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Nurse Clinician (RN) - Carole Young Unit

Company: University of Texas Medical Branch
Location: Galveston
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

The mission of Correctional Managed Care is to address the healthcare needs of underserved patient populations within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) and the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD).

JOB SUMMARY:

Competent clinician to provide direct nursing care to an assigned group of patients and possesses knowledge and skill to meet standards for competent professional nursing practice as specified in the Texas Nurse Practice Act. Competently functions as a member of an interdisciplinary care team which is focused and patient centered. Manages unexpected or emergency situations that are commonly seen in assigned specialty population. Serves as a resource for other nursing staff.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Competently and independently assesses, plans, implements, evaluates, and documents the daily care of assigned patients.
  • Competently identifies patients care needs, formulates appropriate nursing diagnoses, develops and individualizes care plan, and revises plan of care as needed.
  • Competently executes physician's orders for all assigned patients. Administers medications and treatments and delivers culturally congruent and specialty appropriate competent nursing care in accordance with UTMB, TDCJ and/or TJJD policies, procedures, and standards in a caring and compassionate manner.
  • Competently and independently performs routine and complex technical procedures/skills in assigned specialty area.
  • Competently and independently plans, coordinates, and prioritizes patient care activities according to skill level and work complexity.
  • Adheres to internal controls established for department.
  • Performs related duties as required.

EQUIPMENT:

Standard patient care supplies, equipment and mechanical devices.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Located within the confines of a prison, jail or juvenile detention center. Security clearance is required; pre-employment drug testing is also required.

REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

Registered Nurse (RN) with two (2) years of clinical RN experience. Must possess and maintain a current license or valid permit to practice in Texas. Current BLS-HP required.

This is an open-pooled position. Applicants' education/experience will be considered and the position may be filled at a lower or higher level, as appropriate. Applicants with less than two (2) years of experience will be considered for a Nurse Clinician II or Nurse Clinician I position.

Salary is commensurate with years of relevant work experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. As a VEVRRA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Compensation

Keywords: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston , Nurse Clinician (RN) - Carole Young Unit, Other , Galveston, Texas

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