Nurse, Licensed Practical

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Work type: Classified
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Health Sciences, Nursing, College of Health Sciences

About Us:
Boise State University is located along the banks of the Boise River and a short stroll from the state capitol. We are committed to an innovative, transformative, and equitable educational environment that supports student success, and advances Idaho and the world.
Boise State 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. Applications from individuals of all backgrounds and identities are welcomed.
Learn more about Boise State and living in Idaho’s Treasure Valley at
Job Summary/Basic Function:

The primary purpose of this position is to provide direct basic patient care functions to assist nursing and medical providers in University Health Services with the examination and/or treatment of patients. 

This position will be scheduled to work four, 10 hour shifts a week. 

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 the time- 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.
  • Other duties as assigned.

25% of the time- Nonclinical tasks

  • 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.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of human behavior and performance.
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas effectively.
  • Ability to adjust actions in relation to others’ actions.
  • The incumbent must be self motivated and willing to work both as a team member in the patient treatment areas and be a self starter in contacting the pharmaceutical companies for samples as well as initiating ordering supplies and materials for clinical services. Experience with problem solving and problem resolution.
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: 
  • 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 is $24 an hour, commensurate with experience. 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

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.



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