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Nurse Manager

Company:
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Job Location:
Category:
Health and Medical Services
Type:
Full-Time
Amarillo

38082BR

Position Description
Supervises and delegates nursing care to members of the health care team. May perform care based on staffing needs. Functions within legal scope of practice and in accordance with the policies and procedures of the organization and practice setting. Plans, organizes, directs, and evaluates patient care services. Individual(s) in this position generally assist the Assistant Director of Nurses. Provides supervision and direction to subordinate nursing staff to ensure a safe, efficient, and professional environment.

Campus
HSC - Correctional Managed Health Care

Department: Amarillo Clements Unit

Major/Essential Functions
  • Nurse Manager oversees Charge Nurses, RNs, LVNs, CMAs, and other licensed staff involved in managing and coordinating the delivery of patient care services, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, and fostering a culture of excellence and teamwork.
  • Conducting initial health assessments for newly admitted inmates, including admissions to the Unit infirmary, Crisis Management, and PAMIO program.
  • Administering medications to inmates, as prescribed by physicians or nurse practitioner, both from pill windows and cell side. IV push medications as needed.
  • Administering medications to inmates, as prescribed by physicians or nurse practitioner, both from pill windows and cell side.
  • Monitoring inmates for adverse reactions to medications and intervening as necessary.
  • Performing basic medical procedures, such as wound care and dressing changes.
  • Collecting and recording vital signs, such as blood pressure, heart rate, and temperature.
  • Assisting with diagnostic tests and procedures, such as blood draws and electrocardiograms.
  • Providing health education and counseling to inmates on topics such as disease prevention, healthy lifestyle choices, and medication adherence.
  • Assisting with the maintenance of medical records and charts for all inmates.
  • Assisting with the management of chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, hypertension, and asthma.
  • Assisting with the screening of inmates for infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and hepatitis.
  • Collaborating with other members of the healthcare team to ensure continuity of care for inmates who require specialty services outside the prison setting.
  • The function of a behavioral health professional is to conduct assessments, administer medication, respond to crises, provide education and referrals, document patient records, collaborate with other healthcare professionals, advocate for patients' rights, follow safety protocols, and stay current on research and trends in prison mental health nursing.
  • The function of an infirmary nurse is to conduct comprehensive assessments, administer medication and treatments, monitor patients' physical and mental health, provide wound care, assist with activities of daily living, communicate with the healthcare team, educate patients about adhering to infection control protocols to prevent the spread of infectious diseases in both short and long-term care settings, as well as in hospice and mental health observation.
  • Other duties as assigned.
About Managed Care:
Since 1989, TTUHSC Managed Care has served as a healthcare delivery service, providing high quality, low cost healthcare to patients within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice system. We provide medical, mental health, and dental services to patients in 22 facilities throughout West Texas. Managed Care emphasizes our values-based culture in all we do. You can learn more about TTUHSC Managed Care by visiting our website HERE.
This valuable team member shall perform work in a manner that reflects the Values of TTUHSC:
  • ONE TEAM: Unite and include diverse perspectives to achieve our mission
  • KINDHEARTED: Exceed expectations with a kind heart, helping hands, and a positive attitude
  • INTEGRITY: Be honorable and trustworthy even when no one is looking
  • VISIONARY: Nurture innovative ideas, bold explorations, and a pioneering spirit
  • BEYOND SERVICE: Create and deliver positive defining moments
Take care of yourself and your family. Enjoy some of the best benefits in the state of Texas:
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Training
  • Continuing Education
  • Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Retiree Insurance
  • Paid Leave
  • Leadership Program
  • State Pension
Required Qualifications
  • Education: Graduate from an approved accredited nursing program.
  • License/Certification: Current license as a Registered Nurse as approved by the Texas Board of Nursing or have the ability to transfer RN license to Texas.
  • CPR certified.
  • Experience: At least four years related experience.
Required Attachments
Resume / CV

Optional Attachments
Professional License/Certification

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan website.

EEO Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Jeanne Clery Act
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal statute requiring colleges and universities participating in federal financial aid programs to maintain and disclose campus crime statistics and security information. By October 1 of each year, institutions must publish and distribute their Annual Campus Security Policy & Crime Statistics Report (ASR) to current and prospective students and employees. You can locate this report through our website at: https://www.ttuhsc.edu/emergency/clery-report.aspx.

Pay Basis: Monthly

Pay Grade Minimum
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected

Pay Grade Maximum
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected

Schedule Details
Will discuss at interview.

Travel Required: Up to 25%
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