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Sr Lic Vocational Nurse

at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Posted: 11/10/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 543750

Job Description

Extended Job Title
Sr Lic Vocational Nurse

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
512301 - Internal Med 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.

Requisition ID

Travel Required
Up to 25%

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.

Communicates with patients via telephone and secure patient portal per clinic protocols

Prepares and operates necessary equipment and instruments for examination, treatments and procedures
Sterilizes and disinfects medical equipment and instruments. 

Maintains inventory of supplies in examination and procedure rooms.

Completes Annual Nursing Core Competency Training and Skills Fair.

Participates in emergency preparedness drills in department. 

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

Attends nursing staff meetings.

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

Takes and records accurate vital signs and measurements.

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.

Telephone triage assessment of patients via telephone per clinic protocols.

Promote, Assess, and evaluate the educational needs and requirements specific to your job discipline

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate

Pay Basis

Work Location

Preferred Qualifications

General Internal Medicine experience.  Basic Computer skills.  Punctuality, dependability, and positive attitude are a must.

HSC - Lubbock

Internal Med Dept Lbk Genl

Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Professional License or Certification, Resume / CV

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
Skilled Technicians

Occasional Duties
Covering other clinics, when the need arises, and completing patient and physician messages, refills on medications (per protocol).


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. +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.

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