Employees in this classification are responsible for performing a wide variety of patient care activities in an assigned correctional facility. They function within their legal scope of practice and in accordance with the policies and procedures of the organization and practice setting. Work is performed under the direction of a registered nurse as part of a total correctional managed health care team in providing safe and competent care to patients.
Reports data, identifies and reports alterations in patient responses to assist in the identification of problems and formulation of goals/outcomes.
Prepares and operates necessary equipment and instruments for examinations, treatments and procedures.
Assists with or performs exams and procedures and documents intervention in EMR.
Administer or assist with the administration and documentation of medications.
Maintains working knowledge of current issues and treatment modalities.
Complies with CMHC and TTUHSC policy and security procedures including all necessary paperwork.
Performs direct therapeutic interaction/care for the patient in PAMIO, CMI and Crisis Management.
Demonstrates an understanding of mental illness and correctional managed healthcare.
License/Certification: * Current Vocational Nurse License in the State of Texas or ability to transfer license to Texas. * Current CPR certification Education: * Graduated from an approved accredited nursing program Experience: * None
Basic Computer Skills
Experience working in a correctional/prison environment.
Current Vocational Nursing license in the State of Texas or the attainment of a temporary permit from the Board of Nursing to practice vocational nursing pending full licensure in the State of Texas. New graduates must pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) on the first attempt.
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.
16.89 (Negotiable - Salary commensurate upon experience and qualifications)
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.
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