Licensed Vocational Nurse


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.

Org Level 7

523201 – Pediatrics Ama Genl

Org Level 1

Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr


HSC – Amarillo


Pediatrics Ama Genl

Major/Essential Functions

Takes and records accurate vital signs and measurements. 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. 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 health care team. Assists with or performs exams and procedures and documents intervention in EMR. Implements teaching plans for patients and their families with well defined health learning needs. Communicates with patients via telephone per clinic protocols. Sterilizes and disinfects medical equipment and instruments. Maintains inventory of supplies in examination and procedure rooms. Completes annual Nursing Core Competency Training and Skills Fair.  Attends departmental nursing and/or clinic meetings. Participates in the identification of patient needs for referral to resources and facilitates continuity of care. Prepares and operates necessary equipment and instruments for examination, treatments and procedures.

Occasional Duties

Assist CNA as needed with Infusion order submission and prior-authorizations. Rx prior-authorizations, Procedure prior-authorizations, such as MRI, CT, etc. 

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

English and Spanish bilingual

Required Attachments

Cover Letter, Resume / CV

Optional Attachments

Professional/Personal Reference

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.

Jeanne Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal statute requiring colleges and universities participating in federal financial aid programs to maintain and disclose campus crime statistics and security information. By October 1 of each year, institutions must publish and distribute their Annual Campus Security Policy & Crime Statistics Report (ASR) to current and prospective students and employees. You can locate this report through our website at: https://www.ttuhsc.edu/emergency/clery-report.aspx.

Pay Basis


Pay Grade Minimum


Pay Grade Maximum


Grant Funded?


Job Type

Full Time

Job Group

Skilled Technicians



Travel Required


Does this position work in a research laboratory?


Army Military Occupational Specialty Code


Navy Enlisted Classification Code

290X, HM

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