Licensed Vocational Nurse, Lubbock, Texas

Created 11/25/2022
Reference 580689
Country United States
State Texas
City Lubbock
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.

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.
  • 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.
  • Implements teaching plans for patients and their families with well-defined health learning needs.
  • Participates in emergency preparedness drills in the department.
  • Attends Nursing staff meetings.
  • Participates in the identification of patient needs for referral to resources and facilitates continuity of care.
  • Assists with or performs exams and procedures and documents intervention in EMR.
  • Obtain and record accurate vital signs and measurements.
  • Communicate with patients via telephone per clinic protocols.
  • Prepares and operates necessary equipment and instruments for examinations, treatments, and procedures.
  • Sterilizes and disinfects medical equipment and instruments.
  • Maintains the inventory of supplies in examination and procedure rooms.
  • Completes Annual Nursing Core Competency Training and Skills Fair.


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.

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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