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In order to be considered for any vacancy within the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas an application must be completed. If you are among qualified candidates, you will receive a call/email from our one of our recruiters to schedule an interview. Once your application is completed please send it to Human Resources Coordinator Claudia Gutierrez claudia.gutierrez@ktttribe.org

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Job Description

Position:                              Licensed Vocational Nurse

Supervisor:                         Director of Nursing 

Division:                              Tribal Academic and Human Services Administration            

Department:                        Kickapoo Community Health Center


Provides ambulatory nursing care to patients of all ages under the supervision of the Director of Nursing. This position requires the delivery of patient care with an emphasis on disease prevention and health maintenance.  The LVN works closely with the clinic staff, front desk personnel and other related departments. 

Essential Duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Conduct patient intake including the purpose of the visit, medical and family history, allergies and medications in accordance to clinic policies and procedures
  • Gather and document screening information about patient’s condition, including, but not limited to: vital signs, lab values, pain levels, radiology reports and medical records from outside facilities. Inform provider of above information.
  • Participate in admitting, transferring and discharging patients. Ensure abnormal signs and symptoms, abnormal vital signs, abnormal lab values and deviations from baseline data are reported to the provider.
  • Document patient information into the electronic health record in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Responsible for patient triage in accordance to medical protocol and determines whether the patient needs to be seen, should receive emergency treatment or should be transferred to a hospital. Work with the provider to ensure safety and proper care for patients.
  • Provide support to the provider by collecting equipment for a procedure; assisting during the procedure or examination; and cleaning up afterward.
  • Responsible for HIV/Antibody Test counseling in accordance with established policies and procedures and in compliance with state and federal requirements
  • Assist the primary care provider with processing outside referrals. Make referrals for diagnostic tests and other care outside the clinic including scheduling specialist appointments or hospital admissions.
  • Administer medications and instructs patients about medications or treatments; give immunizations for adult and child. Assist the provider in telephoning prescriptions to an outside pharmacy; authorize refills as directed by the provider and in accordance to policy and procedure.
  • Administer immunizations and TB skin tests/readings in accordance to CDC guidelines and the American Council on Immunization Practices schedule; document immunizations as per Texas Vaccines for Children Program (TVFC); enter immunizations onto ImmTrac2, obtain historical immunization information; track temperature of refrigerator/freezer as per TVFC regulations
  • Administer vision or hearing tests for well child visits in accordance to Texas Health Steps Program, for school physicals and/or as ordered by the provider.
  • Operate medical equipment such as an electrocardiogram, AED, vital signs monitor, autoclave, pulse oximeters, oxygen, etc. according to policy and procedure and manufacturer’s protocols.
  • Collect specimens, such as urine, nasal, nasopharyngeal or throat swabs and perform phlebotomy to obtain blood for lab tests; may conduct waived testing as requested.
  • Ensure surgical instruments are cleaned and sterilized in accordance to clinic policy and procedure.
  • Utilize tracking system for Pap smears and immunizations.
  • Ensure examination, treatment and procedure rooms are stocked appropriately; maintain inventory of supplies and medications.
  • Perform nursing skills (wound care, assisting the provider with pelvic examinations, inhalation therapy, etc.) in a competent and safe manner and in accordance to clinic policies/procedures.
  • Provide patient education of the disease process and prescription updates under the direction of the Primary Care Provider.
  • Conduct home visits as assigned to provide focused nursing care to patients with predictable health care needs in accordance to the Nurse Practice Act Section 15.27 and 217.11.
  • Work with patients who have communicable diseases (i.e. COVID-19, TB, HIV) ensuring that infection control standards and CDC guidelines are followed.
  • Assist the provider in caring for patients in the COVID-19 Unit with screening, testing, counseling, teaching and promoting infection control standards in accordance to CDC guidelines.
  • Participate in outreach activities (i.e. health fairs, community events) to promote healthy lifestyle changes, provide basic health screening and/or for training and education.
  • Maintain a safe, secure and healthy work environment by following, and enforcing standards and procedures and complying with legal regulations.
  • Will respond to emergency/disaster situations in accordance to the Emergency Preparedness Plan and provide immediate assistance including triage and first aid and other nursing procedures as directed by the Supervisor
  • Participate in GPRA and Meaningful Use guidelines. Gather and document statistical data in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Maintain professional knowledge and proficiency through continuing education, in-services and workshops.
  • Maintain standard and ethics at all times, to include compliance with applicable privacy regulations, if any.
  • Employee must maintain confidentiality, security and integrity of patient data and information according to applicable privacy regulations, if any.
  • Employee assures age and culturally appropriate, holistic patient care based on mission, standards and policies; adheres to standards of relevant regulatory agencies.
  • Employee participates in clinic performance improvement activities to measure, assess and improve the quality of patient care.
  • Employee must consistently be courteous to patients, staff and visitors.
  • Under limited direct supervision, makes decisions that directly affect patient well-being and comfort with moderate consequence of error.
  • To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty, including mental and physical demands and safety requirements satisfactorily.
  • Assist with scheduling patients (telephone or in-clinic visit) or appointments as necessary and as directed by the supervisor
  • Carry out the duties of the CMA/in their absence.
  • Perform such other tasks as assigned by supervisor.

Education/experience requirements:

Minimum Qualifications: Graduate of a vocational school of nursing approved by the Texas Board of Nursing.

Preferred Qualifications: Two or more years nursing experience in public health, community health or outpatient setting preferred 

Native American preference is observed:

KTTT recognizes preference for KTTT tribal members and qualified Native American tribal members including preferential treatment in recruitment, hiring, promotions, layoffs and reductions in force so long as they meet minimum job qualifications.

To apply for this job email your details to claudia.gutierrez@ktttribe.org