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Company: Texas Health and Human Services
Location: Vernon, TX
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Government Administration


Nurse I

Are you ready to be professionally challenged? Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team of engaged and committed professionals? Then the State Hospital System (SHS) may be just the place for you! The SHS is comprised of nine psychiatric hospitals located throughout the state and one youth residential psychiatric center in Waco. The SHS 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 science-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 team.

The RN I performs entry level nursing work at the advanced beginner level. Works under the clinical supervision of more experienced Registered Nurses (RN II/III) and provides basic level nursing care to an assigned group of patients. Assists more experienced nurses in assessing patients nursing care needs. Observes, assesses, plans, performs, evaluates, and documents patient care. Contributes observations to senior nurses and other treatment team members to assist in planning for the patients' care. Acknowledges, transcribes, and reviews physician orders. Administers medications and basic treatments as ordered and alerts senior nurse of any discrepancies. Promotes, establishes, and maintains the therapeutic milieu. Performs one to one interactions with patients in order to assess their needs and may assist others in providing group interventions, Assists in teaching and directs the implementation of nursing care by non-professional staff. Provides clinical supervision to Licensed Vocational Nurses and Psychiatric Nursing Assistants. Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team. May relieve as charge nurse or act as supervisor in his/her absence. Must understand that duties, location of work, and shift/pattern are subject to changes as determined by the administration to meet the needs of the hospital. Must understand that duties may include exposure of blood or other potentially infectious materials.

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