HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION Nurse II in ABILENE, Texas
Job/Position DescriptionNurse II-Starting pay: $6141.66Come 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 CentersThe 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!Free CEUs and updated resources through Lippincott access for all nurses.The Acute Care RN performs complex nursing work providing for the assessment, care and treatment of individuals who reside in a State Supported Living Center (SSLC) setting. This position is a member of the professional team and shares responsibility with other team members for the development of the individualsand#146; programs. Evaluates, treats and documents healthcare needs and/or issues and reports needs and/or issues to the appropriate person(s). Communicates with others, such as direct care staff, physicians/PCP, administration, and other nursing staff to ensure optimal care as part of the interdisciplinary team. Notifies the supervisor and PCP of trends and concerns to ensure that communication is in place to provide consistent, high quality care for all persons served. Work involves data entry, documentation, completing reports and maintaining records. Serves as a nurse preceptor for other nurses, as needed, and may assign nursing responsibilities to the unit LVN and RN I, in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act. Participates in facility quality assurance/quality improvement (QA/QI) initiatives, as required. Provides treatment to HHS employees injured in course and scope of employment. Responds to emergency situations to ensure safety and care of individuals and staff. Works under general supervision of the Nurse Manager or Nursing Operations Officer, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.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 dutie https://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/CareerPortal/job\_profile.cfm?szOrderID=525719 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.