STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B23

Class No. 4413

NURSE IV

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs advanced (senior-level) nursing work. Work involves planning, developing, coordinating, and evaluating nursing activities and providing for the care and treatment of patients. Work may include serving as a resource on nursing practices and education programs by performing consultative and administrative work. May assign and/or supervise the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Oversees and/or conducts inspections, certifications, surveys, and investigations of health care facilities or education programs to determine compliance with state and federal laws, regulations, and rules.

Administers or oversees the administration of medication, immunizations, and treatment, and observes patients for unusual symptoms and reactions.

Coordinates and reviews nursing activities and makes recommendations for improvements.

Coordinates community outreach and health education presentations.

Plans, develops, implements, and monitors program operations.

Conducts physical, developmental, and psychosocial assessments to determine eligibility for health services.

Develops and implements quality assurance programs and processes.

Develops in-service training and educational programs.

Develops, reviews, revises, and explains health care program policies and procedures.

Evaluates nursing services through the analysis of statistical studies and performance evaluation reports.

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

Makes hospital rounds to ensure that prescribed methods and procedures are followed.

Monitors and reviews case management service plans.

Provides consultation, training, and technical assistance to agency staff, care recipients, provider agencies, and the medical community.

Reviews medical records and patient assessments to determine compliance with policies and procedures, correctness of assessment, standard of care, and quality of service.

Serves as a resource on nursing practices and education programs by performing consultative and administrative work.

May assist in developing guidelines to promote compliance with health-related laws, rules, and regulations.

May assign and/or supervise the work of others.

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; of community health and nursing care principles, practices, and procedures; of program regulations and procedures; and of utilization review and control measures.

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; 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; to communicate effectively; and to assign and/or supervise the work of others.

Registration, Certification, and Licensure

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


State Auditor’s Office

Reviewed 9-1-17