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Nurse Clinician III - TDCJ Transitional Care Unit (NIGHTS) - 71319

Location: Galveston, TX
Min Qualifications


 RN with two years of clinical RN experience. Must possess and maintain a current license or valid permit to practice in Texas. Current BLS required.


Competent Clinician. Possesses knowledge and skill to meet standards for competent professional nursing practice as specified in the Texas Nurse Practice Act. Experienced, knowledgeable and skilled in specialty area. Competently functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team. Practice is characterized by predominantly interdependent decision-making. Practice is problem focused and patient centered in the manner care is provided. Able to manage unexpected or emergency situations that are commonly seen in assigned specialty population. Serves as a resource for Nurse Clinician I or II. Can manage commonly seen contingency situations that arise on the clinical unit. Provides patient care through nursing practices based upon the American Nurses Association Standards of Professional Practice, and Professional Performance. Values specialty unit, nursing, and institutional strategic initiatives and health system goals.

Department Marketing Statement

Mission: The mission of the TDCJ Hospital is to provide optimal patient care and effective security through coordination of resources of the University of Texas Medical Branch and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. The purpose of the TDCJ Hospital is to operate a secure medical facility for the provision of inpatient care as well as outpatient ambulatory care to the offender patients of the Texas Department Criminal Justice.

Overview: The University of Texas Medical Branch - Texas Department of Criminal Justice Hospital is an acute care inpatient and outpatient facility accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations located on the campus of the University Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.

The UTMB-TDCJ Hospital was the first and remains the only one of its kind, specializing in offenders health care on the campus of a major academic medical center. The hospital opened in July 1983 and currently operates 172 inpatient beds, a multi-service ambulatory care center, a minor operating room with a recovery room, a telemetry unit of 12 beds, a medical intensive care unit of 6 beds and a 56-bed overnight holding unit. The UTMB-TDCJ Hospital provides a complete range of inpatient and outpatient services within the confines of a secured environment, which is staffed by Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional Division officers.

Work Schedule

This position is a Night shift.

Equal Employment Opportunity
UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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