The Denton State Supported Living Center (SSLC), part of the
Health and Specialty Care System, is seeking a Registered Nurse -
Direct Care to join an interdisciplinary team of professionals to
provide clinical care to individuals of the SSLC. As a State
Supported Living Nurse, you will work at the SSLC campus with a
dynamic group of staff and professionals who are dedicated to
providing supports and services for individuals with intellectual
and developmental disabilities. This is a team environment where
staff clinicians collaborate to provide comprehensive care and
services. To learn more about the SSLCs, see
The most important characteristic about State Supported Living
Center employees is that we truly value and respect those we serve
and believe in the mission that all people can achieve a higher
level of wellness and independence. Our vision statement is
"Individuals served at State Supported Living Centers will
experience the highest quality of life, supported through a
comprehensive array of services designed to maximize well-being,
dignity, and respect."
The state of Texas offers many benefits to employees, including
competitive salaries, career advancement, health and dental
insurance, and paid vacation and sick leave.
Performs routine nursing duties. Work involves providing for the
assessment, care and treatment of individuals. May train others.
Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use
of initiative and independent judgment. Works under the supervision
of the Nurse Manager. The Direct Care RN may assign nursing
responsibilities to the Direct Care LVN in accordance with the
Nurse Practice Act. The responsibility of the Direct Care RN is to
provide for and supervise the professional nursing care of the
individuals who reside in a State Supported Living Center. The
Direct Care RN is available to unit personnel to make nursing
decisions on a 24-hour basis. She/he is a member of the
professional team and shares responsibility with other team members
for the development of the individual's program. Work involves
communication skills, i.e. relaying information to other team
members, Primary Care Provider (PCP), nurses; data entry,
documentation, completing reports, maintaining personnel records,
supervisory duties, and following all facility rules/policies.
Provides treatment to HHS employees injured in course and scope of
Essential Job Functions:
Attends 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.
Administers medications, immunizations, and treatment and
observes individuals for unusual symptoms and reactions.
Conducts physical assessments of individual health needs and
implements appropriate action.
Implements and monitors case management service plans.
Instructs and assists individuals in meeting their health care
Prepares, maintains, and reviews individual records and
May participate in quality assurance reviews.
Complies with all State/Federal/Local standards; Facility
Policy, ICF Standards, and Texas Nurse Practice Act.
Manages individual's medical record (paper chart/EHR).
Provides treatment to HHS employees injured in course and scope
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:
Knowledge of nursing techniques and procedures; of health care
laws and regulations; of medical diagnoses and procedures; of
accepted medical treatment programs; and of community health and
nursing care principles, practices, and procedures.
Ability to provide individual care, to prepare and maintain
records, to explain public health law, and to communicate
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:
Licensed to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Texas
or a state that recognizes reciprocity through the Nurse Licensure
Compact. Initial Selection Criteria:
Graduation from an ACEN or CCNE accredited 4 year or 2 year
college or university.
Work experience in nursing preferred.
Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check,
pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the
Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aide,
Medication Aide, Employee Misconduct, and HHS OIG List of Excluded
Individuals / Entities.
Males between the ages of 18 - 25 must be registered with the
All state supported living center employees are subject to
random drug testing.
Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position.
The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended
All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered
for employment at a state-operated facility. All new hire
candidates will be required to receive COVID-19 medical screening
(nasal test) as part of the due diligence process.
Requisition ID: 485120 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. All
active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are
encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more
information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at
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.