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Sr Lic Vocational Nurse

at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Posted: 7/22/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 522353

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

Optional Attachments
Professional License/Certification, Recommendation/Referral

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

Maintains inventory of
supplies in examination
and procedure rooms.

 Completes Annual
Nursing Core Competency
Training and Skills Fair.

Participates in emergency
preparedness drills in

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

Attends nursing staff

Assists with or performs
exams and procedures and
documents intervention in

 Takes and records
accurate vital signs and

Assists in determining the
physical and mental health
status, needs, and
preferences of culturally,
ethnically, and socially
diverse patients and their

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

Telephone triage assessment of patients via telephone per clinic

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evaluate the educational
needs and requirements
specific to your job

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate

Pay Basis

Schedule Details
M-F days

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, 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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