Advanced Practice RN I
Texas Health & Human Services Commission
Denton , TX 76201
Posted 2 months ago
The Advanced Practice RN is appointed by the Medical Director subject to the approval of the Facility Director. The Advanced Practice RN is clinically and administratively responsible to the Medical Director. Performs advanced clinical medical care under the supervision of a physician. Work involves assessing, planning, and providing comprehensive patient care independently or in collaboration with health care professionals. Work involves directing medical activities/treatment: monitoring trends and activities, making recommendations for improvement. All other duties as assigned by the Medical Director/Facility Director. May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others. Works under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Provide treatment to HHS employees injured in course and scope of employment.Essential Job Functions:
1.Attends 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.2.Performs acute and chronic care to individuals, to include daily assessment to individuals for acute health problem or injury in the clinic and/or infirmary. The assessment includes diagnosis, treatment and a plan of care with documentation of the acute issue, assessing injuries, including possible sutures and/or referrals to hospital or emergency room. Chronic care includes a quarterly assessment of identified problems with appropriate treatment specific to the disease process, and monitoring of the chronic condition. Chronic care also includes a quarterly assessment for individuals with identified chronic health care diagnosis including review of appropriate treatment specific to the disease process and update or change of medical treatment as warranted.3.Provides comprehensive medical care, which includes conducting rounds, review of infirmary and hospitalized patient and on-call cases for status of condition individuals are under treatment for. Provides medical diagnosis and the review of the treatment plan at the Individual Service Plan (ISP). Includes review of all the identified risks of the individual, (choking, pneumonia, etc.) as well as their health status, and ensures necessary supports (OT, PT, Nursing, etc.) have been identified and appropriate areas of need are being addressed. 4.Develops accurate and timely documentation, which includes dictation of annual summaries and pre-procedural histories and physicals, documentation of specialty medical consultation, physical and chemical restrains and all acute and chronic patient care. 5.Provide treatment to HHS employees injured in course and scope of employment.6.Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.Knowledge Skills Abilities:
1.Must be licensed as an Advance Practice Nurse by the Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners. 2.Must have or have the ability to obtain the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Texas Department of State Health Services Control Substance Board. 3.Must poses a National Provider Identifier (NPI#) as defined by Medicare Part B.4.Knowledge of methods and procedures in the field of general medicine/nursing including laws and ordinances governing public health and hospital operations.5.Knowledge of principles, methods and procedures for the delivery of medical evaluations, diagnosis, and treatment.6.The ability to examine, diagnoses, and treat physical and mental disorders.7.The ability to interpret laboratory analyses and x-rays.8.Knowledge of the principles of the development, implementation, and documentation of case histories and individualized care and treatment plans.9.Skill in the care and treatment of patients and in the use of medical diagnostic and treatment tools and equipment.10.Ability to supervise the work of others who provide medical care to patients.11.The ability to appropriately interact with individuals with developmental disabilities.12.The ability to present ideas clearly and concisely in both written and oral communications.13.The ability to prepare and maintain medical records.14.The ability to work productively with professionals and paraprofessionals as an effective member of an interdisciplinary team.15.The ability to work independently and be flexible in carrying out assigned responsibilities.Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Must be licensed as an Advance Practice Nurse by the Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners. Must have or have the ability to obtain the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Texas Department of State Health Services Control Substance Board. Must possess a National Provider Identifier (NPI#) as defined by Medicare Part B.Initial Selection Criteria:
Must be licensed as an Advance Practice Nurse by the Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners. Additional Information:
Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aide, Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct and HHS OIG List of Excluded Individuals/ Entities. Males between the ages of 18 25 must be registered with the Selective Service.
All State Supported Living Center employees are subject to Random drug testing.Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours.MOS Code:
Note: Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include: 66P/R/C, 290X, 46YX.
All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx
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