Correctional Nurse

  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • 3601 4th Street, Lubbock, Texas
  • Mar 29, 2021
CORRECTIONS Public Health

Job Description

Position Description

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

Communicates patient data using EMR to support decision-making to improve patient care. Assists with or performs exams and procedures and documents intervention in EMR. Supervises LVN's , administer or assist with administration or documentation of medications. Performs other duties as assigned. Prepares and operates necessary equipment and instruments for examinations, treatments, and procedures. Maintains working knowledge of current issues and treatment modalities. Assures that physical counts of sharps, instruments, and keys are correct and documented the appropriate logs.
Work is performed under general supervision with intellectual freedom, autonomy to nurture innovative ideas, bold explorations, and a pioneering spirit. This valuable TEAM member shall perform work in a manner that reflects the Values of TTUHSC:
ONE TEAM unite and include diverse perspectives to achieve our mission
KINDHEARTED exceed expectations with a kind heart, helping hands, and a positive attitude.
INTEGRITY be honorable and trustworthy even when no one is looking
VISIONARY nurture innovative ideas, bold explorations, and a pioneering spirit.
BEYOND SERVICE create and deliver positive defining moments.

Required Qualifications

License/Certification: Current RN License in the State of Texas, or ability to transfer license to Texas, or scheduled to complete a program of nursing within 120 days of applying for a position. Graduated from an approved accredited nursing program. New graduates must pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX- RN) on the first attempt.

Experience: No experience required.

Pay Statement

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

EEO Statement

As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant's race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Job Address

3601 4th Street, Lubbock, Texas 79430 United States View Map