The San Angelo State Supported Living Center (SSLC) is seeking a
Chief Nurse Executive to join an interdisciplinary team of
professionals to provide clinical care to residents of the SSLC. As
an SSLC Manager IV, 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.
The Chief Nurse Executive (CNE) supervises and performs advanced
managerial professional nursing work within the scope of practice
attributed to the skills of a registered nurse. Work involves
overseeing the daily operations and activities of the nursing
department. Oversees the development of guidelines, procedures,
policies, rules, and regulations and monitors compliance with
nursing policies and procedures. Oversees special investigations,
preparation of management and productivity reports, and the
development and implementation of techniques for evaluating nursing
activities. Identifies areas of needed change using prudent
independent nursing judgment and makes recommendations to improve
operations. Professionally represents the Nursing department at
meetings, conferences, and committees. Promotes and initiates
professional, legal, and ethical nursing practice at the SSLC. This
position is the primary person responsible for coordinating and
ensuring systems are developed ensuring nursing care is
administered to the individuals served. Makes varied decisions
based on broad principles and guidelines. Develops, manages, and
evaluates the nursing department within budgetary constraints. Is a
critical member of the state supported living center's senior
executive team and works under the supervision of the facility
Director, or designee. Works under very limited supervision, with
considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent
judgment. 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.
Participates in developing, writing, and implementing program
operations, policies, and procedures.
Keeps abreast of current nursing philosophy, techniques, and
Coordinates the health care of individuals in cooperation with
the Medical Director, Unit Directors, departmental directors and
identified staff so that optimal health care is delivered to
Interprets regulations and communicate them effectively in
writing and orally.
Works independently and productively with all levels of staff
Trains all levels of staff.
Makes decisions and recommendations to campus leaders.
Provides leadership and direction to ensure nursing and facility
compliance with incident management system in order to create an
environment that protects individuals served from harm or injury
and leads to improved services and supports.
Provides leadership and directions to ensure nursing compliance
with Person Directed Planning in order to create an environment
that empowers individuals to have as much participation as possible
in all decision-making activities that affect his/her life and
ensure that the individual directs the planning process of a plan
of supports and services that meet his/her personal outcomes.
Adheres to all policies and procedures of the facility including
local, state, and federal guidelines.
Performs timely reviews and updates to all policies pertaining
to nursing care, requesting input from ancillary departments as
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:
* Considerable knowledge of nursing techniques and procedures;
of health care laws and regulations; of medical diagnoses and
procedures; of accepted medical treatment patterns; of community
health and nursing care principles, practices, and procedures; of
program regulations and procedures; and of utilization review and
control measures. * Knowledge of nursing care standards. * Ability
to provide patient care; to prepare and maintain records; to
explain public health law; to organize, coordinate, and evaluate
nursing activities and delivery of public health services; to
interpret policies and procedures; to interpret health care
regulations; to recognize patterns of medical necessity treatment;
and to plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others. * Must be
able to appropriately interact with individuals with developmental
disabilities and staff members. * Ability to interpret regulations
and communicate them effectively both orally and in writing. *
Knowledge of state and federal laws and ICF-IID rules, regulations,
policy, and procedures related to SSLC campuses. * Excellent verbal
and written communication skills. * Proficient in the use of
computer/software and knowledge of electronic health care systems.
* Ability to work independently and productively with all levels of
staff. * Ability to train all levels of staff. * Ability to make
decisions and recommendations to campus leadership. * Ability to
maintain current CPR certification.
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:
* Bachelor's degree is preferred. * Three (3) years of
experience as a practicing registered nurse in a health agency,
hospital, or health-care facility. * Nursing
All applicants must pass: pre-employment drug screen,
fingerprint criminal background check, Client Abuse/Neglect
Reporting System (CANRS), Employee Misconduct Registry, and
Nurse/Aide Registry checks. Males between the ages of 18 - 25 must
be registered with the Selective Service.
All state supported living center employees are subject to
random drug testing.
All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered
for employment at a state-operated facility.
Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The
position may be required to work overtime and/or extended
All new hire candidates will be required to receive COVID-19
medical screening (nasal test) as part of the due diligence
process. 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
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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.