STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B19

Class No. 4411

NURSE II

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs routine (journey-level) nursing work. Work involves providing for the assessment, care, and treatment of patients. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Administers medications, immunizations, and treatment, and observes patients for unusual symptoms and reactions.

Conducts physical, developmental, and psychosocial assessments of patient health needs and implements appropriate action.

Develops and conducts community outreach and health education presentations.

Identifies community services and makes referrals to health care services.

Implements and monitors case management service plans.

Instructs, counsels, and assists patients in meeting their health care needs.

Makes hospital rounds or home visits.

Prepares, maintains, and reviews patient records, program reports, and patient assessments.

Assists in evaluating services provided and makes recommendations for improvements.

May participate in quality assurance reviews.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in nursing work. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in nursing or from an accredited nursing program is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of nursing techniques and procedures; of health care laws and regulations; of medical diagnoses and procedures; of accepted medical treatment programs; and of community health and nursing care principles, practices, and procedures.

Skill in the care and treatment of patients and in the operation of computers and applicable computer software.

Ability to provide patient care, to prepare and maintain records, to explain public health laws, and to communicate effectively.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

Must be registered as a registered nurse by the State of Texas or a state that recognizes reciprocity through the Nurse Licensure Compact.


State Auditor’s Office

Reviewed 9-1-17