Job Description

Extended Job Title
Licensed Vocational Nurse - Orthopaedic Hand Center

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
512701 - Ortho Surgery Dept Lbk Genl

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.

Requisition ID

Travel Required

Major/Essential Functions

The Texas Tech Physicians Orthopaedic Surgery Clinic is committed to working together to provide high quality and compassionate care to the people we serve. Our clinic is a fast-paced, team-oriented environment dedicated to caring for patients with orthopaedic injuries and problems.

LVN will take part in our mission by:

  • Welcoming patients warmly with compassion

  • Listening carefully to patient needs presented face to face or over the phone and communicating a clear and accurate response

  • Supporting busy orthopaedic hand center providers to schedule surgeries, give injections, cast and splint, provide wound care and dressing changes, and general follow up care for injuries and problems

  • Implementing teaching plans for patients and their families with well-defined health learning needs

  • Working collaboratively with other health care team members to ensure patient needs are met and clinic operations are efficient

  • Taking and recording accurate vital signs and measurements as well as assisting with exams and procedures

  • Maintaining a clean and tidy clinic space including sterilizing and disinfecting medical equipment and instruments

  • Identifying needs for improvement and opportunities to recognize excellence in the performance of all team members

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate

Pay Basis

Work Location

HSC - Lubbock

Ortho Surgery 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
Research Technicians


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 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.

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