Sr. Staff Nurse – SON Combest Abilene ACHC

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
March 18, 2023
Abilene, TX
Job Type


Position Description

Employees in this position generally assist the head nurse in the supervision of other clinic personnel and may substitute for this person in the event of his/her absence. May supervise and instruct subordinate nursing personnel. Receives supervision from head nurse or physician, functions independently within guidelines. May supervise ancillary nursing personnel in the performance of certain tasks, and assists in training personnel. Work is performed under usual clinic conditions and requires a high degree of contact with patients, families, and other clinic personnel and outside professionals.

Major/Essential Functions

* Function within the nurse's legal scope of practice and in accordance with the policies and procedures of the organization and practice setting.

* Supervise and/or delegate nursing care to other members of the health care team using evidence-based practice in accordance with departmental staffing model.

* Assists Clinic Director with development, maintenance, revision and evaluation of protocols; provide daily supervision of nurses and subordinates to include scheduling, activity overview and daily duties and function.

* Reports data, identifies and reports alterations in patient responses to assist in the identification of problems and formulation of goals outcomes and patient-centered plans of care in collaboration with patients, their families, and the interdisciplinary health care team.

* Determine the physical and mental health status, needs, and preferences of culturally, ethnically, and socially diverse patients and their families based upon interpretation of comprehensive health assessment findings.

* Supervises, prepares and evaluates reports in nursing programs such as Prescription Assistance Program and Texas Vaccines for Children.

* Analyze assessment data to identify problems, formulate goals/outcomes, and develop plans of care for patients and their families using information from evident-based practice in collaboration with patients, their families, and the interdisciplinary health care team.

* Refer patients and their families to resources that facilitate continuity of care, health promotion, maintenance and restoration.

This position is subject to the CMS vaccination mandate.

Occasional Duties

  • Attend required institutional and departmental training sessions.
  • Attend and participate in departmental meetings.
  • Complete required training(s) and CEUs.
  • Staff RN will be required to review patient charts and provide outcomes for performance management, quality improvement, and required reporting.

Required Qualifications

Graduate from an approved accredited nursing program; current RN license in the State of Texas or have the ability to transfer license to Texas. A minimum of two years of Staff Nurse experience in a specialty area.

"This position is subject to the CMS vaccination mandate."

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three years of experience working in a hospital, ambulatory clinic, or community-based setting.
  • Electronic Health Records (EHR) experience.
  • Experience in phlebotomy (labblood).
  • Experience in collecting and processing lab specimens.
  • Two years of supervisory experience.
  • Experience in reviewing patient charts for quality indicators.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English & Spanish.

Pay Statement

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

EEO Statement

As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant's race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

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