Job Description

Extended Job Title
Correctional Nursing Asst - Ward - H92983

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Work Location

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

HSC - Correctional Managed Health Care

RMF - Ward

Position Description
This position is responsible for provision of basic nursing care and services which are performed under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel instruments or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. Work is performed under clinic conditions in a correctional institution; has a high degree of contact with offender/patients and other clinic personnel.

Major/Essential Functions
*Perform Patient specific tasks. Assist with patient hygiene, change linens, repositioning, ambulating, obtaining and recording vital signs, blood sugars and weights and reports abnormal to total patient care nurse. Performs EKG’s, reports change in skin integrity.

*Maintain safe, therapeutic and healthy environment. Checks sharp containers and change if needed. Passes ice, checks refrigerator temperature, records and assists with feeding. Clean and calibrate glucometer. Reports unsafe/unsecured equipment or environment.

*Assist in maintenance of supplies levels. Notifies Charge Nurse of supplies needed and restocks with guidance of Charge Nurse. Monitors and rotates supplies for expiration dates.

*Adheres to infection control standards. Ensures equipment is placed in designated areas and assist in cleaning equipment, break room and nurses station. Assist in cleaning patient rooms.

Occasional Duties
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Required Qualifications


  • None


  • A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent


  • Six months experience as a nursing assistant or completion of a nursing assistant training course.

Preferred Qualifications
Completion of a nursing assistant training course; CPR Certification; Computer Knowledge

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.

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Job Type
Full Time

Pay Basis

Minimum Hire Rate
12.77 (Negotiable - Salary commensurate upon experience and qualifications)

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.

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