Job Description

Extended Job Title
Correctional Nurse - H95182

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
691505 - Psych Outpatient South

Position Description
Employees in this classification perform responsible professional nursing care at a unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Responsible for the care and treatment of patients in accordance with accepted nursing and medical standards administrative nursing personnel. Supervises other subordinate clinic personnel. Work is performed under correctional clinic conditions; position requires a high degree of contact with patients, other clinic personnel and outside professionals.

Requisition ID

Optional Attachments
Professional/Personal Reference, Recommendation/Referral

Travel Required

Major/Essential Functions
Communicates patient data using EMR to support decision-making to improve patient care.

Assists with or performs exams, assessments and procedures and documents intervention in EMR.

Prepares and operates necessary equipment and instruments for examinations, treatments, and procedures.

Administer or assist with administration or documentation of medications.

Coordinate emergency transfers with security.

QA/QI activities and audits. Maintains documentation for standards of care and compliance with policies.

Receives report from medical staff on all mental health problems and reports these changes to the provider.

Responsible for laboratory tests as deemed necessary by unit psychiatrist.

Responds to emergency calls, mental health rendering care as needed.

Coordinates emergency transfers with security, the DON and utilization review.

Review incoming chain, review charts, complete all forms required for mental health assessment.

Provides offenders education and instruction of their medications/treatments.

Assures compliance with TDCJ/TTUHSC/ACA guidelines pertaining to offender care.

Perform other duties as assigned by supervising authority.


Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected.

Pay Basis

Schedule Details
Discussed During Interview

Work Location
Abilene, Texas

Preferred Qualifications
Prefer applicant to be CPR certified prior to applying; would like at least 1 year of experience in psych or corrections; computer skills.

HSC - Correctional Managed Health Care

Psych Outpatient South

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

Occasional Duties
As requested by the 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. Education: * Graduated from an approved accredited nursing program. Experience: * None

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