Texas Tech University Sr Lic Vocational Nurse - Surgery Dept in Lubbock, Texas

Sr Lic Vocational Nurse - Surgery Dept

Requisition ID 13575BR

Work Location Lubbock

Org Level 1 Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Campus HSC - Lubbock

Department Surgery Dept Lbk Genl

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

  1. 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.

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

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

  4. Implements teaching plans for patients and their families with well-defined health learning needs.

  5. participates in emergency preparedness drills in the department.

  6. Attends nursing staff meetings.

  7. Participates in the identification of patient needs for referral to resources and facilitate continuity of care.

  8. Takes and records accurate vital sighs and measurements.

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

  10. Communicates with patients via telephone per clinic protocols.

  11. Prepares and operates necessary equipment and instruments for examination, treatments and procedures.

  12. Sterilizes and disinfects medical equipment and instruments.

  13. Maintains inventory of supplies in examination and procedure rooms.

  14. Completes Annual Nursing Core Competency Training and Skills Fair.

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 Basic computer skills.

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.

Does this position work in a research laboratory? No

Required Attachments Resume / CV

Job Type Full Time

Pay Basis Hourly

Minimum Hire Rate 16.89

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.

Travel Required None

Shift Day

Grant Funded? No

Job Group Technical/Paraprofessional

Removal Date 03/28/2019