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LVN / Licensed Vocational Nurse / Nights / Midland

CorrHealth Big Spring, TX

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Position Overview

A 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 requests

 

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

 

Additional Duties

Please 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.

 

Competencies

Clear and effective verbal and written communication with all coworkers, supervisors, jail administration, and patients

Excellent verbal and written comprehension

Excellent deductive reasoning and problem-solving abilities

Excellent organizational skills

Ability to use a computer and use/learn a variety of software, including site-specific computer programs

Must demonstrate ability to appropriately and safely use standard medical equipment

Ability to respect the dignity and confidentiality of inmates

 

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 requirements

 

Security 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 procedures

 

Physical/Mental Requirements

This 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 pounds

 

Work Environment

Work is performed inside a correctional facility. Employees are exposed to some level of risk and/or harm by inmates including exposure to blood borne pathogens. Employee is expected to work in accordance with all security rules and regulations to minimize the risk of danger and/or harm to themselves or other employees.

 

Other

Employee 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.

Company Description
CorrHealth provides quality, professional and compassionate comprehensive inmate medical, mental and ancillary healthcare programs and services within highly secure county detention facilities of various size and scope throughout Texas and New Mexico. Our people and teams are the heartbeat of our success, and we strive to be a destination workplace for qualified and passionate healthcare leaders and professionals. We invest heavily in our team-members through providing competitive compensation rates and benefit packages, training them well, providing them with effective tools, having the integrity to “Do Right” by our teams, our county-partners and in the communities in which we serve, all of which foster a positive team culture and team-member and county satisfaction.

CorrHealth is a GREAT place to work and we're recruiting for qualified and high-performing healthcare professionals who are passionate about making a difference.

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Why Work Here?
CorrHealth is an innovative and thriving company who is passionate about our teams, patient-care and delivering unrivaled partnerships.

CorrHealth provides quality, professional and compassionate comprehensive inmate medical, mental and ancillary healthcare programs and services within highly secure county detention facilities of various size and scope throughout Texas and New Mexico. Our people and teams are the heartbeat of our success, and we strive to be a destination workplace for qualified and passionate healthcare leaders and professionals. We invest heavily in our team-members through providing competitive compensation rates and benefit packages, training them well, providing them with effective tools, having the integrity to “Do Right” by our teams, our county-partners and in the communities in which we serve, all of which foster a positive team culture and team-member and county satisfaction. CorrHealth is a GREAT place to work and we're recruiting for qualified and high-performing healthcare professionals who are passionate about making a difference.

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