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Registered Nurse - Temporary

Wellpath San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Temporary

Wellpath is seeking temporary a full-time Registered Nurse ( RN ) for Tulare County Jail, in Visalia, CA.

Position length can be up to 6 months and can possibly lead to full-time permanent employment.

Overview:

Under direct supervision of the Health Services Administrator (HSA), Program Manager (PM), or higher medical professional, the Registered Nurses will develop, initiate and coordinate the patient plan of care through assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation in collaboration with the healthcare team and in compliance with all agency, local, state, federal laws and regulations.

Qualifications:

Education for Registered Nurse:

  • Degree from an accredited school of nursing

Experience for Registered Nurse:

  • Prefer a minimum of one (1) year of clinical experience

Licenses/Certifications for Registered Nurse:

  • Current (and must maintain) unrestricted Registered Nursing license, certification or registration in state of practice
  • Current (and must maintain) lifesaving BLS certification through AHA

Responsibilities:

  1. Utilizes the nursing process to provide quality and efficient patient care according to established standards including: accurately completing admission and other assessments, and collecting, analyzing, and prioritizing assessment data to facilitate proper patient care
    o Transcribe physician, PA/NP orders
    o Document nursing assessments using the S.O.A.P.E. format
    o Prepare and administer medication in accordance with physician orders including: immunizations, antibiotics, narcotic pain medications, vitamins, topical agents, insulin, blood thinners, and allergy antigens.
    o Initiate standardized procedures, orders, i.e., detox, opiate, alcohol
    o Perform 14-day physicals and sick calls as required
  2. Perform laboratory procedures and testing to include: blood glucose with visual or meter interpretation; interpretation of skin testing results; dipstick urine; urine specific gravity
  3. Obtain specimens for laboratory testing including but not limited to: venipuncture; straight catheterization for urine collection; throat culture; sputum specimens; stool specimens
  4. Coordinate the activities of his/her shift, provides timely and adequate supervision to the LVNs and Medical Assistants, responds to the intake area as requested and coordinates/communicates with detention staff as needed
  5. Maintain a clean, safe, and secure working environment
  6. Triage and communicate with physician, PA/NP, or Nursing supervisor any potentially significant medical complaints or observations discovered during routine duties
  7. Respond and initiate lifesaving measures to man-down calls, identify medical emergencies, and arrange for transportation to hospital
  8. May assist in the job shadow portion of the interview process, orientation and training of new and potential staff
  9. May participate in performance evaluations and training of other team members
  10. Perform other duties as assigned.

Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

Wellpath

Why Work Here?

If you're looking to help people and join a great company, we have over 30 years of hiring and keeping the best people.

Wellpath was born out of the joining of two great companies — Correct Care Solutions and Correctional Medical Group Companies. These two organizations recognized the importance of putting patients first and providing high-quality care to an often overlooked population. We believe in transforming public health by delivering hope and healing to those who need it most. We treat our patients with the dignity and compassion they deserve, because we care about them as human beings. We also care about the heartbeat of our company — our amazing doctors, nurses, mental health providers and other clinical staff members who answer the call to help the under served each and every day. We value the relationships we have with our client partners because they join us in our team effort to provide the finest healthcare available. We are Wellpath. We are the right people, striving to do the right thing. We will continue to create healthier communities — wherever we go, wherever we grow — one patient at a time.

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2404 W. Burrel Ave, Visalia, CA 93291
San Luis Obispo, CA
USA

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