STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION
Salary Group A11
Class No. 4420
Performs entry-level vocational nursing work. Work involves providing for the care, treatment, and general welfare of patients. Works under close supervision, with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Administers medication orally, rectally, internally, or by injection.
Monitors and charts patients’ weight, diet, feeding problems, and vital signs.
Collects samples for laboratory examination and performs routine laboratory tests on samples.
Counsels patients with specific health goals.
Conducts appropriate screening tests.
Applies principles and practices to assess, prevent, and control disease.
Maintains records pertaining to medication, deaths, illnesses, and the transfer of patients.
Makes rounds or home visits.
Prepares patients for tests, therapy, or treatments.
Assists in the preparation of charts and documentation providing nursing and medical summaries.
Assists medical staff in examining and caring for patients.
Assists with conducting the inventory of medical supplies and instruments.
Performs related work as assigned.
GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES
Experience and Education
Experience in nursing work. Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent or from an approved vocational or practical nursing education program is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of nursing procedures and techniques and of the principles and processes used in providing appropriate patient care.
Skill in using reasoning to identify problems, in considering appropriate resolution of situations, and in the operation of computers and applicable computer software.
Ability to provide patient medical care, to prepare and maintain records, and to communicate effectively.
Registration, Certification, or Licensure
Must be licensed as a licensed vocational nurse by the State of Texas or a state that recognizes reciprocity through the Nurse Licensure Compact.
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