Registered Nurse (RN) - Combest Wellness Center LB, Lubbock, Texas

Created 11/25/2022
Reference 580691
Country United States
State Texas
City Lubbock
Position Description

Employees in this classification are responsible for providing professional nursing care in an assigned specialty or sub-specialty clinic. They perform a variety of general and specialized nursing duties as part of a total health care team to provide the patient with complete evaluations. Employees in this position generally assist the head nurse in the supervision of other clinic personnel and may substitute for this person in the event of his/her absence. May supervise and instruct subordinate nursing personnel. Receives supervision from head nurse or physician, functions independently within guidelines. May supervise ancillary nursing personnel in the performance of certain tasks, and assists in training personnel. Work is performed under usual clinic conditions and requires a high degree of contact with patients, families, and other clinic personnel and outside professionals.

Major/Essential Functions

The primary objective of this position is to provide support for patient care of the TTUHSC School of Nursing Larry Combest Community Health & Wellness Center (LCCHWC) Senior House Call Program (SHC).

  • Function within the nurse’s legal scope of practice and in accordance with the policies and procedures of the organization and practice setting.
  • 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.
  • Phone triage to determine the physical and mental health status, needs, and preferences of culturally, ethnically, and socially diverse patients and their families based upon interpretation of comprehensive health assessment findings.
  • Analyze assessment data to identify problems, formulate goals/outcomes, and develop plans of care for patients and their families using information from evident-based practice in collaboration with patients, their families, and the interdisciplinary health care team.
  • Refer patients and their families to resources that facilitate continuity of care, health promotion, maintenance and restoration.
  • Responsible for appropriate and timely interaction with community partners and other health related agencies for patient care management.

    This position is subject to the CMS vaccination mandate.


Occasional Duties

  • Attend required institutional and departmental training sessions.
  • Attend and participate in departmental meetings.
  • Complete required training(s) and CEUs.
  • Staff RN will be required to review patient charts and provide outcomes for performance management, quality improvement, and required reporting.


Required Qualifications

Education:
Completion of a Board of Nursing accredited program of professional nursing or scheduled to complete a program of professional nursing within 120 days of applying for a position.

License/Certification:
Current Registered Nursing license in the state of Texas or the attainment of a temporary permit from the Board of Nursing to practice professional nursing pending full licensure in the state of Texas. New graduates must pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX- RN) on the first attempt.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two to three years of experience working in a hospital, ambulatory clinic, or community-based setting.
  • CPRBLS Certified.
  • Electronic Health Records (EHR) experience.
  • Experience in collecting and processing lab specimens.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other clinic staff, supervisor, departments, and outside entities to provide quality healthcare to the patient and families with experience in case management.
  • Demonstrate the ability to make decisions and think critically in compliance with the TTUHSC, SON, and LCCHWC such as HIPAA, Compliance, and Safety.
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently with limited supervision.
  • Ability to interact effectively and communicate effectively with patients, providers, staff, and other entities.
  • Experience in reviewing patient charts for quality indicators.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English & Spanish. Effectively expresses ideas/information in a complete, clear, concise, organized, and timely manner appropriate for the audience.


Optional Attachments

Professional/Personal Reference, Recommendation/Referral, Other Documents Supporting Qualifications

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.

Jeanne Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal statute requiring colleges and universities participating in federal financial aid programs to maintain and disclose campus crime statistics and security information. By October 1 of each year, institutions must publish and distribute their Annual Campus Security Policy & Crime Statistics Report (ASR) to current and prospective students and employees. You can locate this report through our website at: https://www.ttuhsc.edu/emergency/clery-report.aspx .
Employer Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

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