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HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION Psychiatric Nursing Asst IV in EL PASO, Texas

Job/Position DescriptionAre you ready to be professionally challenged? Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team of engaged and committed professionals? Then the Health and Specialty Care System (HSCS) may be just the place for you! The State Hospital System, under the HSCS is comprised of nine psychiatric hospitals located throughout the state and one youth residential psychiatric center in Waco. The HSCS is a hub of excellence for forensic mental health and complex psychiatric care, with all facilities accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospitals provide state-of-the-art treatment that is recovery-oriented and evidence-based. Whether in a direct-care or support role, your contribution will make a difference in the life of a Texan. Apply now to join our team.The Psychiatric Nursing Assistant IV (PNA Team Lead) performs advanced (senior-level) rehabilitative patient care services work under the clinical supervision of a registered Nurse (RN) to provide quality psychiatric nursing care in an inpatient setting. Work involves coordinating emergency, health, and personal care services to patients, and instructing staff on hospital and program procedures and policies. As an integral member of the recovery team or the admissions team provides verbal and supportive communication and documentation concerning individual patient behaviors, progress or lack thereof towards individualized goals of the recovery plan. Actively participates in shift reporting and recovery team meetings, or meetings with admissions staff. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgement.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 agencyand#146;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.Essential Job FunctionsAttends 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.The PNA IV serves as the Team Lead providing direction to other PNAs in maintaining direct and ongoing therapeutic interactions with patients to promote living and social skills, thus encouraging progress towards a lesser restrictive environment. Uses therapeutic communication skills in promptly and effectively engaging patients to assist them in meeting the objectives of their recovery plan. If working nights oversees a quiet and restful environment to promote the patientand#146;s rest and sleep. If working in admissions, acts as Team Lead assigning the other PNAs to tasks that must be performed during the admission process such as performing vital signs, securing the patients personal property, presenting and explaining the patient rights booklet, all while supporting the patient as they are being evaluated for admission.Coordinates the observation and evaluation of patients for signs and symptoms of disease, injury, and reactions to medications that require intervention. Coordinates direct care for age specific patients as assigned by the Registered Nurse. As the team lead, coordinates assignments and specific duties for other PNAs which include assisting the patient with activities of daily living, hygiene, and eating to promote independence and self-care. https://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/CareerPortal/job\_profile.cfm?szOrderID=494077 Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browser to apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human Services Career Portal.

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