Correctional Nurse
Texas Tech University - Fort Stockton, TX

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Employees in this classification perform responsible professional nursing care at a unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Responsible for the care and treatment of patients in accordance with accepted nursing and medical standards administrative nursing personnel.

Supervises other subordinate clinic personnel. Work is performed under correctional clinic conditions; position requires a high degree of contact with patients, other clinic personnel and outside professionals.

Major/Essential Functions
Performs mental health assessments. Contacts physician if in doubt about patient condition. Responds to Sick call Requests ( SCR ) appropriately. Performs direct therapeutic interaction/care for patients in an outpatient setting. Demonstrates ability to identify signs and symptoms of mental illness and implement nursing care appropriately within the correctional setting. Maintains accurate and current knowledge of treatment options, including psychotropic medication parameters.

Occasional Duties
Assists nurse manager with quality improvement/ performance incentives. Attends training on leadership and team building to improve self as a supervisor. Conducts/ attends departmental meetings as required. Performs other appropriate duties as assigned or required.

Graduated from an approved accredited nursing program.
Current R.N. license as approved by the Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners or ability to transfer current R.N. license to Texas.

Preferred Qualifications

Security Sensitive?

Security Level (TTU only)

Does this position work in a research laboratory?

If yes, are select agents used in this laboratory?

Pay Basis
Semi-Monthly (Non-Exempt)

Job Type
Full Time

Correctional Managed Health Care (CMHC)

Work Location
Ft. Stockton

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Job Open Date

Job Close Date

Special Instructions to Applicants

Physical Demands
Stand 1/3-2/3, walk 1/3-2/3, sit 1/3-2/3, Use hands to finger, handle, feel 2/3, reach with hands, arms 2/3,climb or balance 1/3, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl 1/3-2/3, Talk or hear 2/3, lift up to 10 pounds 1/3-2/3, up to 25 to 100 pounds less than 1/3. Work moving mechanical parts 1/3, work in high, precarious places 1/3, fumes or airborne particles 1/3.

Salary Grade

Hourly Pay Range
20.20 - 30.87

Monthly Pay Range
3501.33 - 5350.00

Internal Candidates Only?

Internal Cand Open Date

Internal Cand Closing Date

EEO Statement:
The entities of the Texas Tech University System are Equal Opportunity Employers and employ without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran, or other protected classes.

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