Job Description

Extended Job Title
Licensed Vocational Nurse

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description
Employees in this classification are responsible for performing a wide variety of patient care activities in an assigned specialty or sub-specialty outpatient clinic. Work is performed under the direction of a licensed staff nurse and/or physician as part of a total health care team in providing complete evaluations to patients. Work is performed under usual clinic conditions, necessitating a high degree of contact with patient, families and clinic personnel.

Requisition ID
15003BR

Travel Required
None

Major/Essential Functions
Position Description:
  • Responsible for reporting 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 patients, their families, and the interdisciplinary healthcare team
  • Assists in determining the physical and mental status, needs and preferences of culturally, ethnically and socially diverse patients and their families
  • Responsible for documenting and communicating patient data using EMR to support decision-0making to improve patient care
  • Responsible for implementing teaching pans for patients and their families with well-defined health learning needs
  • Responsible for participating in the identification of patient needs for referral to resources and facilitates continuity of care
  • Responsible for assisting with or performing exams and procedures, including administration of vaccines injections and medications as ordered by the physicians. Documents intervention in EMR
  • Responsible for obtaining and recording accurate vital signs and measurements
  • Responsible for providing continued patient care and follow-up
  • Responsible for preparing and operating necessary equipment and instruments for examinations, treatments and procedures
  • Responsible for sterilizing and disinfecting medical equipment and instruments
  • Participates in emergency preparedness drills in department
  • Attends Nursing staff meetings
  • Maintains  inventory of supplies in examination and procedure rooms
  • Responsible for educating patient population on their overall health status
  • Supervision of Medical Assistants
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Nurse Manager or Sr. Staff RN


Grant Funded?
No

Minimum Hire Rate
14.48

Pay Basis
Hourly

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications:
  • One year of experience in a hospital, clinic, or community-based setting
  • Basic computer skills


Campus
HSC - El Paso

Department
Westside Practice Admin Elp

Job Type
Full Time

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.

Job Group
Technical/Paraprofessional

Shift
Day

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.

Required Qualifications
+Education:+ Completion of a Board of Nursing accredited program of vocational nursing or scheduled to complete a program of vocational nursing within 120 days of applying for a position. +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. New graduates must pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX- PN) on the first attempt. +Experience:+ No experience required.

Does this position work in a research laboratory?
No

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