Licensed Vocational Nurse (PRN) - Correctional Medicine

Job description

UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

Posting Title:

Licensed Vocational Nurse (PRN) - Correctional Medicine


HSC-Correctional Medicine-350501

Job Location:

Fort Worth

Full Time/Part Time:


Pay Rate:

Salary commensurate with experience

Salary Information:

Salary Commensurate with experience

Department Summary:

This posting is for an hourly contract 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 Summary:

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.

Minimum 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.

Required License / Registration / Certification:

  • A valid Texas LVN License, or approved Compact State, without disciplinary actions or restrictions.
  • Current CPR (BLS) certificate.

Work Schedule:


Driving University Vehicle:


Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

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.

Physical Requirements:

None of these Listed

Posting Number:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

This posting is for an hourly contract position and is non-benefits eligible.

  • Multiple positions are available.
  • Please do not apply to this posting. Interested candidates should submit an updated resume to [email protected] and [email protected]
  • Please include updated contact information including cell phone number and e-mail address.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/8/2021
Application Due: 7/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time