JOB PURPOSE: Practices professional nursing under the direction of a physician and supervision of the Medical Director.
Serves as Nurse Manager for Spindletop Center. Clinically supervises the activities and delivery of health care services for licensed and non licensed nursing personnel in accordance with established standards of the Nurse Practice Act, accepted Medical/Nursing Standards, the Joint Commission, and Associated Standards approved by state and local regulatory agencies. Is responsible for the implementation of current service delivery standards to consumers as established in the Policy and Procedures of Spindletop Center.
Functions as Infection Control Nurse for Spindletop Center, including coordination of administration of employee vaccines and supervision and coordination of bio-hazardous waste services. Monitors medication storage to ensure safety and adherence to standards. May perform nursing duties in the absence of a Center nurse. Responsible for developing, reviewing and revising medical/nursing policies as necessary to maintain clinical standards.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Graduate of an approved school of Professional Nursing.
Experience must include three (3) years of experience as a registered nurse providing services to the persons with mental illnesses or intellectual or other developmental disabilities. One year of experience as a Director of Nursing or Nurse Manager preferred.
DEGREE AND/OR CERTIFICATION REQUIRED (IF APPLICABLE): Valid Texas license for a registered nurse issued by the Board of Nurse Examiners.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS OR CONDITIONS (specify):
Current State of Texas Drivers License or if you live in another state, must be currently licensed in that state. Liability insurance required if employee will operate personal vehicle on Center property or for Center business. Must be insurable by Center's liability carrier if employee operates a Center vehicle or drives personal car on Center business.
Must be willing to work longer or irregular work hours. Work involves travel between clinics and job sites to provide supervision.
Must complete all CORE training requirements in month in which they are due. Completes all Center trainings within 60 days of employment and maintains compliance with annual center training requirements.