Job Description

Extended Job Title
Registered Nurse (RN) - Staff

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
512301 - Internal Med Dept Lbk Genl

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
16139BR

Travel Required
None

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 healthcare
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 health learning needs.

Participates in emergency preparedness drills in 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.

Takes and records accurate vital signs and measurements.

Communicates with patients via telephone per
clinic protocols.

Prepares and operates necessary equipment and instruments for
examinations, treatments, and procedures.
Sterilizes and disinfects medical equipment.

Stocks and inspects inventory of supplies in
examination and treatment rooms.

Completes Annual Nursing Core Competency Training.

Appropriately triage incoming symptom based
calls.

Professional Development: Promote,
Assess, and Evaluate the educational needs and
requirements specific to your job discipline. 
 
Pursue Insulin Pump Certification and become
proficient in placing and managing CGM
devices.
 

Grant Funded?
No

Minimum Hire Rate
18.24

Pay Basis
Hourly

Schedule Details
Monday-Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Work Location
Lubbock

Preferred Qualifications
Endocrinology experience; General Internal Medicine experience

Campus
HSC - Lubbock

Department
Internal Med Dept Lbk Genl

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
Professionals

Occasional Duties
Downloading insulin pumps to computer program to create reports.
Cleaning/disinfecting glucose sensor devices per protocol.  Creating inventory lists of supplies if so assigned.
Transporting patients to the hospital or Emergency Department when higher level of care is needed.  Covering other clinic assignments when the need arises.

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 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.
Experience:
No experience required.

Does this position work in a research laboratory?
No

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