Job Description

Extended Job Title
Registered Nurse (RN) - 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 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.

Requisition ID

Travel Required

Major/Essential Functions
  1. Direct and coordinate clinical activities of ENT nursing staff at HSC and remote locations.
  2. Communicates with patients via telephone per clinic protocols.
  3. Prepares and operates necessary equipment and instruments for examination, treatments and procedures.
  4. Sterilizes and disinfects medical equipment and instruments.
  5. Maintains inventory of supplies in examination and procedure rooms.
  6. Completes Annual Nursing core Competency Training and Skills Fair.
  7. Participates in emergency preparedness drills in department.
  8. Attends nursing staff meetings.
  9. Participates in the identification of patient needs for referral to resources and facilitate continuity of care.
  10. Assist with or performs exams and procedures and documents intervention in EMR.
  11. Takes and records accurate vital signs and measurements.
  12. Assists in determining the physical and mental health status, needs, and preferences of culturally, ethnically, and socially diverse patients and their families.
  13. Communicates patient data using EMR to support decision-making to improve patient care.
  14. Refills and/or sends medications to pharmacies according to clinic and facility policy.
  15. Administers medications either orally or by injection.
  16. Hire, train, and counsel assigned ENT Staff and monitor performance.
  17. Serve as backup nurse when needed.
  18. Perform ENT employee evaluations for immediate subordinates.
  19. Work with ENT physicians and ENT administrators to develop clinical, facility and equipment needs assessment.
  20. Formulate and implement ongoing JCAHO approved technical training programs for ENT nurses.
  21. Approve expenditures of daily consumable ENT clinical supplies within established budgetary guidelines.
  22. Establish ENT clinical protocols.
  23. Prepare reports on ENT clinic utilization, patient flow, and quality improvement monitors.
  24. Assure all ENT clinic facilities and equipment at HSC and remote facilities are functional.
  25. Monitor patient satisfaction and patient complaints.
  26. Analyze assessment data to identify problems, formulate goals/outcomes, and develop plans of care for patients and their families using evidence-based practice in collaborations with patients, their families, and the interdisciplinary health care team members.
  27. Develop and maintain a good working relationship with ENT nurses to ensure high staff satisfaction and morale.
  28. Performs investigation of accidents/injuries and generates Occurrence Reports for unexpected outcomes.
  29. Works with ENT faculty physicians to develop, implement, and evaluate teaching plans for patients and their families to address health promotion, maintenance and restoration.
  30. Conducts departmental emergency response drills and ensure participation of staff in organizational emergency preparedness drills.
  31. Work under the supervision of ENT Administrator to assure effective nursing operations.
  32. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:  Serves as a Mentor and promotes, assesses, and evaluates the educational needs and requirements specific to job disciplines of your staff and self within your departmental assignment.
  33. Performs other duties as assigned.

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate

Pay Basis

Work Location

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

HSC - Lubbock

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.

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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
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.
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.
No experience required.

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