RN I- Direct Care - Med Surg
Company: Austin State Hospital
Posted on: September 19, 2023
RN I- Direct CareThis position is available for Morning, Evening
and Night shifts on multiple homes.
This position may be eligible to earn additional pay for work
performed on evenings, nights and/or weekends.
MSP statement (use as needed): This position may also be eligible
to earn additional pay for work performed on maximum security
Come work in an environment where 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.
The state supported living centers serve people with intellectual
and developmental disabilities who are medically fragile or who
have behavioral problems. The centers provide campus-based direct
services and supports at 13 centers located throughout the state.
Learn About Our State Supported Living Centers
The state of Texas offers many benefits to employees. HHSC is a
qualifying organization for the Federal Public Service Loan
Forgiveness Program, which forgives the remaining balance on
college student Direct Loans after making 120 qualifying monthly
payments. We also offer excellent health benefits, a lifetime
monthly retirement annuityas well as 401(k) and 457 Programs under
the Employees Retirement System of Texas.
If you are looking for a place to work where you can establish a
career that is filled with purpose, this is the job for you!
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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 I 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 individual'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
Essential Job Functions:
Attends 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
Prepares, maintains, and reviews individual records and individual
May participate in quality assurance reviews.
Complies with all State/Federal/Local standards; Facility Policy,
ICF Standards, and Texas Nurse Practice Act.
Manages individual's medical record (paper chart/EHR).
Provides treatment to HHS employees injured in course and scope of
Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively
participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the
agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or
Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may
require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
* Knowledge of nursing techniques and procedures; of health care
laws and regulations; of medical diagnoses and procedures; of
accepted medical treatment programs; and of community health and
nursing care principles, practices, and procedures.
* Ability to provide individual care, to prepare and maintain
records, to explain public health law, and to communicate
* Must maintain current CPR certification.
* Must have strength and flexibility to safely perform
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
* Must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of emergency
procedures and emergency equipment Registration or Licensure
Licensed to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Texas
(or a state that recognizes reciprocity through the Nurse Licensure
Compact). Initial Selection Criteria:
Graduation from an Accreditation Commission for Education in
Nursing (ACEN) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
accredited 4 year, or 2-year college or university is required.
Work experience in nursing preferred. Additional Information:
Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check,
pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the
Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aide,
Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct and HHS OIG List of
Excluded Individuals/ Entities. Males between the ages of 18 - 25
must be registered with the Selective Service.
All State Supported Living Center employees are subject to Random
Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The
position may be required to work overtime and/or extended
All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered
for employment at a state-operated facility.
Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection
criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this
position may include: 68C, 66N/P/W, 290X, 46FX, 46NX, 46SX. All
active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are
encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more
information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at
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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS
agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring
and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability.
If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact
the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are
contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in
the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the
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