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HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION Nurse II in ABILENE, Texas

Job/Position DescriptionNurse IIStarting salary: $5,583.33 monthlyThe Abilene State Supported Living Center(SSLC), part of the Health and Specialty Care System, is seeking a Registered Nurse and#150; Preceptor RN 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 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. Serves as a RN and#150; Nurse Preceptor for other nurses. 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 RN and#150; Nurse Preceptor is to provide for and supervise the professional nursing care of the individuals who reside in a state school setting. The RN and#150; Nurse Preceptor is available to unit personnel to make nursing decisions on a 24-hour basis. Acts as a member of the professional team and shares responsibility with other team members for the development of the individualand#146;s program. Participates in facility QA/QI initiatives, as required. 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 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 patients for unusual symptoms and reactions.Conducts physical assessments of patient health needs and implements appropriate action.Acts as a preceptor for other nurses.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.Participates in quality assurance/quality improvement initiatives. Performs related work as assigned.Complies with all State/Federal/Local standards; Facility Policy, ICF Standards, and Texas Nurse https://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/CareerPortal/job\_profile.cfm?szOrderID=493420 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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