Licensed Vocational Nurse - Combest ACHC ABI, Lubbock, Texas

Created 02/23/2021
Employer Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Reference 406712
Country United States
State Texas
City Lubbock
Zip 79430
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.

Major/Essential Functions

  • The primary objective of this position is to provide medical services and support to the TTUHSC School of Nursing Combest Abilene Community Health Center (ACHC).
  • Function within the nurse's legal scope of practice and in accordance with the policies and procedures of the organization and practice setting.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Texas Nursing Practice Act and the Texas Board of Nursing Rules that emphasize safety, as well as all federal, state, and local government and accreditation organization safety requirements and standards.
  • Assume responsibility and accountability for the quality of nursing care provided to patients and their families.
  • Obtain instruction, supervision, or training as needed when implementing nursing procedures.
  • Accept and make assignments and delegate tasks that take into consideration patient safety and organizational policy.
  • Communicate patient data using Electronic Health Records to support decision making to improve patient care.
  • Refer patients and their families to resources that facilitate continuity of care, health promotion, and maintenance and restoration.
  • Align with the Value Based Culture, Vision, & Mission of the TTUHSC, SON, & Combest.


Occasional Duties

  • May assist in other patient areas as assigned by supervisor.
  • May assist in generating data for reporting purposes.
  • May be required to occasionally work evening and weekend hours.


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

  • CPR \\ BLS Certified.
  • Customer service oriented.
  • Experience in providing services to patients with a diverse patient population.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience with electronic health records (EHR) documentation.
  • Experience in providing services to patients with mental illness.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English and Spanish.


Required Attachments

Professional License or Certification, Professional/Personal References, Recommendation/Referral, Resume / CV

Optional Attachments

Transcript, Other Documents Supporting Qualifications

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.

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.

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