Job Description

Extended Job Title
Correctional Nurse

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
691014 - Ft. Stockton Lynaugh Unit

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

Travel Required

Major/Essential Functions
Reports data, identifies, and reports alterations in patient responses to assist in the identification of problems and formulation of goals/outcomes. Prepares and operates necessary equipment and instruments for examinations, treatments, procedures, and diagnostic studies. Administer or assist with administration or documentation of medications. Assists with or performs exams and procedures and documents interventions in EMR. Maintains working knowledge of current issues and treatment Medical protocols modalities. Complete and document on incoming chain reviews and annual DOIs. Makes daily restrictive housing and medium custody rounds. Maintains working knowledge regarding the storage, usage, safety, and administration of medications via Direct Observation Therapy (DOT) and via Pill Window. Triage SCR per policy. Sharps  (working and bulk) are maintained and counted per policy. Any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate

Pay Basis

Schedule Details
Will discuss during the interview

Work Location
Ft. Stockton

Preferred Qualifications

HSC - Correctional Managed Health Care

Ft. Stockton Lynaugh Unit

Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Professional License or Certification, 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
Skilled Technicians

Occasional Duties


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 RN License in the State of Texas, or ability to transfer license to Texas, or scheduled to complete a program of nursing within 120 days of applying for a position. Graduated from an approved accredited nursing program.  New graduates must pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX- RN) on the first attempt.

Experience: No experience required.?

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