Texas Tech University Correctional LVN H97218 in Amarillo, Texas

Position Description

Employees in this classification are responsible for performing a wide variety of patient care activities in an assigned correctional facility. They function within their legal scope of practice adn in accordance with the policies and procedures of the organization and practice setting. Work is performed under the direction of a registered nurse as part of a total correctional managed health care team in providing safe and competent care to patients.

Major/Essential Functions

Reports data, identifies and reports alterations in patient responses to assist in the identification of problems and formulation of goals/ outcomes. Prepares and operates necessary equipment and instruments for examinations, treatments and procedures. Assists with or performs exams and procedures and documents intervention in EMR. Administer or assist with the administration and documentation of medications. Register and discharge offender patients. Goes on emergency cell-side calls as needed, handles walk-in patient assessment, BP checks, EKGs, DOTs, insulin, etc. Handles all CID nursing duties (ex: chain/DOI, administers vaccines and/or medications, reports and follows up on infectious diseases, monthly CID reports, etc.).

Required Qualifications

License/Certification: * Current Vocational Nurse License in the State of Texas or ability to transfer license to Texas. * Current CPR certification Education: * Graduated from an approved accredited nursing program Experience: * None

Preferred Qualifications

Basic computer skills. Electronic Medical Records (EMR).

EEO Statement

As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Pay Statement

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Extended Job Title: Correctional LVN H97218

Work Location: Amarillo

Org Level 1: Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Campus: HSC - Correctional Managed Health Care

Department: Amarillo Neal Unit

Job Type: Full Time

Job Group: Technical/Paraprofessional

Pay Basis: Hourly

Minimum Hire Rate: 16.89 (Negotiable)

Travel Required: None

Shift: Day

Schedule Details: 6:00 am to 6:00 pm

Grant Funded?: No

Requisition ID: 8989BR