Sr Lic Vocational Nurse
Sr Lic Vocational Nurse
Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr
Org Level 7
512301 - Internal Med Dept Lbk Genl
Employees in this classification are experienced LVN's responsible for performing a wide variety of patient care activities in an assigned specialty or subspecialty outpatient clinic. Work is performed under the direction of a staff nurse and/or physician as part of a total health care team in providing complete evaluations to patients. Works under the direct supervision of staff nurse or physician. No delegated supervisory authority; may instruct co-workers and supervise them in the performance of special procedures. Work is performed under usual clinic conditions, necessitating a high degree of contact with patients, families and clinic personnel.
Up to 25%
Conducts face-to-face appointments with patients on Coumadin therapy to perform INRs to determine dosing outcomes and ensure result is within therapeutic range. Also provides ongoing patient education to promote proactive awareness and lifestyle choices consistent with anticoagulation therapy risks.
Tracks INR test results submitted by remote labs for patients who reside outside Lubbock. Evaluates dosing outcomes and ensures result is within therapeutic range. Communicates therapeutic status via telephone to remotely managed patient population. Also provides ongoing patient education to promote proactive awareness and lifestyle choices consistent with anticoagulation therapy risks.
Communicates patient data using EMR to support decision-making to improve patient care.
Implements anticoagulation therapy for patients and their families with health learning needs.
Participates in emergency preparedness drills in department.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Hire Rate
HSC - Lubbock
Internal Med Dept Lbk Genl
Resume / CV
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.
Assists in other clinics as needed.
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.
+Education:+ Completion of a Board of Nursing accredited program of vocational nursing. +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. +Experience:+ At least two years of LVN experience in a hospital, clinic or community-based environment.
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