Correctional Nursing Asst


Position Description

This position is responsible for provision of basic nursing care and services that are performed under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse or physician in a correctional institution.

Org Level 7

691208 – RMF- LTC

Org Level 1

Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr


HSC – Correctional Managed Health Care



Major/Essential Functions


  • Perform Patient specific tasks. Assist with patient hygiene, change linens, repositioning, ambulating, obtaining and recording vital signs, blood sugars and weights and reports abnormals to total patient care nurse. Performs EKG's, reports change in skin integrity. 
  • Maintain safe, therapeutic and healthy environment.  Checks sharp containers and change if needed.  Passes ice, checks refrigerator temperature, records and assists with feeding.  Clean and calibrate glucometer.  Reports unsafe/unsecured equipment or environment. 
  • Assist in maintenance of supplies levels. Notifies Charge Nurse of supplies needed and restocks with guidance of Charge Nurse. Monitors and rotates supplies for expiration dates.
  • Adheres to infection control standards.  Ensures equipment is placed in designated areas and assist in cleaning equipment, break room and nurses station.  Assist in cleaning patient rooms.
  • Assumes extra responsibilities and offers assistance in other areas. Assist nurses in emergency situations. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

About Managed Care:
Since 1989, TTUHSC Managed Care has been providing clinical and operational support to correctional facilities throughout West Texas and other regional areas.  We serve approximately 30,000 patients utilizing a broad range of comprehensive medical and health services.  TTUHSC Managed Care strives to positively impact the lives of our patients, to include many who had no previous access to quality health care.  Learn more about TTUHSC Managed Care HERE

This valuable team member shall perform work in a manner that reflects the Values of TTUHSC:

  • ONE TEAM unite and include diverse perspectives to achieve our mission
  • KINDHEARTED exceed expectations with a kind heart, helping hands, and a positive attitude
  • INTEGRITY be honorable and trustworthy even when no one is looking
  • VISIONARY nurture innovative ideas, bold explorations, and a pioneering spirit
  • BEYOND SERVICE create and deliver positive defining moments

Take care of yourself and your family, Enjoy some of the best benefits in the state of Texas:

  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Training provided
  • Continuing education
  • Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Retiree Insurance
  • Paid Leave
  • Leadership Program
  • State Pension



Occasional Duties

Any other duties assigned.

Required Qualifications

High School diploma. Completion of a nursing assistant training course OR Six months experience as a nursing assistant OR Completion of a Patient Care Technician Course

Preferred Qualifications


  • Current CPR


Pay Statement

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan website.

EEO Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Jeanne Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal statute requiring colleges and universities participating in federal financial aid programs to maintain and disclose campus crime statistics and security information. By October 1 of each year, institutions must publish and distribute their Annual Campus Security Policy & Crime Statistics Report (ASR) to current and prospective students and employees. You can locate this report through our website at: https://www.ttuhsc.edu/emergency/clery-report.aspx.

Pay Basis


Pay Grade Minimum

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected

Pay Grade Maximum

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected

Grant Funded?


Job Type

Full Time

Job Group

Skilled Technicians



Travel Required


About Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

We are Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, an established institution of the Texas Tech University System that rests at the intersection of education and medicine. Our mission is to enrich the lives of others by educating students to become collaborative health care professionals, providing excellent patient care and advancing knowledge through innovative research.

Recognized as a "Great College to Work For," TTUHSC provides so much more than just a job! Ready for a rewarding career where you can develop and grow? Join us as we change the future of health care.

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