Nurse, Licensed Practical
Boise State University

Boise, Idaho

Posted in Education and Training


Job Info


About Us:
Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at https://www.boisestate.edu/about/

Boise State University is building an inclusive community of faculty and staff whose unique skills, cultural contributions, work history, and perspectives create a rich and rewarding academic experience for our students. Research demonstrates that people thrive when they feel welcome, respected, and inspired. We seek applicants who are committed to helping us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. Applications from members of historically marginalized groups, including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged.
Job Summary/Basic Function:
To perform practical nursing care or assist a registered nurse or physician in routine to complex situations in clinics, private homes, state institutions, or other environments; perform related work.
Level Scope:
Regularly works on tasks that are varied and complex. Applies full range and job knowledge; frequently adapts procedures, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet specialized needs; may serve as lead; performs broad and/or focused assignments under general supervision; originality and ingenuity are often required to help establish procedures in functional area; relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish assigned tasks.
Essential Functions:
75 of Time the Nurse, Licensed Practical must:

  • Patient Care Services
    • Prepare patients for clinic visits performing vital sign check, rooming patient and preparing appropriately for visit
    • Perform duties including but not limited to EKG's, ear lavage, nebulizer treatments, injections, assisting with minor procedures
    • Documentation of patient encounters
    • Assist with training and mentoring of new LPN and RMA staff
    • Participate in educational in-services and educational opportunities for the LPN/MA staff
    • Serve as a clinical resource for issues related to nursing care
    • Prepare for and assist clinicians with medical procedures
    • Provide patient education at the LPN level
    • Collect and process off-site medical laboratory specimens
    • Process pharmaceutical refills
    • Administer oral, injectable and specific IV medications and fluids
    • Place and maintain intravenous lines
    • Participate in patient immunization clinics
    • Participate in patient allergy injection clinic
    • Serve in the charge nurse role on a rotating basis with other LPN's
25% of Time the Nurse, Licensed Practical must:
  • Lab QA and participation in oversight
    • Order clinic supplies/devices as directed
    • Other administrative tasks and assignments as identified
    • Supply room, autoclaving and other nonclinical assignments as identified
    • Other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
• Knowledge of human behavior and performance.
• Ability to communicate information and ideas effectively
• Ability to adjust actions in relation to others' actions
Minimum Qualifications:
Licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse by the state of Idaho or state licensure as a Practical Nurse pursuant to the Nurse Licensure Compact, Idaho Code 54-1418, in one of the following compact states: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, or Wisconsin.

Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications
  • Successful completion of an accredited LPN program
  • Current state of Idaho LPN licensure in good standing
  • A minimum of 4 years experience in a similar setting
  • Solid knowledge of back-office clinic operations
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent clinical skills within the LPN scope of practice
  • The ability to hold information in confidence
  • A focus on patient-centered care and satisfaction
  • Knowledge of HIPAA privacy laws
Salary and Benefits:
Salary range is between $20.30 to $26.03 per hour. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at https://www.boisestate.edu/hrs/benefits/.
  • Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho:
    • Employee contributions: 7.16% University contributions: 11.94%
  • Tuition Fee Waiver: for self, spouse, and dependents
    • https://www.boisestate.edu/hrs/benefits/tuition-fee-waiver-benefit/
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Time Off
    • Holidays
    • Sick Leave
    • Vacation Leave
    • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Required Application Materials:
Please submit a cover letter indicating your interest and qualifications as well as a resume with employment history and three professional references.

Advertised: July 20, 2022 Mountain Daylight Time
Applications close: October 20, 2022 11:55 PM Mountain Daylight Time



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