RN’s – Registered Nurses needed
Location: Harlingen, TX
Shifts: 6:00am-2:30pm, 2:00pm-10:30pm, 10:00pm-6:30am
Length: TBD minimum 3 months
Start date: ASAP
Number of positions: 2
Experience: 1+ years of experience in a long-term care/ Skilled care facility
Facility: Long Term Care/ Skilled Care/Behavioral Health
$47/hr = ($22/hr taxed + $25/hr housing stipend)
*** Must be 50 miles away from permanent residence to qualify housing allowance
- Performs routine nursing work.
- Work involves providing for the assessment, care and treatment of patients.
- May train others.
- Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
- Works under the supervision of the Nurse Manager IV.
- The Unit RN II may assign nursing responsibilities to the Unit LVN in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act.
- The responsibility of the Unit RN is to provide for and supervise the professional nursing care of the individuals who reside in a state school setting.
- The Unit RN is available to unit personnel to make nursing decisions on a 24-hour basis.
- She/he is a member of the professional team and shares responsibility with other team members for the development of the individual’s program.
- Work involves communication skills, i.e. relaying information to other team members, physicians, nurses; data entry, documentation, completing reports, maintaining personnel records, supervisory duties, and following all facility rules/policies.
- Provide treatment to HHS employees injured in course and scope of employment.
Essential Job Functions:
1. 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.
2. Assesses the health/mental status of the patient upon admission and on an ongoing basis and documents assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation in patient record in order to determine priorities and plan therapeutic nursing care. Performs Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/Heimlich techniques correctly and safely according to the specifications of the American Heart Association.
3. Reviews patient charts/records to ensure medical issues and nursing interventions are addressed on the recovery plan.
4. Provides written nursing input to ensure that nursing interventions are consistent with the patient’s clinical needs as identified in the patient’s record.
5. Exercises a high degree of critical thinking and independent judgment in the decision-making process in order to facilitate the delivery of quality patient care.
6. Utilizes therapeutic communication skills in interactions with patients and interacts with patients in a caring, respectful manner in order to promote the healing process and return of the patient to the least restrictive environment. Coaches other staff in utilizing therapeutic communication.
7. Carries out physician’s orders and implements nursing interventions according to acceptable nursing care standards and hospital policies and procedures.
8. Monitors Treatment Intervention & Preventative Strategies (TIPS) techniques, and in the absence of other staff, implements TIPS in order to ensure the well being of patients and staff.
9. Abides by the facility work rules.
10. Follows professional standards as stated by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
- Knowledge of nursing techniques and procedures; of health care laws and regulations; of medical diagnoses and procedures; of accepted medical treatment programs; and of community health and nursing care principles, practices, and procedures.
- Ability to provide patient care, to prepare and maintain records, to explain public health law, and to communicate effectively.
- Must maintain current BLS/CPR certification. Must have strength and flexibility to safely perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
- Must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of emergency procedures and emergency equipment.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
1. Licensed to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Texas (or a state that recognizes reciprocity through the Nurse Licensure Compact)
2. Two or more years nursing experience preferred (if newly licensed RN, LVN experience may be considered to meet qualification)
3. Nursing experience in ER and Med/Surg preferred
- Current Resume
- RN- TX – license- Active or compact state
- Current BLS- current
- Experience: 2+ years of experience in a long-term care/behavioral health/acute care
- 2 current clinical references
- Physical (within 12 months)
- TB skin test (within 12 months)
- MMR/Hep B/Varicella
- Must be able to pass background/urine drug screening
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