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Licensed Practical Nurse

Company: The GEO Group
Location: Calexico
Posted on: January 2, 2020

Job Description:

Job Description Works under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) in participating in the implementation and evaluation of the detainees/inmates health care needs. Provides comprehensive nursing care while observing and maintaining the requirements of security. Primary Duties and Responsibilities - Under an RN's direction, develops nursing care plans on detainees/inmates. - Performs a complete physical assessment and medical history as required on each detainee/inmate entering the correctional system. Medical problems are referred to the physician for extended evaluation. - Assists physician with sick call by screening patients and performing minor surgical procedures. Treats detainees/inmates with problems within professional capabilities and refers other medical problems to the appropriate physician. - Ensures the implementation of physician's orders. Ensures that prescribed medications are administered as ordered using the formulary. Applies knowledge of drugs and therapeutics in dispensing medication. - Makes observation rounds on patients, and records in progress notes. Evaluates symptoms, reactions, and progress of patients on periodic basis, charts, and reports problems to management. - Maintains security while dispensing medications and is continually cognizant of the potential hazard of drug hoarding and trafficking among detainees/inmates. Maintains non-involvement in the security aspects of care. - Destroys and properly disposes of all needles/syringes. - Prepares regularly scheduled reports and special reports as necessary. - Documents all detainee/inmate contacts. Maintains confidentiality of medical records. - Maintains compliance with industry and company policies for accreditation. - Performs other duties as assigned. Job Requirements Minimum Requirements - Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required. Must have a current, unrestricted license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the state the facility is located. Maintains a current copy of license on file at the facility at all times. - Two (2) years of direct work experience preferred. - Upon hired, must be able to complete 80 hrs classroom training, 40 hrs on the job training and 24 hrs annual refresher training. - Must possess competence in the performance of the following services: crisis intervention, medical emergencies, physical assessment, medical nursing care, and psychiatric nursing care. - Must have the ability to work without direct, immediate supervision in performing nursing diagnosis, and be able provide appropriate follow through treatment. - Must be at least 21 years old. - Must be a US Citizen Equal Opportunity Employer. City: El Centro State: California

Keywords: The GEO Group, Calexico , Licensed Practical Nurse, Other , Calexico, California

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