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Nurse III

Company: Texas Health & Human Services Commission
Location: Arlington
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Nurse III

Performs highly complex nursing work; conducting quality assurance, monitoring, or surveys of Intermediate Care Facilities/Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities or Related Conditions (ICF/IID), and certification activities to ensure compliance with protocol and regulatory requirements. Performs quality assurance reviews of survey documents and provides feedback to staff. Evaluates reported complaints/incidents. Conducts or participates in ICF/IID surveys and investigations providing expertise in the area of nursing and health care services. Responds to inquiries from others.

Essential Job Functions:

Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned. Conducts certification surveys, licensure inspections, or investigations in facilities to determine compliance with federal and state regulations. Communicates on a complex level with others (internally or externally) to provide, exchange, or verify information, answer inquiries, address issues, or resolve problems or complaints. Testifies at hearings or in court proceedings to provide information regarding policies/procedures, history, findings or activities. Completes inspection/survey reports listing deficiencies and prepares written reports supporting the actions and recommendations. Visits facilities to verify correction of previously cited regulatory violations. Conducts exit conferences with facility staff regarding findings.

Knowledge Skills Abilities:

Knowledge of nursing principles and acceptable professional standards of patient care.

Knowledge of program regulations and procedures.

Knowledge of medical problems and medications generally associated with individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Skill in interpreting federal and state regulations regarding facilities that care for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Skill in preparing written reports.

Ability to work with a team of professionals on an interdisciplinary team.

Ability to recognize and evaluate problems of individuals with intellectual disabilities in their home and work environments.

Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

Ability to maintain effective working relationships with others.

Ability to work independently.

Ability to assess or evaluate patient care, to prepare and maintain detailed written reports using accepted principles of documentation and to recognize patterns of medically necessary treatment.

Ability to interpret policies, procedures and regulations.

Ability to exercise professional judgment and reach sound decisions.

Skills in operating personal computer and software.

Ability to multi-task and track multiple activities with competing priorities.

Registration or Licensure Requirements:

Must be registered as a Registered Nurse by the State of Texas or a state that recognizes reciprocity through the Nurse Licensure Compact.

Must successfully complete state and federal training and become qualified to conduct surveys independently in the ICF/IID program within the first 12 months of employment.

Initial Selection Criteria:

One (1) year QIDP casework experience in a Long-Term Care ICF/IID facility or nursing experience in a Long-Term Care setting working with persons with intellectual disabilities.

Experience with medical issues generally associated with individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Experience applying nursing principles and acceptable professional standards of patient care.

Additional Information:

REQ 484510

Flexibility in work hours required for this position. Job requires 85% travel. Requires some overnight travel and some weekends. Must have reliable transportation. Ability to use the computer for writing reports. All applicants selected for hire must pass a fingerprint criminal background check.

MOS Code:

Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include: 68C, 66N/P/W, 290X, 46FX, 46NX, 46SX. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.

HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.

I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 form.

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.

Keywords: Texas Health & Human Services Commission, Arlington , Nurse III, Other , Arlington, Texas

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