STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group A16

Class No. 4423

LICENSED VOCATIONAL NURSE IV

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Provides advanced (senior-level) vocational nursing work. Work involves providing for the care, treatment, and general welfare of patients. May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable 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.

Oversees the application of principles and practices used to assess, prevent, and control disease.

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

Develops and implements quality assurance programs.

Develops and oversees in-service training and educational programs.

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

Monitors or oversees others who are monitoring 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.

Participates in conducting therapeutic programs.

May plan, assign, and/or 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 provide educational and safety training; to prepare and maintain records; to communicate effectively; and to plan, assign, and/or 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