Texas Tech University Senior LVN - Orthopaedic Surgery in Lubbock, Texas

Senior LVN - Orthopaedic Surgery

Requisition ID 11319BR

Work Location Lubbock

Org Level 1 Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Campus HSC - Lubbock

Department Ortho Surgery Dept Lbk Genl

Position Description 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.

Major/Essential Functions The Texas Tech Physicians Orthopaedic Surgery Clinic is committed to working together to provide high quality and compassionate care to the people we serve. Our clinic is a fast-paced, team-oriented environment dedicated to caring for patients with orthopaedic injuries and problems.

The Senior LVN will take part in our mission by:

  • Welcoming patients warmly with compassion

  • Listening carefully to patient needs presented face to face or over the phone and communicating a clear and accurate response

  • Supporting busy orthopaedic providers to schedule surgeries, give injections, cast and splint, provide wound care and dressing changes, and general follow up care for injuries and problems

  • Implementing teaching plans for patients and their families with well-defined health learning needs

  • Working collaboratively with other health care team members to ensure patient needs are met and clinic operations are efficient

  • Taking and recording accurate vital signs and measurements as well as assisting with exams and procedures

  • Maintaining a clean and tidy clinic space including sterilizing and disinfecting medical equipment and instruments

  • Identifying needs for improvement and opportunities to recognize excellence in the performance of all team members

Required Qualifications + 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in Orthopaedic clinic

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, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Does this position work in a research laboratory? No

Required Attachments Cover Letter

Resume / CV

Job Type Full Time

Pay Basis Hourly

Minimum Hire Rate 16.89

Pay Statement Pay range 16.89-25.34

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.

Travel Required None

Shift Day

Grant Funded? No

Job Group Technical/Paraprofessional

Removal Date 08/08/2018