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Company: Texas Health and Human Services
Location: Austin, TX
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Government Administration


Psychiatric Nursing Asst III
Now offering $2,500.00 Hiring Bonus! Terms and conditions apply.

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

The Psychiatric Nursing Assistant III (PNA III) performs complex (journey-level)
rehabilitative patient care services work under the clinical supervision of a
Registered Nurse (RN) to provide quality psychiatric nursing care in an
inpatient setting. Work involves providing emergency, health, and personal
care services to patients; observing, reporting and documenting, in an
electronic record, patient conditions and behaviors; interacting with patients
therapeutically; and participating in individualized and unit-based programming.
The PNA III has a primary responsibility to maintain direct and on-going
therapeutic interactions with patients to promote living and social skills, thus
encouraging progress towards a lesser restrictive environment. As an integral
member of the recovery team or admissions team, provides verbal and
supportive documentation concerning individual patient behaviors, progress or
lack thereof, towards individualized goals of the recovery plan. Participates in
shift reports and recovery team or admissions meetings. Performs delegated
nursing duties commensurate with competency. May provide guidance and
oversee the assigned tasks of the PNA I and II. Works under general
supervision with, moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent

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.


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