Sr Lic Vocational Nurse

  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Odessa, Texas
  • Oct 31, 2021
Public Health

Job Description

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

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; Attends departmental nursing and/or clinic meetings; Participates in the identification of patient needs for referral to resources and facilitate continuity of care; 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; 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 health care team; Implements teaching plans for patients and their families with well defined health learning needs; Communicates with patients via telephone per clinic protocols; Prepares and operates necessary equipment and instruments for examination, treatments and procedures.

Occasional Duties

May room patients as needed; may cover in other IM/Endo clinics as needed; Other duties as assigned by department and/for clinic supervisors.

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

Completion of a Board of Nursing accredited program of vocational nursing; Current Vocational Nursing license in the State of Texas; At least two (2) years of LVN experience in a hospital, clinic or community based environment; Working knowledge of GE Centricity and Cerner (EMR).

Required Attachments

Resume / CV

Optional Attachments

Professional License/Certification

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.

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.

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Job Address

Odessa, Texas United States View Map