Nurse II

Texas Health & Human Services Commission Abilene , TX 79601

Posted 3 months ago

Nurse II, Direct Care RN The Abilene State Supported Living Center(SSLC), part of the Health and Specialty Care System, is seeking a Registered Nurse II to join an interdisciplinary team of professionals to provide clinical care to individuals of the SSLC. As a State Supported Living Registered Nurse II, 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 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 "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." 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 duties.

Work involves providing for the assessment, care and treatment of individuals. May train others. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

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 Unit RN is to provide for and supervise the professional nursing care of the individuals who reside in a State Supported Living Center.

The Unit RN is available to unit personnel to make nursing decisions on a 24-hour basis. She/he is a member of the professional team and shares responsibility with other team members for the development of the individual's program. Work involves communication skills, i.e. relaying information to other team members, Primary Care Provider, 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 Functions:

.1Attends 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 Administers medications, immunizations, and treatment and observes individuals for unusual symptoms and reactions.3.Conducts physical assessments of individual health needs and implements appropriate action.4.Implements and monitors case management service plans.5.Instructs and assists individuals in meeting their health care needs.6.Prepares, maintains, and reviews individual records and individual May participate in quality assurance reviews.8.Complies with all State/Federal/Local standards; Facility Policy, ICF Standards, and Texas Nurse Practice Act.9.Manages individual's medical record (paper chart/EHR).10.Provide treatment to HHS employees injured in course and scope of employment. 11.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:

Knowledge of nursing techniques and procedures; of health care laws and regulations; of medical diagnoses and procedures; of accepted medical treatment programs; and of community health and nursing care principles, practices, and procedures. Ability to provide individual care, to prepare and maintain records, to explain public health law, and to communicate effectively.

Must maintain current CPR certification. Must have strength and flexibility to safely perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of emergency procedures and emergency equipment

Registration or Licensure


Licensed to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Texas (or a state that recognizes reciprocity through the Nurse Licensure Compact). Initial Selection Criteria:
1.Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in nursing or from an accredited nursing program is generally preferred. 2.Work experience in nursing preferred.Additional Information:

Salary Note: The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary guidelines which are typically made at or near the minimum of the salary range.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.All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for employment at a state-operated facility.MOS Code:

MOS Codes:Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include: 68C, 66N/P/W, 290X, 46FX, 46NX, 46SX. 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

HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.

I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 form.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.

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