Posting Number: SRGV6305
Number of Vacancies: 1
Location: Edinburg, Texas
Department: College of Education and P-16 Integration / Human Development and School Services
Scope of Job:
To provide assistance to the professional nursing staff and physicians at the clinical area assigned. Responsible for assisting in the treatment and care of patients not requiring the specialization and/or skills of a professional nurse.
Description of Duties:
• Assists the physician in the clinics as appropriate for patient’s needs to include ensuring provider’s orders are completed in appropriate manner. • Prepares rooms for clinic, prepares patient’s charts and patients to be seen by the provider. • Collects samples for laboratory examination and performs routine laboratory tests on samples. • Administers vaccines and screening tests under supervision as recommended by the CDC (Center for Disease Control) guidelines and clinical area policies. • Follows up on all persons with reactions to vaccines and uses the appropriate precautions including the methods of administration and knowledge of side effects for each vaccine. • Assists registered nurses and providers with health education, treatments, and procedures. • Completes appropriate paperwork. • Ensures adequate levels of supplies and equipment are maintained for diagnostic and treatment procedures. • Maintains confidentiality in all matters. • Participates as a member of an interprofessional health care team. • Inspects incoming medication for and provides proper storage. • Performs other duties as assigned.
General supervision from assigned supervisor.
May provide minimal supervision to assigned staff.
High school graduation or equivalent. Graduate of an accredited Licensed Vocational Nurse program from an approved school of Nursing.
Current Texas Licensure as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification course accredited by the American Heart Association
One (1) year of experience in vocational nursing.
Use of standard office equipment and equipment related to vocational nursing. Telemedicine and related equipment.
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Usual office or clinical ambulatory patient care facility conditions. Some evening and /or weekend work may be required.
Professionalism, Tact, diplomacy, discretion, and confidentiality of medical information required in all matters. Possible exposure to combustible materials. Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens.
Physical Capabilities: N/A
Employment Category: Full-Time
Minimum Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date: 11/01/2022
Grant Funded Position: Yes
If Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date: 08/31/2023
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant, Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following: *Date of Birth *Gender *Ethnicity/Race Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days. If you have any questions, please visit our Careers site at https://careers.utrgv.edu for detailed contact information.
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.
All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.
To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/36298