Job Description

Extended Job Title
Licensed Vocational Nurse-Otolaryngology

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
514101 - Otolaryngology Lbk

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
18591BR

Travel Required
None

Major/Essential Functions
  1. Reports data, indentifies 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. 
  2. Implements teaching plans for patients and their families with well-defined health learning needs.
  3. Communicates with patients wia telephone per clinic protocols.
  4. Prepares and operates necessary equipment and instruments for examination, treatments and procedures.
  5. Sterilizes and disinfects medical equipment and instruments. 
  6. Maintains inventory of supplies in examination and procedure rooms.
  7. Completes Annual Nursing Core Compentency Training and Skills Fair.
  8. Participates in emergency preparedness drills in the Department.
  9. Attends nursing staff meetings.
  10. Participates in the identification of patient needs for referral to resources and facilitate continuity of care..
  11. Assist with or performs exams and procedures and documents intervention in EMR.
  12. Takes and records accurate vital signs and measurements.
  13. Assist in determining the physical and mental health status, needs and preferences of culturally, ethnically, and socially diverse patients and their families.
  14. Communicates patient data using EMR to support decision-making to improve patient care.
  15. Refills and/or sends medications to pharmacies according to clinic and facility policy.
  16. Administers medications either orally or by injection.
  17. Professional Development.


Grant Funded?
No

Minimum Hire Rate
14.48

Pay Basis
Hourly

Work Location
Lubbock

Preferred Qualifications
Basic computer skills, basic knowledge of setting up for sterile procedures.

Campus
HSC - Lubbock

Department
Otolaryngology Lbk

Required Attachments
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
Technical/Paraprofessional

Shift
Day

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.

Does this position work in a research laboratory?
No

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