STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group A15

Class No. 4422

LICENSED VOCATIONAL NURSE III

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Provides highly complex (senior-level) vocational nursing work.  Work involves providing for the care, treatment, and general welfare of patients.  May supervise the work of others.  Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Oversees the preparation and maintenance of patient records and reports and reviews documentation for completeness.

Evaluates nursing intervention outcomes and confers with other health care team members as necessary.

Coordinates and monitors quality assurance programs.

Develops and coordinates in-service training and educational programs.

Administers medication orally, rectally, internally, or by injection.

Monitors patients before, during, and after treatments and procedures are completed.

Monitors patients’ temperature, pulse, and respiration and prepares documentation by recording results.

Collects samples for laboratory examination and performs routine laboratory tests on samples.

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.

Participates in conducting therapeutic programs.

May supervise the work of 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 supervise the work of 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.


State Auditor’s Office

Reviewed 9-1-17