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HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION Direct Support Profess II PNMP in Denton, Texas

Job/Position DescriptionDirect Support Profess II PNMPCome 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. Our vision is to help make this a world where people lead meaningful, independent lives. 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. The state of Texas offers many benefits to employees, including competitive salaries, career advancement, health and dental insurance, and paid vacation and sick leave.The Physical Nutritional Management Plan (PNMP) Coordinator works under the general supervision of Unit administration and is stationed in residential and program areas. Habilitation Therapies provides training and supervision for technical duties, clinical applications, and documentation and training issues. Work hours are normally day or evening shifts with variable responsibility for night shift activities. The PNMP Coordinator provides service to individuals in the areas of physical and nutritional management, oral and enteral eating, positioning, mobility, communication, and other related PNMP services. Duties include conducting competency-based training of staff; monitoring programs; monitoring availability, condition, and proper use of assistive equipment; and ensuring appropriate availability and condition of PNMP instructions and illustrations. The PNMP Coordinator works under moderate supervision with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Other duties may be required which are reasonably related to the essential or marginal functions of the position. Specific duties include but are not limited to: attending PNMP meetings and clinics, NMT (Nutritional Management Team) meetings, and PST/HST (Personal Support Team/Health Status Team) meetings as requested; filing PNMP documentation such as PNMPs, feeding illustrations, positioning photographs, and data sheets; training Direct Support Staff on changes in PNMPs, positioning, lifting, transferring, and meal time practices; monitoring lifting, positioning, transfers, walking programs, use of communication devices, and mealtime supports; and reporting problems to the appropriate home supervisors, Unit administration, and Habilitation Therapies. The PNMP Coordinator will provide new employee orientation and refresher training as indicated and will provide direct training of new employees with specific individuals served in lifting, mealtime procedures and other PNMP related activities/plans. This position may be required to drive a state-owned vehicle.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.Provides competency-based training and mentoring to ensure staff is well prepared and knowledgeable about activities outlined in the PNMPs in order to ensure Plans are carried out as prescribed. Serves as a member of the PNMP Team to ensure PNMP information is accurate. Maintains pertinent documentation in PNMP notebooks in a timely manner to keep Direct Support Staff informed of PNMP changes and trains staff in changes. Monitors all aspects of PNMP related programming, quality of implementation, and staff compliance and reports findings to QDDP, Unit RN, and HT in order to ensure c https://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/CareerPortal/job\_profile.cfm?szOrderID=481039 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.

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