RN CASE MANAGER
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services - Pollok, TX

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Performs complex nursing work. Work involves providing for the assessment, care and treatment of patients. Works under general supervision, with the expectation for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Responsible for the provision of oversight of the delivery of nursing care necessary to meet the health care needs of persons served. Responsible for the assessment, diagnosis, care intervention, evaluation and documentation of healthcare needs and/or issues of the people served.
Responsible for reporting health care needs and/or issues to the appropriate person and creating care plans that accurately and definitively direct the implementation of all necessary care . As a member of the Personal Support Team, works closely with members of other disciplines to assure that communication is in place to provide a most consistent, highest quality interdisciplinary guided care for all persons served.
Supervision of the Case Manager is the responsibility of the Nursing Operations Office or Case Manager Supervisor, as determined by the facility. Successful completion of duties requires the use of nursing skills and judgment as well as the use established nursing methods, procedures and techniques. The RN Case Manager has no financial responsibility but is accountable for assigned property.

The RN Case Manager:
  • Does not provide RN coverage for the unit/campus on any shift
  • Is not scheduled to work or provide RN coverage for the unit/campus on weekends or holidays.
  • Does not work as a campus RN, RN supervisor, or Officer on Duty.
  • Does not provide supervision to other nurses.
Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.
EJF 1. Monitors the health status of all persons served assigned to the RN Case Manager. Uses nursing skill and
judgment and established procedures to assure that optimal nursing care is provided in an attempt to promote the
optimal health of persons served. % Time Spent: 20
EJF 2. Performs physical assessments in accordance with training and facility protocols. Demonstrates thorough knowledge of the nursing process and nursing procedures. % Time Spent: 20
EJF 3. Actively participates in meetings related to care of persons served in order to manage and coordinate health care to achieve optimal health. % Time Spent: 20
EJF 4. Demonstrates knowledge of medications administered in order to identify desired effects or adverse
reactions. Reviews physician’s orders and Medication Administration Records to ascertain that dications/treatments are administered as ordered. % Time Spent: 10
EJF 5. Demonstrates knowledge of safety and infection control practices to ensure a safe working environment.
% Time Spent: 5
EJF 6. Participates in competency-based training and continuing education activities and meetings in order to maintain competence in nursing best practice. Complies with state mandated continuing education to maintain licensure as a registered nurse. % Time Spent: 5

EJF 7. Demonstrates compliance with time and attendance policy and assigned work hours. Observe Standards of Conduct of State Officers and Employees as defined in HHSC HR Manual Adheres to professional standards of conduct and behavior. % Time Spent: 5
EJF 8. Establishes and maintains professional work relationships with persons served, co-workers, supervisors, ancillary staff and visitors. Participates in proactive problem solving related to care of persons served and nursing processes and issues. % Time Spent: 5
EJF 9. Follows information security protocols in order to maintain the accuracy and confidentiality of consumer records. % Time Spent: 5
EJF 10. Participates in Quality Assurance, Peer Review practices and other activities related to the
development/enhancement/refinement of nursing policy and procedure in order to evaluate and improve the quality
of nursing care provided on campus. % Time Spent: 5
Total Time Spent: 100 %

Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Experience in nursing work. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work
in nursing or from an accredited nursing program is generally preferred. Experience working as a Registered Nurse may be substituted for the educational requirement.

Must be registered as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas or a state that recognizes reciprocity through the
Nurse Licensure Compact.

Must demonstrate considerable knowledge of nursing techniques and procedures; of health care laws and
regulations; of medical diagnoses and procedures; of accepted medical treatment patterns; of community health
and nursing care principles, practices, and procedures; of program regulations and procedures.

Ability to provide patient care; to prepare and maintain records, and provide oversight of the work of others.

The RN Case Manager must possess the ability to assess and evaluate the healthcare needs and or issues of
persons served. The RN Case Manager must possess the ability to communicate with members of other
disciplines to ensure optimal interdisciplinary care for persons served.

The RN Case Manager must possess the ability to communicate information gathered to home facility physicians
and staff.

The RN Case Manager must possess knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology, nursing
techniques and procedures, medications and side effects, adverse reactions and signs of toxicity associated with
medications, and knowledge of or ability to learn the techniques of administering medications to developmentally
disabled individuals.

The RN Case Manager must possess knowledge of infection control principles and standards established by
Centers for Disease control and OSHA as well as knowledge of or ability to learn and comply with DADS SSLC and
Facility-specific policies and procedures and ICF-MR standards.

The RN Case Manager must possess the ability and skills to perform comprehensive physical assessments and
identify abnormal findings on evaluation and to recognize signs and symptoms of illness or injury as well as the
ability to provide nursing care and perform skilled nursing procedures.

The RN Case Manager Nurse must possess the ability to analyze, assimilate, and integrate information in order
to make nursing judgments about conditions and the acuity of conditions, to develop plans of care, and to evaluate outcomes of care as well as the ability to receive and act upon verbal and written information and orders; ability to learn assigned tasks readily.

The RN Case Manager Nurse must possess knowledge of mathematics.

The RN Case Manager Nurse must possess the ability to prioritize work and practice time management to ensure
time lines are met.
Leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills are required including, but not limited to, the ability to provide inservicing to others, provide oversight, and take corrective action when indicated. Must communicate, verbally and in writing, in a clear, concise manner. The RN Case Manager will maintain a professional, harmonious working relationship with other members of the interdisciplinary team.

Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Must be registered as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas or a state that recognizes reciprocity through the Nurse Licensure Compact.

Initial Selection Criteria:
Licensed by the Texas Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse
Experience in medication administration
Experience in assessment and documentation of health status
Prior nursing experience
Dependable work history
Demonstrated accurate spelling/grammar
Previous experience working with people with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

Additional Information:
Day shift, 8a-5p M-F. The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours.
All applicants must pass: pre-employment drug screen, fingerprint criminal background check, and Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Employee Misconduct Registry and Nurse/Aide Registry checks. Males between the ages of 18 – 25 must be registered with the Selective Service. All State Supported Living Center employees are subject to Random drug testing. Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours.

All new employees must be able to attend orientation during the first 3-4 weeks of employment on an 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday thru Friday schedule.

Lufkin State Supported Living Center is located 7 miles north of Lufkin on Hwy. 69 North Req ID 208535
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 AccessHR 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 interview.

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