Licensed Vocational Nurse - PRN (8 positions)

Job description


Requisition Number

Job Title
Licensed Vocational Nurse - PRN (8 positions)

Correctional Medicine - 350501

Quick Link


Department Overview
**This posting is an hourly position and is non-benefits eligible.**

This Licensed Vocational Nurse - PRN position will be located within the University of North Texas Health Science Center's (UNTHSC) Office of Finance & Operations and assigned to the Correctional Medicine Department (CMD). This position will report to CMD's Clinical Operations Manager.

This position will responsible for providing Licensed Vocational Nursing Services for UNTHSC's Comprehensive Medical Services contracts with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). Services will be provided on-site and within the secure perimeter of a Federal Bureau of Prisons correctional facility.

Position Details
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.

Responsibilities of the 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 and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Required Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited school of nursing and two (2) years of related experience. A valid Texas LVN License and a current CPR (BLS) certificate are required.

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

* Two years of demonstrated LVN experience in an outpatient clinic and/or inpatient setting.

Special Instructions to Applicants
**This posting is an hourly position and is non-benefits eligible.**

Applicants must submit a resume with their online application.

Pay Rate
Commensurate with Experience

Pay Basis

Job Type

Application Types Accepted
Main Form

Occupational Exposure to HIV/HBV?

Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals?

Occupational Exposure to Tuberculosis?

Security Sensitive?

Require a valid Texas Driver's License?

Require a certification?

If required, please list all certifications required for this position.
* A valid Texas LVN License, or approved Compact State, without disciplinary actions or restrictions.
* Current CPR (BLS) certificate.


Official Job Title

Job Open Date

Job Close Date
Open Until Filled

Job Category





Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 12/13/2018
Application Due: 2/11/2019
Work Type: