Job Vacancy Staff Nurse II – Days, Dunn Behavioral Sciences Center/HCPC at UTHealth University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston



Job title: Staff Nurse II – Days, Dunn Behavioral Sciences Center/HCPC at UTHealth

Company: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Job description: Join a growing team! With the opening of Dunn Behavioral Sciences Center/HCPC at UTHealth, we will soon have the largest academic psychiatric hospital in the country, serving the region with an 500+ bed facility. Our dedicated health care employees will have the opportunity to be exposed to a variety of mental health specialties and cutting-edge research. With exposure to a variety of specialties such as Acute, Subacute, and Intensive Outpatient, Continuum of Care, Mood Disorders, ECT, Early Onset Treatment , Adult General Psychiatry, Competency Restoration, Child and Adolescent, Juvenile Justice, Geriatric Psychiatry, Treatment Mall and Unit-Based Programming.

This dedicated team will work in an integrated campus to bring world class resources to the community. Apply today to be a part of this committed team serving the mental health needs of the area.

Position Summary:

Assesses patients’ medical and psychiatric needs and provides professional nursing care in response to this assessment. Directs and supervises the delivery of care by other nursing team members (LVNs and Psychiatric Technicians) in an inpatient psychiatric setting.

Dept: Acuity Management

Status: Full-Time

FLSA: Exempt

Shift/Schedule: Days; 7 am to 7 pm

Position Key Accountabilities:

1. Assesses patient needs, plans and implements patient care activities and evaluates the patients’ response to the treatment.

2. Assists patient and families in discharge planning, including instructions concerning medications, safety issues post-discharge, home care, potential problems and appropriate follow-up for additional support needed.

3. Participates in regularly scheduled team conferences and collaborates with the related health care providers in treatment, discharge planning and provisions of care.

4. Functions as the liaison between patients and physicians, other multidisciplinary team members and community agencies/resources.

5. Documents patient care and outcomes per hospital policy and accrediting agencies.

6. Administers medication and other therapeutic interventions, as ordered by the physician.

7. Makes decisions based on experience and training as to whether emergen¬cy situation exists and responds to emergency situations. May administer CPR and/or other first aid measures.

8. Remains abreast of developments in the field of nursing by attending seminars and workshops, communicating with peers and reading pertinent literature.

9. Performs other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

Current State of Texas Registered Nurse license. CPR certified.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited nursing school with one year nursing experience; OR Associates degree in nursing from an accredited nursing school with three years nursing experience; OR Nursing Diploma (3 year program) and two years nursing experience; OR will accept ADN with two years experience at HCPC as a Staff Nurse I.

Minimum Experience:

Years of experience varies based on education level.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealth has adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealth employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’s rules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Expected salary:

Location: Dunn, NC

Job date: Sat, 25 Jun 2022 23:41:14 GMT

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