Required to work every other weekend.
>>ENHANCED SHIFT DIFFERENTIAL FOR WEEKENDS<<
Registered Nurses (RN) provide a full range of nursing services to inmates including assessing, nursing diagnosis, planning, implementing, and evaluating the medical condition of inmate patients. RNs provide information to other health care team members and contribute to the maintenance or restoration of health status. Along with all other correctional institution employees, the incumbent is also charged with responsibility of maintaining the security of the institution.
Minimum Education/Experience Requirements
✓ Degree or diploma from a professional nursing program approved by the legally designated state accrediting agent at the time the program was completed by the applicant
✓ Currently CPR and AED certified, must maintain certification
✓ Current and unrestricted license as Registered Nurse, must maintain license
✓ Experience in correctional healthcare preferred, but not required
Essential Job Duties
- Assesses and identifies health problems of new inmates and initiates medical records and special needs PORs.
- Responds to day to day medical issues and/or emergencies with patients
- Administers prescribed treatments and medications as needed/medically required
- Prepares medical equipment, records, and rooms for examinations of patients, assisting the provider if necessary
- Practices sound pharmacology practices in preparation, maintenance, administration, and documentation of prescribed drugs and/or IV delivered therapies
- Maintains central lines for IV therapies, as needed
- Meets regularly with the HSA to review medical services administered to patients. May serve as Charge Nurse or Acting Supervisor in the absence if the HSA, and would be responsible for delegation of assignments among staff.
- Is aware of emergency procedures in the event of emergency or crisis situations and the appropriate plan of action governed by triage and written guidelines
- Capable of giving CPR instructions and able to take charge in a CPR emergency. If trained and able, would also be responsible for using AED equipment
- Must demonstrate ability to appropriately and safely use standard medical equipment including, but not limited to: AED, EKG, blood pressure device, oxygen, sterilization, Glucometer, Doppler, and Pulse Oximeter
- Uses logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems
- Delegates tasks appropriately to lower level licensure employees
- Educates patients with regard to diet, hygiene, and methods of prevention of chronic medical diseases