Texas Tech University Head Nurse - Internal Medicine in Lubbock, Texas

Position Description

Employees in this classification are responsible for the planning, organization, direction, and evaluation of patient care services (primarily nursing services) within an assigned specialty or sub-specialty area in one of the ambulatory clinics. Persons in this position provide supervision and direction to subordinate nursing personnel, coordinating the nursing service with the medical services in order to provide an efficient and professional environment for optimum production in health care for the patient. Employees are also responsible for providing professional nursing care within the assigned area of work. Supervisory duties include but are not limited to interviewing applicants for vacant nursing positions and making the final selection, maintaining personnel records regarding leave time, evaluations, and personnel problems, conducting employee evaluations, approving and coordinating leave time for nursing personnel, and assisting personnel in setting work-related goals. Work is performed under usual clinic conditions.

Major/Essential Functions
  • Reports data, identifies and reports alterations in patient responses to assist in the identification of problems and formulation of goals/ outcomes and patient-centered plans of care in collaboration with patients, their families, and the interdisciplinary health care team.

  • Assists in determining the physical and mental health status, needs, and preferences of culturally, ethnically, and socially diverse patients and their families.

  • Communicates patient data using EMR to support decision-making to improve patient care.

  • Implements teaching plans for patients and their families with health learning needs.

  • Participates in the identification of patient needs for referral to resources and facilitates continuity of care.

  • Assists with or performs exams and procedures and documents intervention in EMR.

  • Takes and records accurate vital signs and measurements.

  • Communicates with patients via telephone per clinic protocols.

  • Prepares and operates necessary equipment and instruments for examinations, treatments, and procedures.

  • Stocks and inspects inventory of supplies in examination and treatment rooms.

  • Supervises and supports designated staff in the Center for Cardiovascular Health.

  • Serves on the Center for Cardiovascular Health Leadership Team and works closely with this group to support all efforts of the Center.

Required Qualifications

+Education:. Graduated from an approved accredited nursing program. +License/Certification:. Current RN license in the State of Texas or ability to obtain a Texas license. +Experience:. At least four years in nursing, with at least two of those years in a supervisory capacity.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working in Cardiology.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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: Head Nurse - Internal Medicine

Work Location: Lubbock

Org Level 1: Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Campus: HSC - Lubbock

Department: Internal Med Dept Lbk Genl

Does this position work in a research laboratory?: No

Required Attachments: Resume / CV Cover Letter

Job Type: Full Time

Job Group: Professionals

Pay Basis: Monthly

Minimum Hire Rate: 4413.92

Travel Required: Up to 25%

Shift: Day

Grant Funded?: No

Requisition ID: 9042BR