HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION Graduate Nurse Trainee in BRENHAM, Texas
Job/Position DescriptionThe Brenham State Supported Living Center (SSLC) is seeking a Graduate Nurse Trainee to join an interdisciplinary team of professionals to provide clinical care to individuals of the SSLC. As a State Supported Living Center Graduate Nurse Trainee, you will work at the SSLC campus with a dynamic group of staff and professionals who are dedicated to providing supports and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This is a team environment where staff clinicians collaborate to provide comprehensive care and services. To learn more about the SSLCs, see https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/jobs-hhs/state-supported-living-center-opportunities.The most important characteristic about State Supported Living Center employees is that we truly value and respect those we serve and believe in the mission that all people can achieve a higher level of wellness and independence. Our vision statement is and#147;Individuals served at State Supported Living Centers will experience the highest quality of life, supported through a comprehensive array of services designed to maximize well-being, dignity, and respect.and#148; The state of Texas offers many benefits to employees, including competitive salaries, career advancement, health and dental insurance, and paid vacation and sick leave.Graduate Nurse Trainee GN Trainee provides routine nursing work. Work involves providing for the care, treatment, and general welfare of the individuals. Works under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse, and performs Nursing duties within the assigned areas and assigned shift. The GN performs basic and nursing tasks to fulfill the health needs of the individuals. The GN keeps informed of and follows all agency, facility and unit policies and procedures. Essential Job FunctionsTemporary Authorization to Practice, mandates that the new graduate who has been authorized to practice as a GN pending the results of the licensing examination must work under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse. Nursing graduates must work under the direct supervision of an RN. "Direct supervision" means the licensed nurse is physically present in the facility or practice setting and is readily available to the GN for consultation and assistance. If the facility is organized into multiple units that are geographically distanced from each other, then the supervising nurse must be working on the same unit to which the new graduate is assigned.1.Administers medications and treatments orally, rectally, internally, or by injection.2.Performs technical Nursing procedures according to facility and state regulations after demonstration for competency. 3.Documents and reports pertinent observations. 4.Communicates orally and in writing to other team membersand#146; pertinent information. Documents according to facility policy.5.Responds to emergency situations to ensure safety of individuals. Follows safety and Infection Control Procedures of facility.6.Monitors individuals for treatments and procedures.7.Collects samples for laboratory examination and performs routine lab tests on samples, as required.8.Counsels individuals with specific health goals. 9.GN assists other staff in turning/repositioning individuals to administer treatments. 10.Ensures that supplies are available. 11.Administers medications, immunizations, and treatment and observes individuals for unusual symptoms and reactions. 12.Conducts physical assessments of individualand#146;s health n https://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/CareerPortal/job\_profile.cfm?szOrderID=480208 Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browser to apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human Services Career Portal.