HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION Registered Nurse I in BRENHAM, Texas
Job/Position DescriptionThe Brenham State Supported Living Center (SSLC), part of the Health and Specialty Care System, is seeking a Registered Nurse and#150; Direct Care to join an interdisciplinary team of professionals to provide clinical care to individuals of the SSLC. As a State Supported Living Nurse, 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.Performs routine nursing duties. Work involves providing for the assessment, care and treatment of individuals. May train others. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Works under the supervision of the Nurse Manager. The Direct Care RN may assign nursing responsibilities to the Direct Care LVN in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act. The responsibility of the Direct Care RN is to provide for and supervise the professional nursing care of the individuals who reside in a State Supported Living Center. The Direct Care RN is available to unit personnel to make nursing decisions on a 24-hour basis. She/he is a member of the professional team and shares responsibility with other team members for the development of the individualand#146;s program. Work involves communication skills, i.e. relaying information to other team members, Primary Care Provider (PCP), nurses; data entry, documentation, completing reports, maintaining personnel records, supervisory duties, and following all facility rules/policies. Provides treatment to HHS employees injured in course and scope of employment. Essential Job FunctionsAttends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned. Administers medications, immunizations, and treatment and observes individuals for unusual symptoms and reactions.Conducts physical assessments of individual health needs and implements appropriate action.Implements and monitors case management service plans.Instructs and assists individuals in meeting their health care needs.Prepares, maintains, and reviews individual records and individual assessments.May participate in quality assurance reviews.Complies with all State/Federal/Local standards; Facility Policy, ICF Standards, and Texas Nurse Practice Act.Manages individualand#146;s medical record (paper chart/EHR).Provides treatment to HHS employees injured in course and scope of employment. Other duties as assigned include but are not https://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/CareerPortal/job\_profile.cfm?szOrderID=478193 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.