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Advanced Practice RN I - Med Surg

Company: Texas Health & Human Services Commission
Location: Abilene
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Advanced Practice RN IAdvanced Practice RN I

Come work in an environment where 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.

The state supported living centers serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are medically fragile or who have behavioral problems. The centers provide campus-based direct services and supports at 13 centers located throughout the state. Learn About Our State Supported Living Centers

The state of Texas offers many benefits to employees. HHSC is a qualifying organization for the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, which forgives the remaining balance on college student Direct Loans after making 120 qualifying monthly payments. We also offer excellent health benefits, a lifetime monthly retirement annuityas well as 401(k) and 457 Programs under the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

If you are looking for a place to work where you can establish a career that is filled with purpose, this is the job for you!

The Advanced Practice RN is appointed by the Medical Director subject to the approval of the SSLC Director. Performs advanced clinical medical care under the supervision of a physician. Work involves assessing, planning, and providing comprehensive patient care independently or in collaboration with other health care professionals. Directs medical activities/treatment, monitors trends and activities, and makes recommendations for improvement. Provides treatment to HHS employees injured in course and scope of employment. Performs all other duties as assigned by the Medical Director/Facility Director, including planning, assigning, and/or supervising the work of others. Works under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Works under the clinical and administrative supervision of the Medical Director and/or other supervising physician. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

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.

Provides acute care to individuals, including daily assessment for acute health problems or injury in the clinic and/or infirmary. The assessment includes diagnosis, treatment and a plan of care with documentation of the acute issue, assessing injuries, including possible sutures and/or referrals to hospital or emergency room.

Provides chronic care to individuals, which includes a quarterly assessment for individuals with identified chronic health care diagnosis, a review of appropriate treatment specific to the disease process and update or change of medical treatment as warranted, and monitoring of the chronic condition.

quarterly assessment for individuals with identified chronic health care diagnosis including review of appropriate treatment specific to the disease process and update or change of medical treatment as warranted.

Provides comprehensive medical care, which includes conducting rounds, review of infirmary and hospitalized patient and on-call cases for status of condition individuals are under treatment for.

Provides medical diagnosis and the review of the treatment plan at the Individual Service Plan (ISP). Includes review of all the identified risks of the individual, (choking, pneumonia, etc.) as well as their health status, and ensures necessary supports (OT, PT, Nursing, etc.) have been identified and appropriate areas of need are being addressed.

Develops accurate and timely documentation, which includes dictation of annual summaries and pre-procedural histories and physicals, documentation of specialty medical consultation, physical and chemical restrains and all acute and chronic patient care.

Provide treatment to HHS employees injured in course and scope of employment as needed.

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.

Knowledge Skills Abilities:

Knowledge of methods and procedures in the field of general medicine/nursing including laws and ordinances governing public health and hospital operations.

Knowledge of principles, methods and procedures for the delivery of medical evaluations, diagnosis, and treatment.

Knowledge of the principles of the development, implementation, and documentation of case histories and individualized care and treatment plans.

Skill in interpretation of interpret laboratory analyses and x-rays.

Skill in the care and treatment of patients and in the use of medical diagnostic and treatment tools and equipment.

Ability to examine, diagnoses, and treat physical and mental disorders.

Ability to supervise the work of others who provide medical care to patients.

Ability to appropriately interact with individuals with developmental disabilities.

Ability to present ideas clearly and concisely in both written and oral communications.

Ability to prepare and maintain medical records.

Ability to work productively with professionals and paraprofessionals as an effective member of an interdisciplinary team.

Ability to work independently and be flexible in carrying out assigned responsibilities.

Registration or Licensure Requirements:

Registered nurse in the State of Texas or in another state that recognizes reciprocity through the Nurse Licensure Compact.

Certified as an advanced practice registered nurse by the Texas Board of Nursing.

Must have, or can obtain, a current registration certificate from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). Must possess a National Provider Identifier (NPI#) as defined by Medicare Part B.

Initial Selection Criteria:

Graduation from an advanced practice registered nurse educational program accredited by a national nursing education accrediting body that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Texas Board of Nursing with a master's degree or higher level.

Clinical nursing experience.

Experience in supervising or leading the work of others.

Additional Information:

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 new hire candidates will be required to receive COVID-19 medical screening (nasal test) as part of the due diligence process

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 process.

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

Personal protective equipment required and provided

Temperature screenings

Social distancing guidelines in place

Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

Vaccines available for employees

MOS Code:

Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include: 66P, 66R, 290X, 46YX.

All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For additional information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx

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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 interview.

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