University of North Texas Health Science Center - Licensed Vocational Nurse - PRN (8 positions)

Fort Worth
Aug 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
* This posting is an hourly position and is non-benefits eligible.The Correctional Medicine Department at the University of North Texas Health Science Center is seeking to hire a Licensed Vocational Nurse to join our team. Position services will be scheduled on a PRN basis by UNTHSC's Correctional Medicine Department based on the coverage needs of the designated Federal Bureau of Prisons facility. Essential functions of this position include, but are not limited to:* Provide assigned nursing duties, including assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care, under the direct supervision of a registered nurse or physician. * Perform and assist with delegated clinical procedures, implement physician's orders and record observations and evaluations of patient response in a timely and detail-oriented manner. * Provide direct medical care to patients including measuring and record patients' vital signs, such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration, monitoring patients' conditions, caring for wounds, and administering medications.* Reinforce patient teaching as delegated by the RN or physician clearly documenting all patient responses in the patient record and providing updates in the patient record, accordingly.* Accept and document orders from the RN or physician consistent with facility guidelines, policies, and procedures.* Clearly communicate, verbally and in writing, patient care activities and patient conditions to appropriate parties.* Delivers quality nursing care while minimizing the risk of infection, contamination, harm, or injury to the patient.* Participate in the quality and performance improvement process, as requested, within the assigned health care facility.* All other duties as assigned within the scope of their LVN licensure to support the clinical needs of the assigned facility. The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate. The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.