Registered Nurse

Mexia, TX

Post Date: 04/26/2017 Job ID: 20193 Category: Registered Nurse

Shift Hours:
  • The RN must be willing to work four 10 hour night shifts a week and every other weekend is required.
  • Must be willing to work night shift from 9: 00 p.M. To 7 a.M.
  • RN will attend 12 days of New Employee Orientation and an additional 8 days of On Job Training in the Nursing Education Department from 8: 00 a.M. 5: 00 p.M. With 1 hour for lunch.
  • After training is completed, the training in the Campus RN office will begin The nurse will be trained on all 3 shifts before starting their actual assignment on the night shift. Must commit to minimum of six months, and be able to document in an Electronic Medical Record.

Job Description:

  • Performs routine nursing work.
  • Work involves providing for the assessment, care and treatment of patients.
  • 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 IV.
  • The Unit RN II may assign nursing responsibilities to the Unit LVN in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act.
  • The responsibility of the Unit RN is to provide for and supervise the professional nursing care of the individuals who reside in a state school setting.
  • The Unit 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, physicians, nurses; data entry, documentation, completing reports, maintaining personnel records, supervisory duties, and following all facility rules/policies.
  • Provide treatment to HHS employees injured in course and scope of employment.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Administers medications, immunizations, and treatment and observes patients for unusual symptoms and reactions, and documents in electronic health records.
  • Conducts physical assessments of patient health needs and implements appropriate action.
  • Implements and monitors case management service plans.
  • Instructs and assists patients in meeting their health care needs.
  • Prepares, maintains, and reviews patient records and patient assessments.
  • May participate in quality assurance reviews.
  • Performs related work as assigned.
  • Complies with all State/Federal/Local standards; Facility Policy, ICF Standards, and Texas Nurse Practice Act.
  • Locates, transports, and handles client records.
  • Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.
  • Provide treatment to HHS employees injured in course and scope of employment.
  • 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 patient care, to prepare and maintain records, to explain public health law, and to communicate effectively.
  • 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 Requirements:
  • Licensed to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Texas (or a state that recognizes reciprocity through the Nurse Licensure Compact).
  • Two or more years nursing experience preferred (if newly licensed RN, LVN experience may be considered to meet qualification).
  • Nursing experience in ER and Med/Surg preferred.

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