Preceptor - DAYS - Dunn Behavioral Sciences Center/HCPC at UTHealth Houston

Texas, USA

Preceptor - DAYS - Dunn Behavioral Sciences Center/HCPC at UTHealth Houston

Location: Texas

Category: Nursing

UTHealth Houston Behavioral Sciences Campus

Requisition #: 240000WI

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Join a growing team! With the opening of Dunn Behavioral Sciences Center/HCPC at UTHealth Houston , we will soon have the largest academic psychiatric hospital in the country, serving the region with an 500+ bed facility. Our dedicated health care employees will have the opportunity to be exposed to a variety of mental health specialties and cutting-edge research. With exposure to a variety of specialties such as Acute, Subacute, and Intensive Outpatient, Continuum of Care, Mood Disorders, ECT, Early Onset Treatment , Adult General Psychiatry, Competency Restoration, Child and Adolescent, Juvenile Justice, Geriatric Psychiatry, Treatment Mall and Unit-Based Programming.

This dedicated team will work in an integrated campus to bring world class resources to the community. Apply today to be a part of this committed team serving the mental health needs of the area.

Position Summary:

Performs safe, effective clinical care for children / adolescent, adult, and older adult patients utilizing the nursing process. Demonstrates advanced nursing skills aimed at ensuring optimal patient care, effective communication and unit efficiency. Assists in continuing education by assisting with teaching and orientation of staff and students. Serves as a role model through professional competence, and oversees the Competency Manager for assigned staff.

Location: Dunn Behavioral Sciences Center/HCPC at UTHealth Houston

Dept.: BSC Acuity Management

Status: Full-Time

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Schedule: Days (7 am - 7 pm)

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Effectively manages all aspects of the patient care process, and documents patient care and outcomes per hospital policy.

  2. Participates in regularly scheduled team conferences, as required, and collaborates with related health care providers in treatment, discharge planning and the provision of care.

  3. Functions as the nursing liaison with physicians, other multidisciplinary team members, and community agencies/resources.

  4. Serves as a resource for staff, to include the provision of information concerning evidenced based practice for procedures and other patient care developments.

  5. Participates in the development of nursing policies and instructional materials for staff/students.

  6. Acts in the role of Charge Nurse regarding management of supplies, equipment, and the patient care environment, to include notifying support departments of repairs needed for damaged property, equipment, etc.

  7. Submits PI review reports on a monthly basis.

  8. Participates in performance improvement initiatives for the unit (chart reviews, PI initiatives, etc.).

  9. Provides timely education feedback to staff, as needed, and reports to the Nurse Manager/Supervisor for continued follow-up with staff.

  10. Supervises Human Resources activities for direct reports (Psychiatric Technicians) regarding recruiting and selection, training/education, mentoring and performance appraisals.

  11. Performs other duties as assigned.


Current Nursing Licensure in the State of Texas.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited School of Nursing plus two year of nursing experience, OR,

Associates degree in nursing from an accredited School of Nursing plus four years of nursing experience, OR, Nursing diploma (three-year program) plus three years of nursing experience.

Minimum Experience:

Two (2) years of nursing experience with a BSN.

Three (3) years of nursing experience with a Nursing Diploma.

Four (4) years of nursing experience with an ADN.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

If you are looking for a great healthcare career in Houston, visit!

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.