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Manager IV

Company: Texas Health & Human Services Commission
Location: Carlsbad
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Manager IV

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 regulations.

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 individuals served.

Interprets regulations and communicate them effectively in writing and orally.

Works independently and productively with all levels of staff and departments.

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 needed.

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 supervisory/administrative experience.

Additional Information:

REQ 484621

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 hours.

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

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.

Keywords: Texas Health & Human Services Commission, San Angelo , Manager IV, Other , Carlsbad, Texas

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