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Job/Position DescriptionRN and#150; Now offering up to $5,000.00 sign on bonus!! Terms and conditions apply.Are you ready to be professionally challenged? Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team of engaged and committed professionals? Then the Health and Specialty Care System (HSCS) may be just the place for you! The HSCS is comprised of nine psychiatric hospitals located throughout the state, and one youth residential psychiatric center in Waco. The HSCS is a hub of excellence for forensic mental health and complex psychiatric care, with all facilities accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospitals provide state-of-the-art treatment that is recovery-oriented and science-based. Whether in a direct-care or support role, your contribution will make a difference in the life of a Texan. The Nurse I works on Mesquite, which serves as an Adult Inpatient unit. Varied shift openings.The Nurse I performs routine (journey-level) nursing work. Work involves providing for the assessment, care, and treatment of patients. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. A Nurse I performs complex nursing work at the proficient or expert level in a state mental health hospital. Works with limited supervision from the Charge Nurse or Nurse Manager and has considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Acts as Charge Nurse, Nurse Supervisor, or Nurse Manager in his/her absence when necessary. Provides clinical supervision to Licensed Vocational Nurses and Psychiatric Nursing Assistants. Organizes, establishes, and maintains unit routines and the therapeutic milieu. Coaches and teaches subordinate staff in the provision of population-specific nursing care and treatment. Supervises the administration of or administers medications in compliance with facility policies and procedures. Conducts extensive assessments of the patients' nursing care needs including initial and ongoing assessments. Develops, implements, or supervises the implementation of population-specific nursing interventions based on acceptable nursing standard of care and relevant evidence. Acts as a nursing team leader in collecting patient data and contributing appropriate information to the formulation of the patient's interdisciplinary treatment plan. Must understand that duties, location of work, shift/pattern are subject to change as determined by the administration to meet the needs of the hospital. Must understand that duties may include exposure to blood or other potentially infectious 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.1. Performs extensive initial and ongoing assessment of the patientand#146;s nursing care needs to include medical, psychological, and social needs. 2. Develops nursing diagnoses or problem lists based on the assessment of the data and formulates the initial plan of care. 3. Develops and implements population specific nursing interventions based on accepted nursing standards of care and through review of current evidence. 4. Collaborates with other health care professionals by contributing nursing assessment date, diagnoses/problem lists, and interventions to the development of the multidisciplinary treatment plan. 5. Evaluates the outcomes of nursing interventions and documents the same in the medica\_profile.cfm?szOrderID=493937 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.