Texas Tech University Sr. Staff Nurse in Lubbock, Texas

Sr. Staff Nurse

Requisition ID 12738BR

Work Location Lubbock

Org Level 1 Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Campus HSC - Lubbock

Department Internal Med Dept Lbk Genl

Position Description Employees in this position generally assist the head nurse in the supervision of other clinic personnel and may substitute for this person in the event of his/her absence. May supervise and instruct subordinate nursing personnel. Receives supervision from head nurse or physician, functions independently within guidelines. May supervise ancillary nursing personnel in the performance of certain tasks, and assists in training personnel. Work is performed under usual clinic conditions and requires a high degree of contact with patients, families, and other clinic personnel and outside professionals.

Major/Essential Functions Reports data, 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 interdisciplinary

health care team.

Assists in determining the

physical and mental health status, needs,

and preferences of culturally,

ethnically, and socially diverse patients and their


Communicates patient

data using EMR to support decision-making to

improve patient care.

Implements teaching plans

for patients and their families with health

learning needs.

Participates in emergency preparedness drills in


Attends Nursing staff


Participates in the

identification of patient needs for referral to resources and facilitates

continuity of care.

Assists with or performs

exams and procedures and documents intervention in


Takes and records

accurate vital sign and


Communicates with

patients via telephone per

clinic protocols.

Prepares and operates

necessary equipment and instruments for examinations, treatments

and procedures.

Sterilizes and disinfects

medical equipment.

Stocks and Inspects

inventory of supplies in examination and treatment


Appropriately triage

incoming symptom based


Occasional Duties IV infusions

Central line and picc line removal, dressing changes, blood draws

Lunch schedule management for nursing staff

Assist providers with injections and procedures especially in rheumatology and pulmonary

Other duties as directed by the Head nurse

Required Qualifications Graduate from an approved accredited nursing program; current RN license in the State of Texas or have the ability to transfer license to Texas. Two years of Registered Nurse experience in a specialty area.

Preferred Qualifications Ambulatory and clinical nursing experience related to triage, general medicine, rheumatology, pulmonary, allergy, GI

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.

Does this position work in a research laboratory? No

Required Attachments Cover Letter

Resume / CV

Optional Attachments Professional/Personal Reference

Professional License/Certification


Job Type Full Time

Pay Basis Hourly

Minimum Hire Rate 21.28

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.

Travel Required Up to 25%

Shift Day

Grant Funded? No

Job Group Professionals

Removal Date 01/11/2019