Licensed Vocational Nurse III - Neurology

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
210001UH Requisition #

Department: Neurology

Location: Texas Medical Center- Houston, TX

Position Type: Full Time/ Non-Exempt 


Position Summary:

Functions as a member of the clinical team providing focused care to assigned patients with predictable healthcare needs.  Aims to provide care that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Performs responsibilities in a manner that promotes quality patient care and customer service/satisfaction.
  • Directed practice under supervision of registered nurse, advanced practice nurse, physician assistant, physician, dentist or podiatrist.
  • Assures compliance with quality standards, and regulatory and accrediting agency specifications to meet federal, state and local standards.
  • Assists clinical and administrative staff in formulating goals and objectives to meet both qualitative and quantitative outcomes.
  • Serves as preceptor to LVN and MA staff.
  • Functions under own license providing technical component of care such as medication administration and clinical procedures.
  • Collects data and performs focused patient assessments.
  • Participates in the plan of care.
  • Implements appropriate plan of care within scope of practice. 
  • Solicits orders or initiates standing orders for prescription refills and implements standing delegation orders as necessary for specific population management.
  • Implements teaching plans for patients with well-defined health problems and well-defined learning needs.
  • Provides direct basic care to assigned patients.
  • Performs all functions related to clinic and patient flow to include clinic preparation, supply stocking, EHR review, preparation for and assistance with procedures, scheduling appointments.
  • May manage, evaluate, and coordinate the vocational nursing personnel and the direction of services for optimum patient care.
  • May manage Human Resources activities of department in regards to: recruiting and selection, hiring and termination, training, professional development, mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations, and salary planning.  
  • Respects and maintains privacy and confidentiality per HIPAA guidelines.
  • Adheres to standards of practice for vocational nurses.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Current Texas Licensure as a Licensed Vocational Nurse
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certified

Minimum Education:

  • Completion of an accredited LVN Program.

Minimum Experience:

  • Six years of experience; previous supervisory experience preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

  • This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Office of Benefits Website.

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