The Nurse Educator Assistant performs professional nursing work within the scope of practice attributed to the skills of a registered nurse. The Nurse Educator Assistant works under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. The Nurse Educator Assistant works under the direction and supervision of the Nurse Educator and is responsible for assisting with the coordination and implementation of the Nursing Education Program at the State Supported Living Centers. He/she assists in evaluation and testing of competency skills and knowledge of all new and incumbent nursing staff. This position will assist with orientation of newly hired nurses and will assist in the orientation of student nurses. Promotes and initiates professional, legal, and ethical nursing practice at the state supported living center. This position assists the Nurse Educator in coordinating systems to ensure nursing education/competency is provided for all nurses.
Essential Job Functions:
1. Orients new nursing staff to facility protocols and procedures
2. Keeps abreast of current nursing philosophy, techniques and regulations
3. Assists the Nurse Educator to evaluate competency of new and tenured nursing staff in nursing skills/knowledge so that optimal health care is delivered to individuals served
4. Complies with State/Federal/Local Standards
5. Types reports, communications using PC, required software and established formats
6. Assists with the orientation of nursing students as applicable
7. Works independently and productively with all levels of staff and departments
8. Provides/coordinates training/education to all levels of staff regarding health maintenance/prevention issues
9. Serves on designated committees as assigned
10. Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and 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.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Experience in nursing work. Must demonstrate considerable knowledge of nursing techniques and procedures of: health care laws and regulations; medical diagnoses and procedures; accepted medical treatment patterns; community health and nursing care principles, practices, and procedures; program regulations and procedures.
Ability to provide patient care; to prepare and maintain records; to explain public health law; to organize, coordinate, and evaluate nursing activities and delivery of public health services; to interpret policies and procedures; to interpret health care regulations; to recognize patterns of medical necessity treatment; and to supervise the work of others.
He/she must be able to appropriately interact with individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and staff members. Must have knowledge of nursing care standards. Ability to interpret regulations and communicate them effectively both orally and in writing. Knowledge of state and federal laws and Intermediate Care Facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICF-IID) rules, regulations, policy and procedures related to State Supported Living Center. Must maintain current CPR certification. Must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of emergency procedures and emergency equipment. Must have strength and flexibility to safely perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
1. Graduation from a college or university accredited by the Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners with a degree in nursing
2. AND licensed to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Texas (or a state that recognizes reciprocity through the Nurse Licensure Compact)
3. PLUS Three (3) years of experience as a practicing registered nurse in a recognized health agency, hospital, or health-care facility.
4. Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Nursing or Education preferred
Initial Selection Criteria:
1. Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Nursing or Education preferred
2. Licensed by Texas Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse or a state that recognizes reciprocity through the Nurse Licensure Compact
3. Documentation of Nursing Supervisory/Administrative/Teaching Experience
4. Combined Years of Nursing Experience Greater Than 3 Years
5. Documentation of Computer Skill
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.
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 interview.
“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.”
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services - 16 months ago