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Lead Nurse - PES


The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD ("The HARRIS CENTER") is looking for a Lead Nurse to join our team.

Under the supervision of the Nurse Manager and/or Medical Director provides leadership and direction to licensed and non-licensed staff in the provision of nursing care to individuals with mental and/or developmental disabilities in Agency service settings.

Acts as role model and resource person by demonstrating professionalism and the ability to effectively implement the nursing process in the delivery of nursing care under the requirements of the Texas Nurse Practice Act.

Demonstrates effective utilization/deployment of nursing staff

encourages professional growth among nursing staff

and ensures delivery of quality nursing service.

What you will do:

* Utilizes a five step systematic process (nursing process) to deliver consumer services.

This process includes assessment



implementation and evaluation.

* Demonstrates decision making that is clinically sound



well researched and reflects
awareness of impact.

* Performs technical nursing skills within the scope of practice for a RN and in accordance with Agency policies and procedures for individual and/or multiple consumer assignments.

Performs diagnostic tests

administers medications

sets up equipment and applies therapeutic treatments.

* Documents relevant information regarding nursing care in consumer records

charts and reports.

Documents observations of consumer signs


test results

behaviors and response to medications and treatments.

Complies with established Agency policies and procedures

accrediting/regulatory bodies and performance contract requirements for documentation.

* Informs

explains and educates consumers and family members regarding medications

relevant treatment information

and disease processes.

Provides pertinent health information at an appropriate level and includes meaningful literature to support understanding.

* Provides nursing care with a focus on consumer

environmental and technical safety.

* Assigns specific tasks

activities and functions and maintain appropriate supervision of other RN's

LVN's and unlicensed personnel in Agency service settings for consumers with a variety health care needs in accordance with program design and structure.

* Demonstrates behaviors that promote development of positive outcomes in relation to the practice of
professional nursing.

* Utilizes a problem-solving approach as the basis for decision making in practice

including reporting relevant information to other members of the health care team or supervising Registered Nurse/Physician.

* Provides health education

disease process and medication information regarding consumer health care needs...

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