Job Description

Extended Job Title
Charge Nurse - SCU - H89429

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
691206 - RMF - Special Care 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.

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Travel Required

Major/Essential Functions
  • Makes daily assignments as appropriate and ensures all daily assignments are accomplished
  • Communicates patient data using EHR to support decision-making to improve patient care
  • Assists with or performs exams and procedures and documents intervention in EHR.
  • Administer or assist with administration and documentation of medication
  • Develop and insure nursing standards are met
  • Respond to emergencies
  • Maintain documentation and records
  • Supports the goal of the unit by attending meetings and sharing the information with the staff in regular staff  meetings
  • Facilitate the movement of patients in the unit as necessary
  • 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
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected.

Pay Basis

Work Location

Preferred Qualifications
Basic computer skills with a working knowledge of excel

HSC - Correctional Managed Health Care

RMF - Special Care Unit

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

Occasional Duties
Other duties as assigned by supervisor


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, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
  • 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.
  • Graduated from an approved accredited nursing program.
  • Two years of RN experience in a hospital, clinic, or community based setting.

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