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Licensed Vocational Nurse - Surgery

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Job Location:
Health and Medical Services


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.

HSC - Amarillo

Department: Surgery Ama Genl

Major/Essential Functions
Prepares/checks patient charts/previews clinic schedule of day's appointments to ensure that all charts are complete prior to clinic appointments.
Assist physician with exams and various specialized procedures.
Collect specimens for lab test, x-rays and procedures and records in patient chart.
Direct nurse contact and focus on Bariatric program.
Support and delivery of patient care taking patients history, vitals, weight and height and recording in patient chart. Reviewing patient allergies, medications and medical complaints and documenting in EMR.
Clean and stock patient rooms.
Monitor inventory and report needed items to Sr. LVN.
Phone Triage. Returning calls and notifies the appropriate physician about patient's complaints and questions as soon as possible

Occasional Duties
Evaluate stock room for expired supplies and medications.
Autoclaving- Cleaning instruments
Maintain current meaningful use elements in EMR.
Maintains current nursing training and certificate/license/ continuing education. 

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.

Preferred Qualifications
Bilingual preferred
Previous clinical nursing experience

Required Attachments
Professional License or Certification, Professional/Personal References, Resume / CV

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 website.

EEO Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

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Pay Basis: Hourly

Pay Grade Minimum

Pay Grade Maximum

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

Travel Required: None

Does this position work in a research laboratory?: No

Army Military Occupational Specialty Code

Navy Enlisted Classification Code
290X, HM
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