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LVN Associate (UTHP Geriatric and Palliative)

Company: UT Health San Antonio
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

LVN Associate (UTHP Geriatric and Palliative)

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School of Medicine

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Job Summary:

This position will support the Geriatrics & Supportive Care Clinic in efforts to maximize care for patients. This Licensed Vocational Nurse - Associate position will work with clinic MA's, LVNs, RNs, Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, community health workers, and other health care staff to support our patients. Under direct supervision, responsible for providing general nursing care to patients under the direction of Practice Manager, Physicians, and Nurse Practitioners.

Job Duties:

+ Triage phone messages, calls, MyChart messages, patient refill requests, and consult workque lists to assist providers in assessing and caring for patients timely and accurately.

+ Takes vital signs, medical history, completes blood pressure checks, and injections; administers medication.

+ Coordinates prescription refills and authorizations following protocol.

+ Executes billing encounters for chronic care management and nurse visits.

+ Ensures exam rooms are properly stocked and monitor's inventory.

+ Demonstrates the ability to function within the required nursing process as defined by the Texas Nurse Practice Act.

+ Demonstrates the ability to support the mission, vision and patient promise throughout all interactions.

+ Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively, written and verbally.

+ Demonstrates analytical thinking - this role requires analyzing information and using logic to coordinate work within schedule constraints and handle emergent requirements in a timely manner.

+ Demonstrates the ability to participate as an integral part of the interdisciplinary healthcare team in providing the highest quality of care to the patient.

+ Performs all other duties as assigned.

Education: High school diploma or GED and graduation from an approved vocation nursing school is required.

Experience: Up to one (1) year of vocational nursing experience is required. Clinical experience is preferred. Bilingual Preferred. Experience with Microsoft Suite preferred.

Additional Licenses and Certifications: A Current Texas Vocational Nurse license, CPR required is required.

Additional Information

Benefits Overview

UT Health San Antonio offers an excellent benefits package for its employees. Employees who work at least 20 hours a week, with an appointment of at least 4.5 months, are eligible for benefits.

Medical - UT SELECT Medical insurance is offered free for employees and administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. Family members can be added to the plan through payroll deduction. Employees and their dependents can also receive discounted copays and coinsurance when using UT Health Physicians, a network of 800 premier physicians including more than 100 specialists.

Dental - Three dental insurance plan options are available for employees and their families through Delta Dental Insurance Company, two PPOs and one dental HMO plan. Both PPO plans allow employees to choose any licensed dentist.

Vision - Fully insured Vision Care benefits are offered by Superior Vision Services. Two vision plan options that offer either standard or enhanced vision benefits. Life Employees receive $40,000 of group term life insurance and $40,000 of basic accidental death and dismemberment insurance for free, with options to purchase additional employee and dependent coverage for both at group rates.

Retirement - Employees are eligible for either the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) or the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP). TRS is a defined benefit retirement plan which UT Health matches employee contributions. ORP is for eligible faculty staff employees. Voluntary retirement programs are also available to invest before- or after-tax dollars with the choice of five quality retirement plan providers.

Time Off- A generous leave program offers multiple paid leave options:

Front-loaded Paid Time Off: 128 to 208 hours (16 to 26 days) of Paid Time Off based on years of service, given at the start of each fiscal year. PTO may be prorated in year one based on date of hire.

Extended Illness Bank: 8 hours (1 day) accrued per month which can be used for illness or injury after one day of Paid Time Off is taken.

Paid Family Leave: Up to 240 hours (6 weeks) to care for a spouse, child, or parent after 6 months of consecutive employment.

Holidays: 12 set paid holidays each year plus three floating holidays, which can be used anytime during the fiscal year.

FSAs- Employees can enroll in flexible spending accounts (FSAs) to set aside money from earnings before taxes for qualifying dependent day care expenses or out-of-pocket health care expenses.


Discounts - Employees enjoy a range of discounts on services, tickets, and gym membership.

UT Health San Antonio is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. It is our policy to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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