Under supervision of the Regional Medical Director (RMD), this grant-funded position performs advanced (senior-level) occupational and public health nursing work. Primary work involves coordinating nursing and nursing-related activities, both clinical and administrative, across Public Health Region (PHR) 9/10’s offices and programs and providing for the occupational care of staff. Work will include serving as a resource on nursing practices and education programs as needed by performing consultative and administrative work. Work may also include planning, developing, and evaluating nursing activities; program support in the region at DSHS clinics or with program activities at or related to Department of State Health Services (DSHS) program events; tracking employee occupational health and safety as appropriate; and tracking and coordinating clinical staff continuing education requirements completion. May plan, assign, and supervise the work of others. Also, performs program budgetary activities involving purchase orders and requisitions. Performs office coordinator duties as backup to lead CORE staff for local/sub-regional facilities and fleet management activities. Coordinates with Regional and Local Health Operations (RLHO) Director of Nursing and with RLHO’s Occupational Health Nurse. Prepares and/or reviews applicable clinical reports for the RMD and for submission to RLHO. Coordinates with and provides technical assistance to regional programs and offices on occupational health and safety needs, to potentially include site visits in preparation for formal inspections. and interprets state and federal rules, regulations, and statutes in coordination with the RMD. Performs related clinical and administrative work as assigned. May be reassigned during times of disaster, emergency, and/or high-consequence infectious disease (HCID), as a member of our 9/10 regional emergency response team. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
About Texas Department of State Health Services
Texas Health and Human Services — which includes the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and the Texas Department of State Health Services — has hundreds of programs and services that help more than 7 million Texans a month live better lives, and it’s our strong foundation of dedicated people who make it happen every single day.