Nurse Manager - Coral Sea Unit (SIGN-ON BONUS!)
Company: Texas Health & Human Services Commission
Location: Corpus Christi
Posted on: September 24, 2022
Nurse III/Nurse Manager -
Now offering up to $5,000.00 sign on bonus!! Terms and conditions
Come 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 independence.
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!
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The Nurse Manager performs advanced (senior-level) nursing
functions such as planning, developing, coordinating, and
evaluating the provision of nursing care on a 24-hour basis. The
Nurse Manager is responsible for directing the day to day
operations in all assigned areas. The Nurse Manager facilitates the
identification and implementation of Standards of Practice that are
consistent with the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC),
accepted ICF-IID (Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with
Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities) rules, The Texas
Administrative Code (TAC), and the Texas State Board of Nursing.
The Nurse Manager is responsible for ensuring a competent
workforce. They provide clinical direction and expertise and ensure
care is provided based on individual resident characteristics such
as age, developmental level, diagnoses, and/or specialized resident
needs. They participate in the development and support of
integrated treatment teams; and work closely with other divisions
and departments, interdisciplinary teams (IDTs), residents and
their families; and external organizations such as professional
groups, advocacy groups, surveyors and monitors. The Nurse Manager
participates in performance improvement and quality assurance
activities. Supervises the work of others including hiring, time
and leave activities, training/coaching, and completing performance
evaluations of staff. Provide treatment to HHS employees injured in
course and scope of employment. Works under limited supervision,
with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and
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. Participates in an
"on-call" rotation as assigned.
Plans, organizes, directs and manages the daily operations and
activities of the assigned area following SSLC and HHSC policies
and procedures, state and federal rules and regulations, and
ICF-IID standards in order to provide quality health services and
care to individuals served by the state supported living center.
Serves as the spokesperson and catalyst for the professional
practice of program-based nursing services through active and
productive participation in performance improvement activities
which include monitoring nursing performance indicators, conducting
nursing record reviews, conducting nursing peer reviews, and
participating in reviews of serious incidents when assigned.
Performance will reflect a high level of involvement,
professionalism and productivity.
Coordinates and manages overall activities of the nursing services
provided in the assigned area by monitoring all levels of nursing
staff. Promotes an environment that empowers nurses to provide
effective, compassionate and efficient nursing care by fostering a
climate that enhances job satisfaction through productivity and
quality improvement. Oversees nursing policies and procedures so as
to promote a professional environment, promote the mission of the
program and assure congruence with professional and organizational
expectations. Facilitates, coaches, and supervises others in the
development and deployment of strategies to ensure optimal levels
of nursing services are available to residents 24 hours a day,
seven days a week. Ensures awards and recognition activities that
promote staff morale. Assures the reporting of general patterns and
trends of nursing care are provided (e.g., 24-hour nursing report,
nursing documentation regarding restraints, staff call-ins, etc.).
Provides clinical direction and expertise and ensures that care
provided is based on an appropriate developmental level to meet
specific and specialized resident needs. Works with teams to
implement resident-centered trauma informed care. Facilitates the
implementation of standards of practice that are consistent with
the Board of Nursing, ICF-IID standards, Centers for Medicare and
Medicaid (CMS) conditions of participation, Texas Administrative
Code (TAC), and the rules and regulations of the Agency and
Serves as a resource on nursing practices and education programs by
performing consultative and administrative work. Ensures a
competent workforce by participating in the design, development and
oversight of the implementation of systems that evaluate and
contribute to the quality of resident care by participating in
Quality Assessment and Quality Improvement (QAQI) initiatives that
address important aspects of nursing care. Incorporates program
specific monitoring into on-going performance improvement
activities and assures timely reporting. Utilizes data as a basis
to identify and address patterns and trends as they relate to the
delivery of nursing care. Ensures that resident's rights are
protected by addressing issues found in resident care reports,
client abuse and neglect reports, 24-hour reports, and other SSLC
reporting mechanisms. Assures systematic capture, review and
analysis, communication, and follow-up in relation to significant
events on the program (e.g., Medication Errors, Adverse Drug
Reactions, Unauthorized Departures, Deaths, Unusual Occurrences,
etc.). Oversees and conducts clinical reviews to ensure adequate
clinical care is provided to residents when assigned. Alerts
leadership to safety/risk management issues and actively
facilitates problem-solving strategies.
Works with leadership to meet the nurse staffing plan to support
the SSLC mission. Ensures the continuous (24-hours/day, 7
days/week) timely availability of nursing staff to meet resident
care needs. As assigned, establishes and evaluates annually a
staffing plan for nursing service that identifies minimum staffing
for all levels of nursing personnel to promote a safe environment
that complies all regulatory and professional standards. Seeks and
utilizes suggestions to effectively streamline work efforts and
minimize redundancy. Works with leadership, keeping nursing
management apprised of nursing services resource allocation and
reallocation needs. Tracks and aggregates information for the
purpose of analysis and feedback to program staff as well as
leadership. Proactively identifies and seeks opportunities for
improved recruitment and retention of qualified personnel.
Participates in the development and support of partnerships within
the SSLC and key stakeholders including residents and their
families. Works with external stakeholders such as professional
groups, advocacy groups, surveyors and monitors as necessary.
Partners with leadership to help design and deliver a high-quality
system of care to residents using a multi-disciplinary approach.
Participates in assigned committees, workgroups, and task forces as
requested. Promotes positive working relationships with outside
agencies (e.g. Provider Investigations (PI), Office of Inspector
General (OIG)), other SSLC departments, programs and divisions
including ancillary/support services, (e.g. Pharmacy, Medical
Staff, Risk Management, Quality Assurance, Dietary, etc.).
Provide treatment to HHS employees injured in course and scope of
employment. Maintains skills in CPR and other emergency techniques
and initiates as necessary.
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:
Knowledge of Texas Nurse Practice Act, and the role of peer review
in the provision of professional nursing
Knowledge of management theory, organizational planning, plan
deployment, and improving organizational performance
Knowledge of training principles, practices, and techniques
Knowledge of group process, group dynamics, and interpersonal
Knowledge of nursing competencies, standards and health care laws
Knowledge of emergency procedures and emergency equipment
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 or ability to quickly gain that knowledge
Skills in the care and treatment of residents
Strong interpersonal skills which promote teamwork
Skills in utilizing computer hardware/software
Strong coaching skills
Ability to organize, coordinate, and evaluate nursing
Ability to instruct, train, and supervise the work of others
Ability to appropriately interact with individuals with
intellectual/developmental disabilities, with their family members,
and with staff members.
Ability to prepare and maintain records
Ability to organize and communicate information both orally and in
Ability to interpret and explain standards and regulations
Ability to instruct, train, oversee and provide guidance to
Ability to create and evaluate training objectives, requirements,
and effectiveness of delivery
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Ability to formulate learning objectives
Ability to manage time effectively
Ability to perform CPR, use the AED, provide First Aid
Ability to provide resident/family education regarding medications,
disease processes, and health
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the state of
Texas, or in a party state, that recognizes reciprocity through the
Nurse Licensure Compact Initial Selection Criteria:
AAt least three (3) years of experience as a practicing registered
nurse in a health agency, hospital, or health-care facility is
Bachelor's Degree is preferred.
At least 2 years of nursing supervisory experience is preferred
The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary guidelines which
are typically made at or near the minimum of the salary range.
* 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
* COVID-19 Precaution(s):
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, but not limited to: 68C, 66N/P/W, 290X, 46FX,
46NX, 46SX. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and
veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this
position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's
Military Crosswalk at
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