Correctional Nurse- Behavioral Health

  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Lubbock, Texas
  • Jun 01, 2021
CORRECTIONS Public Health

Job Description

Position Description

Employees in this classification perform responsible professional nursing care at a unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Responsible for the care and treatment of patients in accordance with accepted nursing and medical standards administrative nursing personnel. Supervises other subordinate clinic personnel. Work is performed under correctional clinic conditions; position requires a high degree of contact with patients, other clinic personnel and outside professionals.

Major/Essential Functions

Communicates patient data using EMR to support decision-making to improve patient care.

Assists with or performs exams, assessments and procedures and documents intervention in EMR.

Prepares and operates necessary equipment and instruments for examinations, treatments, and procedures.

Administer or assist with administration or documentation of medications.

Coordinator emergency transfers with security. QA/QI activities and audits. Maintains documentation for standards of care and compliance with policies.

* This valuable team member shall perform work in a manner that reflects the Values of TTUHSC:
  • ONE TEAM unite and include diverse perspectives to achieve our mission
  • KINDHEARTED exceed expectations with a kind heart, helping hands, and a positive attitude
  • INTEGRITY be honorable and trustworthy even when no one is looking.
  • VISIONARY nurture innovative ideas, bold explorations, and a pioneering spirit
  • BEYOND SERVICE create and deliver positive defining moments


Occasional Duties

As instructed by the Supervisor

Required Qualifications

License/Certification: Current RN License in the State of Texas, or ability to transfer license to Texas, or scheduled to complete a program of nursing within 120 days of applying for a position. Graduated from an approved accredited nursing program. New graduates must pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX- RN) on the first attempt.

Experience: No experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

Prefer applicant to be CPR certified prior to applying; would like at least 1 year of experience in psych or corrections; computer skills.

Required Attachments

Professional License or Certification

Optional Attachments

Professional/Personal Reference, Recommendation/Referral

Pay Statement

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

EEO Statement

As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant's race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Job Address

Lubbock, Texas United States View Map