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Licensed Vocational Nurse Nights

Company: Corrhealth
Location: Midland
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Job Description:

Position OverviewA Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse is responsible for assisting in the delivery of inmate care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. Under the supervision of the RN(s), directs and guides inmate teaching and activities that commensurate with his/her education and demonstrated competencies.Essential Job Duties

  • Under supervision of a Registered Nurse, assists in the assessment of the physical, psychological, and social dimensions of inmates in the Health Care Unit and, as necessary, in the housing units
  • Assists in planning and implementing individual treatment programs, using available knowledge, diagnostic tests, resources, and consults with RNs and other staff as appropriate while applying knowledge and resources in planning care and inmate teaching
  • Administers medications according to proper techniques and procedures, including IV therapy (when certified), and all other approved routes of administration
  • Assists the provider in evaluations, medical procedures, and minor surgical procedures as necessary, using SOAP form of charting
  • Obtains body fluid specimens and performs EKGs using proper techniques and procedures
  • Maintains and documents controlled substances and medical equipment
  • Intervenes in a variety of situations with proper safety techniques, procedures, and standard precautions
  • Implements nutrition and therapeutic diet plans through proper techniques and procedures as ordered by provider
  • Triaging and assessing healthcare requestsAdditional DutiesPlease note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.Employment Requirements
    • Must maintain all certifications, educational requirements, licensing, etc. for this position
    • Must adhere to all facility policies and procedures as well as the policies and procedures listed in the Employee Handbook
    • Willing to assist coworkers in the job duties and work overtime if required; may act as a resource to other coworkers
    • Maintains confidentiality, dignity, and security of health records and protected health information in compliance with HIPAA requirementsSecurity Requirements
      • Must be able to pass a background check and pre-employment drug test (as applicable)
      • Must obtain and maintain security clearance with the client/facility as a requisite for initial and/or continued employment
      • Must undergo security training and orientation on facility safety policies and proceduresPhysical/Mental RequirementsThis position routinely requires (but is not limited to) the following:
        • Ability to both remain stationary and move/traverse throughout the facility, including up and down flights of stairs
        • Ability to position oneself in different spaces
        • Ability to convey and discern information in a conversation, frequently communicate with patients; must be able to exchange accurate information.
        • Ability to identify and detect objects and assess situations from a variety of distances
        • Ability to stay calm in stressful and demanding situations
        • Frequently transports objects up to 50 poundsWork EnvironmentWork is performed inside a correctional facility. Employees are exposed to some level of riskand/or harm by inmates including exposure to blood borne pathogens. Employee is expected towork in accordance with all security rules and regulations to minimize the risk of danger and/orharm to themselves or other employees.OtherEmployee must comply with all current and future State, Federal, and Local laws and regulations, court orders, Administrative Directives and standards and policies and procedures of the site where assigned, including those of professional organizations such as ACA, NCCHC, etc. Employee must treat every other member of the CorrHealth team, all correctional personnel, all inmates and third parties in the facility with the proper dignity and respect. Actions or communications that are inappropriate or degrading will not be tolerated.Minimum Educational/Experience Requirements--- Graduate from an accredited LPN/LVN program--- Have and maintain current licensure as a LPN/LVN within the state of employment--- Must be able to obtain and maintain CPR certification

Keywords: Corrhealth, Midland , Licensed Vocational Nurse Nights, Healthcare , Midland, Texas

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