Job Description

Extended Job Title
Charge Nurse

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
691014 - Ft. Stockton Lynaugh 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

Travel Required

Major/Essential Functions

Work is performed under general supervision with intellectual freedom, autonomy to nurture innovative ideas, bold explorations, and a pioneering spirit.

Makes daily assignments as appropriate and ensures all daily assignments are accomplished.
Communicates patient data using EMR to support decision-making to improve patient care.
Assists with or performs exams and procedures and documents intervention in EMR.
Administer or assist with administration and documentation of medication.
Supports the goal of the unit by attending meetings and sharing the information with the staff in regular staff meetings.
Maintains working knowledge of current issues and treatment modalities.
Trains new nursing staff and participates in the annual performance evaluation process.
Triage SCR per policy.
Ensures clinic counts and logs are complete and accurate.

Conducts training to TDCJ officers per policy.
Prepares and operates necessary equipment and instruments for examinations, treatments, procedures, and diagnostic services.
Completes and documents on Incoming Chain reviews and annual DOIs.
Schedules daily assignments and accepts responsibility for individual and team actions providing guidance to staff.  Assists DON with staffing and covering of open shifts.
Assists Unit Director of Nurses with the monitoring of the Electronic Health Record to support decision making for delivery of optimal patient care.
Assists Unit Director of Nurses with the investigation of quality care concerns.  Assists with the completion and correction Quality Improvement, ORC, ATC, and other audit surveys.

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

Pay Basis

Schedule Details
Discuss during the interview

Work Location
Ft. Stockton

Preferred Qualifications
CPR and Correctional work experience.

Basic computer skills, demonstrate autonomy and leadership abilities.

Must be able to coordinate the care of patients, supervise other staff, and interact with physicians and families.  Must demonstrate the ability to intervene in patient care, as needed, and direct staff in urgent and emergent situations.  Initiate care in acute conditions giving less experienced staff direction

HSC - Correctional Managed Health Care

Ft. Stockton Lynaugh Unit

Required Attachments
Resume / CV

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
Health Care Professional

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, 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 hospital, clinic, or community based setting.

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