Company: North Texas State Hospital - Wichita Falls Campus
Location: Wichita Falls
Posted on: June 12, 2021
The San Antonio State Supported Living Center(SSLC), part of the
Health and Specialty Care System, is seeking a Registered Nurse
Nurse Manager to join an interdisciplinary team of professionals to
provide clinical care to individuals of the SSLC. As a State
Supported Living Nurse, you will work at the SSLC campus with a
dynamic group of staff and professionals who are dedicated to
providing supports and services for individuals with intellectual
and developmental disabilities. This is a team environment where
staff clinicians collaborate to provide comprehensive care and
services. To learn more about the SSLCs, see
The most important characteristic about State Supported Living
Center employees is that we truly value and respect those we serve
and believe in the mission that all people can achieve a higher
level of wellness and independence. Our vision statement is
Individuals served at State Supported Living Centers will
experience the highest quality of life, supported through a
comprehensive array of services designed to maximize well-being,
dignity, and respect.
The state of Texas offers many benefits to employees, including
competitive salaries, career advancement, health and dental
insurance, and paid vacation and sick leave
The RN - Nurse Manager performs duties within the scope of practice
attributed to the skills of a registered nurse in the assigned area
and reports to the Nursing Operation Officer. The work involves
planning, developing, coordinating, and evaluating activities
related to nursing function of the assigned area. Coordination of
care and treatment of individuals that may require 24 hour nursing
care and/or individuals with psychiatric/behavioral needs in
accordance with accepted ICF-IID (Intermediate Care Facility for
Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities) rules and
Texas Board of Nurses (BON) rules. Responsible for the overall
nursing functions including the medication administration process.
The Nurse Manager is responsible for hiring, time and leave
activities, completing performance evaluations of staff,
Performance and Conduct Management, and policy
development/revisions. The RN - Nurse Manager will keep informed of
and follows all facility policies and procedures. This position may
be involved in quality assurance reviews and/or participate in an
on-call rotation. Provide 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.
Plans, directs, and supervises overall nursing care of assigned
Sets goals and long range plans for assigned unit.
Observes and ensures safe professional nursing practices are
Provides training/education to staff as needed.
Interviews and hires nursing staff according to established hiring
Maintains personnel records for assigned nursing staff.
Maintains open lines of communication with primary care providers
and consults with them about medical care, policies, and
Makes daily weekday rounds on assigned homes and provides support
and supervision to direct care nurses on a regular basis.
Updates the Nursing Operations Officer and Chief Nurse Executive on
an on-going basis about pertinent information concerning unit
operations and individuals status.
Attends meetings as assigned and visits assigned homes on all
shifts on a regular basis.
Visits homes periodically on weekends and holidays on varying
Provide treatment to HHS employees injured in course and scope of
Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively
participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the
agencys 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.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Must demonstrate considerable knowledge of nursing procedures and
techniques; of health care laws and regulations; local, state and
federal rules; and of accepted health care standards.
Demonstrate the ability to appropriately interact with individuals
with developmental disabilities, family and staff members.
Must demonstrate the ability to coordinate on-going health care
during routine daily activities or during special activities.
Ability to maintain accurate records and complete reports and
nursing staff evaluations, tracking performance, and taking
disciplinary actions as required by the Health and Human Services
Demonstrate knowledge of emergency procedures and emergency
equipment, i.e., CPR. And ability to assess and care for residents
and/or staff members in emergency situations.
Knowledge of teaching skills, leadership methods, and interviewing
principles and techniques.
Experience required in completion of schedules for nurse staffing
and ratios including scheduling of nursing staff for required
training/education and workshops.
Ability to present ideas clearly and concisely in both written and
Experience in the development and presentation of information.
Must maintain current CPR certification. Must have strength and
flexibility to safely perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
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
Initial Selection Criteria:
Licensed by Texas Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse or a state
that recognizes reciprocity through the Nurse Licensure
Three (3) years of experience as documentation of Nursing
Supervisory/Administrative experience preferred.
Bachelor's Degree preferred, experience may be substituted for
Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check,
pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the
Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aide,
Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct and HHS OIG List of
Excluded Individuals/ Entities. Males between the ages of 18 25
must be registered with the Selective Service. All State Supported
Living Center employees are subject to Random drug testing.
Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The
position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours.All
applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for
employment at a state-operated facility.
All new hire candidates will be required to receive COVID-19
medical screening (nasal test) as part of the due diligence
Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection
criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this
position may include: 68C, 66N/P/W, 290X, 46FX, 46NX, 46SX. All
active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are
encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more
information see the Texas State Auditors Military Crosswalk at
HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation
with you on your first day of work.
- Click here to download the I-9 form.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS
agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring
and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability.
If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact
the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are
contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in
the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the
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