Advanced Practice RN I - Med Surg
Company: Texas Health & Human Services Commission
Location: El Paso
Posted on: January 27, 2023
Advanced Practice RN ICome 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
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
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
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
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
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
Skill in interpretation of interpret laboratory analyses and
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
Ability to supervise the work of others who provide medical care to
Ability to appropriately interact with individuals with
Ability to present ideas clearly and concisely in both written and
Ability to prepare and maintain medical records.
Ability to work productively with professionals and
paraprofessionals as an effective member of an interdisciplinary
Ability to work independently and be flexible in carrying out
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 and enroll as a
Medicaid and Medicare Part B provider.
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.
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 State Supported Living Center employees are subject to Random
Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The
position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours.
Must be willing to work weekends and holidays.
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
Personal protective equipment required and provided
Social distancing guidelines in place
Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place
Vaccines available for employees
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
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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
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