Legacy Community Health Services Nurse Practitioner - YES/Prep Northside in Houston (YES Prep Northside), Texas
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.
Must have minimum 2 years experience as a Nurse Practitioner in a Pediatric and/or School-Based clinical environment.
The Nurse Practitioner – School-Based (YES Prep) Health Program will be responsible for administering care to children within the School-Based (YES Prep) program clinic setting, as well as family members of enrolled students in the YES Prep Program under the supervision of physicians.
Follow Nurse Practice Act for their licensure.
Will perform routine pediatric care in school-based community clinics including medical procedures and drug treatments according to procedures, policy, and protocols.
Assist the Medical Director and Director of School Based Clinics in the ongoing assessment of client services and will report any need for improvement in those areas. Work with the team in ongoing clinic development and implementation.
Document all client care as appropriate in a timely manner.
Assess, treat, and provide medical services to clinic clients.
Consult with clients by telephone, triaging, and referring these clients to services as appropriate.
May be asked to assist other providers in future as needed due to clinic expansion.
Participate in on-call duties as directed if needed.
Ensure evaluation of lab results as well as other testing results with follow-up of abnormal values as appropriate.
Consultation with and referral of complex and high priority cases to the physician on duty with regard to complicated diagnostic problems, serious illness, re-evaluation of chronic conditions, etc.
Assist in patient education, preventative health care, as well as health maintenance concepts.
Participate in IDT.
Participates in the Performance Improvement Program.
Other duties as assigned including school-based clinic registration activities and educational activities.
Initiates an appropriate assessment of patient's health status.
Obtains patients’ health history from interview of patient and others, and from review of pertinent health records.
Performs physical examinations.
Consults with colleagues, supervising Physicians, specialists, and other health professionals as appropriate.
Orders pertinent diagnostic tests and procedures.
Performs diagnostic tests and procedures and therapeutic procedures, within the scope of practice, including venipuncture; intradermal tests; intramuscular and subcutaneous injections; application of dressings and bandages; administration of medications; cardiopulmonary resuscitation; auditory screening; visual screening; and aseptic techniques.
Collects specimens for and carries out commonly performed blood, urine, and stool analyses and cultures.
Interprets health information and establishes diagnoses consistent with the accumulated data.
Formulates treatment plan, ensuring timely provision of necessary health care services.
Orders necessary medications and other therapeutic equipment and supplies within the scope of practice.
Educates and informs patients regarding the nature of the illness and the progress of evaluation and treatment.
Educates patients regarding health promotion and disease prevention.
Analyzes accumulated health information and collects additional observational, interview, historical, physical examination, and diagnostic data, modifying treatment as appropriate.
Makes health record entries which are legible, concise, and timely.
Advocates for the rights of patients.
Provides primary clinical therapy and treatment of individual and groups of patient(s).
Participates in formulating, interpreting, implementing, and evaluating objectives, policies, and procedures.
Participates in various committees to improve the quality of health care.
Participates in the collection and preparation of reports on patient care activities.
Conducts audits related to advanced practice health care techniques and takes part in quality assurance programs.
Maintains current knowledge in the field of practice and informs staff of changes.
Performs other related work as required
Participates in the Performance Improvement Program.
Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors and fellow employees to insure a professional, responsible and courteous environment.
Promotes effective working relations and works effectively as part of a team to facilitate the department’s ability to meet its goals and objectives.
Attends all required safety training programs and can describe his/her responsibilities related to general safety, department/service safety, specific job–related hazards.
Attends all required safety education programs.
Operates assigned equipment and performs all procedures in a safe manner as instructed.
Maintains work area and equipment in condition required by Legacy standards.
Demonstrates proper body mechanics in all functions.
Checks on the patient’s environment and equipment to insure safety. Reports safety concerns promptly to appropriate personnel.
Follows Legacy’s exposure control plans/blood-borne and airborne pathogens.
Demonstrates knowledge of techniques, procedures and correct use of protective barrier equipment (Universal Precautions).
Assures a safe environment by instituting appropriate control measures.
Attends annual education programs.
Education & Training Requirements
- Current license from the Texas Board of Nursing and completion of program at an accredited school.
Must be able to use electronic medical record with proficiency.
Ideal candidate is independent, enthusiastic and highly motivated, 2-5 years experience is preferred.
School-based (YES Prep or KIPP) clinic experience is highly desired. Bilingual in Spanish is a plus.
School Holidays + 1 Floating Holiday
403b Retirement Plan
Medical / Vision / Dental (if eligible)