Campus RN Shift Supervisor
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POST DATE 9/12/2016
END DATE 10/10/2016
Department of Aging and Disability Services
JOB DESCRIPTIONJob Description:
Job Description:Nurse III - Campus RN / Shift RN Supervisor Starting salary for this position: $5,273.65/mo. Performs complex nursing work. Work involves providing for the assessment, care and treatment of patients. May supervise the work of others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Must demonstrate considerable knowledge of nursing rules/regulations, methods, procedures, techniques and human relations, Must demonstrate a practical working knowledge of cultural, social and economic forces in family and group relationships. Must be able to appropriately interact with individuals with developmental disabilities and staff members. Must be able to keep records and make reports. Duties include subordinate nursing staff evaluation, tracking discipline. Must be able to calculate mathematical dosages of medications. Must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of emergency procedures and emergency equipment, i.e., CPR. Must be able to recognize appropriate PMAB and restraining procedures. Duties include assessment and care of residents and/or staff members in emergency situations. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of teaching skills, leadership methods, and interviewing principles and techniques. Must be able to present ideas clearly and concisely utilizing English in both written and oral communications. Duties include development and presentation of information in a monthly meeting format and an Inservice training/teaching format. Provide treatment to HHS employees injured in course and scope of employment. Essential Job Functions:1. Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned. 2. Performs health assessments campus wide. 3. Responds to medical emergencies on campus. 4. Communicates health status/needs to other disciplines, families as needed. 5. Provides teaching and training to staff and individuals 6. Provides personnel management to suborniate [sic] nursing staff. 7. Facilitates personnel matters. 8. Delegates work assignments. 9. Evaluates employees performance 10. Complies with all State/Federal/Local standards. 11. Demonstrates thorough knowledge of the nursing process and nursing procedures. 12. Actively participates in meetings related to care of persons served in order to manage and coordinate health care to achieve optimal health. 13. Demonstrates knowledge of medications administered in order to identify desired effects or adverse reactions. 14. Demonstrates knowledge of safety and infection control practices to ensure a safe working environment. 15. Provide treatment to HHS employees injured in course and scope of employment. 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; 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; to explain public health law; to recognize patterns of medical necessity treatment; and to plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others. Must be able to appropriately interact with individuals with developmental disabilities and staff members. Knowledge of nursing care standards. Knowledge of infectious diseases and infection prevention and control principals and practices in the healthcare setting. Knowledge of standards and Infection Prevention Control standards related to infection control and utilization management. Ability to interpret regulations and communicate them effectively both orally and in writing. Knowledge of state and federal laws and MR-ICF rules, regulations, policy and procedures related to State School campuses. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge and application in computer/software. Ability to work independently and productively with all levels of staff. Ability to train all levels of staff. Ability to make decisions and recommendations to campus leaders. Must maintain current CPR certification. Must have strength and flexibility to safely perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).Must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of emergency procedures and emergency equipment. Registration or Licensure Requirements:1. Licensed to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Texas (or a state that recognizes reciprocity through the Nurse Licensure Compact) 2. PLUS TWO (2) years of experience as a practicing nurse in a recognized health agency, hospital, or health-care facility. Initial Selection Criteria:1. Licensed by the Texas Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse or a state that recognizes reciprocity through the Nurse Licensure Compact. 2. Experience in assessment and documentation of health status 3. Two (2) years nursing experience 4. Nursing supervisory experience preferred
DADS Organizational Structure
The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) was created to administer long-term services and supports for people who are aging as well as for people with intellectual and physical disabilities. DADS also licenses and regulates providers of these services, and administers the state's Guardianship program. DADS began formal operations on Sept. 1, 2004.
DADS is under the leadership of a commissioner who is appointed by the executive commissioner for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) with the approval of the governor.
The agency is divided into the following programmatic and support divisions that report to the commissioner.
Office of the Associate Commissioner
The associate commissioner provides direction and guidance in strategic operations, planning and executive support to the DADS commissioner, while overseeing the Center for Consumer and External Affairs (CCEA) and the Office of the State Long-term Care Ombudsman. CCEA is responsible for ensuring accurate and timely internal and external communications, outreach to agency stakeholders, acting as the agency liaison to the Texas Legislature, and coordinating volunteer activities and community partnerships. The State Long-term Care Ombudsman advocates for quality of life and care for residents in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
Office of the Deputy Commissioner
The deputy commissioner oversees the Center for Policy and Innovation (CPI), the Special Advisor for Policy and Promoting Independence, and the Senior Policy Advisor. CPI is responsible for conducting research, developing grants, establishing non-regulatory policy and identifying innovations and best practices. Through the Promoting Independence initiative, the Special Advisor helps people with disabilities live in the most appropriate care setting possible.
Internal Audit is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve DADS operations. It helps DADS accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes. This provides assurance that DADS is operating in the most effective and efficient manner possible; is complying with written policies, procedures, laws and regulations; is properly safeguarding assets; and is complying with contracts and achieving fiscal integrity. Internal Audit reports directly to the commissioner to ensure independence.
Chief Operating Officer (COO)