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MH Nurse I

Texas State Job Bank

This is a Full-time position in HARLINGEN, TX posted August 31, 2021.

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 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 science-based.

Whether in a direct-care or support role, your contribution will make a difference in the life of a Texan.

The Nurse II performs entry level nursing work.

Works under close supervision and receives guidance and leadership from the Nurse II and III.

Reports to Charge Nurse or Nurse Manager.

Supervises and provided guidance to LVNs, and Mental Health Workers.

Assesses, plans, and directs the implementation of nursing care; performs nursing assessments; functions as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team; provides direct care for individual patients; complies with established policies and procedures of the Nursing Services Department, the Hospital, and the agency.

Promotes, establishes, and maintains the therapeutic milieu.

assists in teaching and directing other personnel; may relieve as charge nurse or act as supervisor in his/her absence.

Must understand that duties, location of work and shift/pattern are subject to change as determined by the administration to meet the needs of the hospital.

Must understand that duties may include exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials.”Provide treatment to HHS employees injured in course and scope of employment.

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.

Under supervision of and consultation with a more experienced nurse (RNII or III), assesses the health/mental status of the patient upon admission and on an ongoing basis and documents assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation in patient record in order to determine priorities and plan therapeutic nursing care.

Performs CPR/Heimlich techniques correctly and safely according to the specifications of the American Heart Association.Administers medications as ordered by various methods using the “6 Rights” and transcribes and notes orders related to medication administration in order to provide safe medications administration.Completes medication administration record, and completes control drug count and record following established policies and procedures in order to comply with federal standards and regulations and ensure accurate and complete documentation of the medication administration process.

Implements special precautions as ordered and explains and documents rights restrictions and implements restraint/seclusion procedures according to departmental policy and established nursing standards in order to maintain patient safety, protect the patient from causing harm to self and/or others and uphold patient rights.

Provides and documents individual/group teaching to patients regarding medications, illness, special treatment.


utilizing appropriate teaching/response methods for various age groups and cognitive levels in order to 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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