Job Description & Requirements
Licensed Practical Nurses Needed for Corrections
Licensed Practical Nurse for Randolph County Jail in Asheboro
Hours: 6:30a-3p and 2:30p-11p; 7 days per week
Long Term on-going assignment
Evaluate and provide comprehensive nursing care in a jail setting while observing and maintaining the requirements of security. Travel to and from assigned facilities as needed.
PHYSICAL AND/OR COGNITIVE CAPABILITY REQUIREMENTS
Medical Staff are frequently the first to respond in the event of a medical emergency.
Medical staff must maintain a CPR certification and be able to kneel and perform CPR or other emergency measures at all times while on site.
Responding to a patient in emergent need could result in the need to move or lift a patient, use stairs and/or push open steel doors in a correctional setting.
Medical Staff perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another with frequent interruptions or distractions.
Medical job duties are time sensitive and daily deadlines must be met to ensure quality patient care.
Medications are prepared and passed daily. Maneuver of a medication cart throughout jail facility will require pushing and pulling motion. Physical assessment of a patient may require standing, squatting, bending and lifting. Priorities adjust quickly as circumstances dictate.
Ability to interact professionally and appropriately with patients, customers, and co-workers for different purposes and in different contexts. Speaking accurately, loudly and clearly to exchange information with patients. Hearing breath sounds and listening to verbal speech with background noise. Clarity of vision to be able to visually read package labeling on medications, medical devices, charting and to be able to visually assess patients.
Carries out nursing care plans on inmates as prescribed or directed by MTA, Physician, and/or RN.
Performs clinical screenings on inmates and refers any medical problems to the MTA, RN, and/or Physician for evaluation.
Screens patients at sick call. Treats inmates with problems within their professional capabilities; refers other medical problems to the appropriate MTA, RN, and/or Physician.
Assists the RN and/or Physician with sick call and minor surgical procedures.
Makes sure that physician's orders are implemented. Uses problem oriented medical records system to chart using narrative format.
Documents all patient contacts and records nurse's notes on all inmates.
Evaluates symptoms, reactions, and progress of patients on a periodic basis; charts and reports problems to Medical Team Administrator as instructed.
Ensures that prescribed medications are administered as prescribed.
Applies knowledge of drugs and therapeutics in dispensing medications in a jail setting.
Maintains security while dispensing medications and is continually cognizant of the potential hazard of drug hoarding and trafficking among inmates. aintains non-involvement in security aspects of care.
RESPONSIBILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY
Personal responsibility for ensuring completion of daily tasks as well as following up on pass down log and/or delegated items with accuracy
Ensures clarity of understanding by familiarizing self with policies, procedures, and asking questions when unclear. Adheres to all policies and procedures established by SHP. It is understood that such policies and procedures are updated/revised periodically and it is my responsibly that I am familiar with and working with the most current and up to date version
Competent in performance of patient medical services including, but not limited to:
Crisis Intervention, Medical Emergencies, Chronic Care, Physical Assessment, Medical Nursing Care, and Mental Health Nursing Care with or without direct, immediate supervision
Accountability for knowledge as to limits of personal ability and scope of practice; knowing and verifying understanding of receiving person when delegating or passing down tasks to others
Accountability for doing what you say you will do; build self-credibility and company credibility by holding self and coworkers accountable
Listens, understands, agrees and commits to achievement of objectives as a part of Medical Team environment
Alters behaviors based on feedback, when behaviors are perceived by others as offensive or embarrassing
Respects the dignity and confidentiality of all patients
1 year of current experience in last 3 years
Current BLS Certification
Current and unrestricted NC or Compact LPN License
Please call 770-870-5631 for further details