to 40 pounds) and/or very long periods of walking on rough surfaces on a routine basis.
Requires a high school diploma or GED certificate and graduation from a school of vocational or practical nursing.
LICENSE / CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Must be licensed or eligible to practice as a Vocational Nurse in the State of Texas. CPR certification required. License and CPR certification must be maintained and current for continued employment.
One (1) year of nursing experience as a licensed vocational nurse is required.
Two (2) years of experience as a Certified Medical Assistant in a public health or related clinical setting may be substituted for the experience requirement.
Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.
SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED
Application review and/or interview. However, the Department may administer a skill assessment evaluation.
SAFETY IMPACT POSITION Yes
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.
Pay Grade 14
SALARY INFORMATION GRANT FUND POSITION
Grants & Special fund positions are dependent upon continued available funds. If funding is no longer available, employee may be laid off or transferred. Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov.
To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm or call 832-393-0465.
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Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.
All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.
EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.
The city offers a competitive benefits program, including competitively priced health coverage and a defined contribution pension plan.
• Life insurance
• Long-term disability
• Retirement pension
• 457 deferred compensation plan
• Employee Assistance Program
• 10 days of vacation each year
• 10 city holidays, plus one floating holiday
• Flexible schedules
• Professional development opportunities
• Transportation/parking plan
• Section 125 pretax deductions
• Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan
• Healthcare Flexible Spending Account
For plan details, visit http://www.houstontx.gov/hr/benefits.html
Are you a veteran who served on active duty in the Armed Forces (United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard) for more than 90 consecutive days and received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions?
Which of the following best describe you highest level of education?
High school diploma or GED certificate and graduation from a school of vocational or practical nursing
Associate of Science Degree in Nursing
Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing
None of the above
Do you have a current vocational nursing license from the State of Texas?
Which of the following best describes your experience as a licensed vocational nurse?
At least 6 months, but less than 1 year
At least 1 year, but less than 2 years
More than 4 years
How would you rate your knowledge on immunization administration?
How comfortable are you administering vaccines to infants/children?
How comfortable are you administering vaccines to adolescents/adults?
Will you administer vaccines to the public in a community setting, including in the evenings and on weekends as required?
How comfortable are you interfacing with the public to provide education on the importance of immunization?
Are you CPR certified with an active certification?