Texas Tech University Sr Lic Vocational Nurse in Lubbock, Texas

Position Description

Employees in this classification are experienced LVN's responsible for performing a wide variety of patient care activities in an assigned specialty or subspecialty outpatient clinic. Work is performed under the direction of a staff nurse and/or physician as part of a total health care team in providing complete evaluations to patients. Works under the direct supervision of staff nurse or physician. No delegated supervisory authority; may instruct co-workers and supervise them in the performance of special procedures. Work is performed under usual clinic conditions, necessitating a high degree of contact with patients, families and clinic personnel.

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 Implements teaching plans for patients and their families with well-defined health learning needs Attends nursing staff meetings Participates in emergency preparedness drills in department. Completes Annual Nursing Core Competency Training and Skills Fair Maintains inventory of supplies in examination and procedure rooms. Sterilizes and disinfects medical equipment and instruments. Communicates with patients via telephone per clinic protocols. Prepares and operates necessary equipment and instruments for examination, treatments and procedures. Takes and records accurate vital signs and measurements. Assists with or performs exams and procedures and documents intervention in EMR. Participates in the identification of patient needs for referral to PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Promote, Assess, and evaluate the educational needs and requirements specific to your job discipline resources and facilitate continuity of care. 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.

Required Qualifications

+Education:. Completion of a Board of Nursing accredited program of vocational nursing. +License/Certification:. Current Vocational Nursing license in the state of Texas or the attainment of a temporary permit from the Board of Nursing to practice vocational nursing pending full licensure in the state of Texas. +Experience:. At least two years of LVN experience in a hospital, clinic or community-based environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Nephrology, general medicine, allergy, and pulmonary nursing preferred but not required

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: Sr Lic Vocational Nurse

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: Professional License or Certification Professional/Personal References Resume / CV

Job Type: Full Time

Job Group: Technical/Paraprofessional

Pay Basis: Hourly

Minimum Hire Rate: 16.89

Travel Required: None

Shift: Day

Schedule Details: M-F

Grant Funded?: No

Requisition ID: 8999BR