STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION
Salary Group A13
Class No. 4421
Provides routine (journey-level) vocational nursing work. Work involves providing for the care, treatment, and general welfare of patients. May train others. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Administers medication orally, rectally, internally, or by injection.
Monitors patients for treatments and procedures.
Monitors patients’ temperature, pulse, and respiration and prepares documentation by recording results.
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 diseases.
Maintains records pertaining to medication, deaths, illnesses, and the transfer of patients.
Makes rounds or home visits.
Prepares charts and documentation providing nursing and medical summaries.
May participate in conducting therapeutic programs.
May inventory medical supplies or instruments.
May train others.
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, to communicate effectively, and to train others.
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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