|Performs routine nursing duties. Work involves providing for the assessment, care and treatment of individuals. May train others. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Works under the supervision of the Nurse Manager. The Direct Care RN I may assign nursing responsibilities to the Direct Care LVN in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act. The responsibility of the Direct Care RN is to provide for and supervise the professional nursing care of the individuals who reside in a State Supported Living Center. The Direct Care RN is available to unit personnel to make nursing decisions on a 24-hour basis. She/he is a member of the professional team and shares responsibility with other team members for the development of the individual’s program. Work involves communication skills, i.e. relaying information to other team members, Primary Care Provider (PCP), nurses; data entry, documentation, completing reports, maintaining personnel records, supervisory duties, and following all facility rules/policies. Provides treatment to HHS employees injured in course and scope of employment.|
|Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.
Administers medications, immunizations, and treatment and observes individuals for unusual symptoms and reactions.
Conducts physical assessments of individual health needs and implements appropriate action.
Implements and monitors case management service plans.
Instructs and assists individuals in meeting their health care needs.
Prepares, maintains, and reviews individual records and individual assessments.
May participate in quality assurance reviews.
Complies with all State/Federal/Local standards; Facility Policy, ICF Standards, and Texas Nurse Practice Act.
Manages individual’s medical record (paper chart/EHR).
Provides treatment to HHS employees injured in course and scope of employment.
|Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of nursing techniques and procedures; of health care laws and regulations; of medical diagnoses and procedures; of accepted medical treatment programs; and of community health and nursing care principles, practices, and procedures.
Ability to provide individual care, to prepare and maintain records, to explain public health law, and to communicate effectively.
Must maintain current CPR certification.
Must have strength and flexibility to safely perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
Must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of emergency procedures and emergency equipment
|Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Licensed to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Texas (or a state that recognizes reciprocity through the Nurse Licensure Compact).
|Initial Selection Criteria:
Graduation from an ACEN or CCNE accredited 4 year or 2 year college or university is required.
Work experience in nursing preferred.