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Position range in North Texas $55k - $74k Per year
Nurse I (EEP 11p-7a) HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION Occupation: Registered Nurses
Location: WICHITA FALLS, TX - 76308 Positions available: 1
Job #: 15358482 Work At Home option: Not Specified
Updated: 9/21/2022 Expires: 11/24/2022
Source: WorkInTexas Site: WorkInTexas Agency Job ID: 524314

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Job/Position Description Are you ready to be professionally challenged? Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team of engaged and committed professionals? Then the Health and Specialty Care System (HSCS) may be just the place for you! The State Hospital System, under the HSCS is comprised of nine psychiatric hospitals located throughout the state and one youth residential psychiatric center in Waco. The HSCS is a hub of excellence for forensic mental health and complex psychiatric care, with all facilities accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospitals provide state-of-the-art treatment that is recovery-oriented and evidence-based. Whether in a direct-care or support role, your contribution will make a difference in the life of a Texan. Apply now to join our team. The Nurse I (Staff Nurse) performs entry-level to routine (journey-level) nursing work at a competent level in the state hospital under the supervision of the Charge Nurse or Nurse Manager (Nurse II/III). Conducts comprehensive assessments of patients nursing care needs using specialized skills in an inpatient psychiatric setting. Identifies nursing diagnoses or problem lists and formulates an initial plan of care based on assessment data. Establishes unit routines and develops and maintains the therapeutic milieu. Makes observations of patient behavior and status and reports to the psychiatrist, other recovery team members, and supervising nurse, as appropriate. Carries out nursing interventions as identified in the multidisciplinary recovery plan. Administers medications as ordered and maintains medication administration and controlled drug records according to facility policy. Trains other staff members as necessary, or as requested. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Performs other duties as assigned. Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency’s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location. 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. Performs comprehensive assessment of patients' nursing care needs including physical, behavioral, psychiatric, and social needs. Observes and analyzes patient behavior and status, and documents in the medical record or reports, as needed, to other team members, including the attending psychiatrist. Develops or contributes to the development of the individualized recovery plan in collaboration with other recovery team members, based on data obtained from the assessment. Provides comprehensive individual or group health teaching and coping strategies to patients and/or families in order to meet patient/family needs. Utilizes one-to-one counseling skills in therapeutic interactions with patients to assist them in identifying anxiety and developing coping strategies. Initiates and implements population-specific nursing interventions based on appropriate standards of care for the assigned patient population. Administers medications and treatments as ordered by the physician and maintains medication administration (MAR) and controlled drug records according to facility policy. Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browser to apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human Services Career Portal.

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Address: Address Not Available, WICHITA FALLS, TX 76308

Compensation and Hours
Salary Range: $5,135.90 - $5,746.66 Month Not Applicable Not Available Other Benefits: Not Available Full or Part Time: Full Time (30 Hours or More) Job Duration: Over 150 Days Type of Job: Regular Not a Special Category
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Minimum Experience Required: Not Specified
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Minimum Education Level Required: No Minimum Education Requirement
Required License/Certification: No

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This section shows the number of job openings advertised online in Wichita County, TX for Registered Nurses and for the related occupational group of Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations on October 2, 2022 (Jobs De-duplication Level 2).
There were 164 job openings advertised online in Wichita County, TX for Registered Nurses on October 2, 2022. There are also 454 job openings advertised online for the related occupation group of Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations in Wichita County, TX on October 2, 2022.
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