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).
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
- 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
- Adheres to internal controls established for department.
- Performs related duties as required.
Standard patient care supplies, equipment and mechanical
Located within the confines of a prison, jail or juvenile
detention center. Security clearance is required; pre-employment
drug testing is also required.
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
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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