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Registered Nurse

Salary Range: $4,023.16 - $6,579.41
Job Description:
Performs complex nursing work. Work involves providing for the assessment, care and treatment of patients. May supervise the work of others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Must demonstrate considerable knowledge of nursing rules/regulations, methods, procedures, techniques and human relations, Must demonstrate a practical working knowledge of cultural, social and economic forces in family and group relationships. Must be able to appropriately interact with individuals with developmental disabilities and staff members. Must be able to keep records and make reports. Duties include subordinate nursing staff evaluation, tracking discipline. Must be able to calculate mathematical dosages of medications. Must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of emergency procedures and emergency equipment, i.e., CPR. Must be able to recognize appropriate Safe Use of Restraint (SUR) procedures. Duties include assessment and care of residents and/or staff members in emergency situations. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of teaching skills, leadership methods, and interviewing principles and techniques. Must be able to present ideas clearly and concisely utilizing English in both written and oral communications. Duties include development and presentation of information in a monthly meeting format and an In service training/teaching format. Provide treatment to HHS employees injured in course and scope of employment.
The state of Texas offers many benefits to employees, including competitive salaries, career advancement, health and dental insurance, and paid vacation and sick leave.  
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:
• Licensed by the Texas Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse or a state that recognizes reciprocity through the Nurse Licensure Compact.
• Experience in assessment and documentation of health status
• Two (2) years nursing experience preferred
• Nursing supervisory experience preferred
• Previous experience working with persons with developmental disabilities preferred. 

 

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