Job Description

Extended Job Title
Charge Nurse - H96869

Requisition ID

Work Location

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

HSC - Correctional Managed Health Care

Psych Montford Unit

Position Description
Employees in this classification are responsible for professional nursing care. They function within their legal scope of practice and in accordance with the polices and procedures of the organization and practice setting. They perform a variety of general and specialized nursing duties as part of the total correctional managed health care team in providing safe and competent care to patients. Employees in this position generally assist the Director of Nurses in the supervision of other clinic personnel and may substitute for the Director of Nurses in their absence. Work is performed under usual clinic conditions, necessitating a high degree of contact with patients and clinic personnel.

Major/Essential Functions
Supports the Service plus philosophy of Texas Tech and the goal of the unit by attending meetings and sharing the information with the staff in regular staff meetings.
Makes daily assignments as appropriate and ensures all daily assignments are accomplished.
Administer or assist with administration and documentation of medication.
QA/QI activities and audits. Maintains documentation for standards of care and compliance with policies.
Provides professional nursing care, treatments, patient assessments, documentation and teaching
Assures overall operational efficiency through planning for inpatient care and emergencies.
Receive reports from psych or medical staff on all psych patients and reports these changes to the providers.
Responds to emergency calls, rendering first response care as needed.
Maintains patient offender confidentiality at all times
Coordinates emergency transfers with the DON, security and utilization review
Ensures that medications received are properly secured, maintained and administered. Ensures psychotropic records are maintained.
Triage and provide care to offenders, perform treatments, and other therapies as deemed necessary
Review incoming chain, review charts, complete all forms required for mental health assessment, both electronically and on paper
Provides offenders education and instruction of their medications / treatments
Assist with CQI and Audits
Maintain a clean and safe working environment.
Check for expired medication and alert pharmacy if meds have not been received.
Assures compliance with TDCJ/TTUHSC/ACA guidelines.
Communicates patient data using EMR to support decision making to improve patient care;
Assists with or performs exams and procedures and accurately documents intervention in EMR.
Nursing education per ACA and Board standards.
Job evaluations and disciplinary actions. Accurate record keeping of employee performance.

Occasional Duties
Any duties assigned by supervisor

Required Qualifications
License/Certification: * Current R.N. license as approved by the Texas State Board of Nursing or ability to transfer current R.N license to Texas. Current CPR certification. Education: * Graduated from an approved accredited nursing program. Experience: * Two years of RN experience in a hosptial, clinic, or community based setting.

Preferred Qualifications
Psych experience is preferred but not required
Basic Computer Skills

EEO Statement
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.

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Professional/Personal Reference
Professional License/Certification
Other Documents Supporting Qualifications

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Basis

Minimum Hire Rate
27.30 (Negotiable - Salary commensurate upon experience and qualifications)

Pay Statement
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.

Travel Required


Schedule Details
Will be discussed during the interview process

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