Job Description

Extended Job Title
Charge Nurse - H99628

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
691501 - 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.

Requisition ID

Optional Attachments
Professional/Personal Reference, Recommendation/Referral, Other Documents Supporting Qualifications

Travel Required

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.

This valuable team member shall perform work in a manner that reflects the Values of TTUHSC:
  • ONE TEAM unite and include diverse perspectives to achieve our mission
  • KINDHEARTED exceed expectations with a kind heart, helping hands, and a positive attitude
  • INTEGRITY be honorable and trustworthy even when no one is looking.
  • VISIONARY nurture innovative ideas, bold explorations, and a pioneering spirit
  • BEYOND SERVICE create and deliver positive defining moments

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate
Negotiable - Salary commensurate upon experience and qualifications

Pay Basis

Schedule Details
Will be discussed during the interview process

Work Location

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

HSC - Correctional Managed Health Care

Psych Montford Unit

Required Attachments
Professional License or Certification

Job Type
Full Time

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.

Job Group
Business Professionals

Occasional Duties
Any duties assigned by supervisor

Benefits Offered
*  Generous paid time off, sick leave, and holiday schedule
*  100% paid health insurance for full time employees, 50% paid for dependents
*  Dental, vision, long-term, and short-term disability benefits.
*  State of Texas pension plan that vests in 5 years.
*  State Employee tuition forgiveness and tuition assistance for continuing education
*  Medical liability insurance for all licensed health care employees.
*  And much more.


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.

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.

Jeanne Clery Act
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal statute requiring colleges and universities participating in federal financial aid programs to maintain and disclose campus crime statistics and security information. By October 1 of each year, institutions must publish and distribute their Annual Campus Security Policy & Crime Statistics Report (ASR) to current and prospective students and employees. You can locate this report through our website at:

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