Quality Correctional Health Care Sevierville , TN 37862
Title: Licensed Practical NurseCompany: Quality Correctional Health Care, Inc. "QCHC, Inc."Location: Sevier County, TN Status: Full Time
Company Profile: At QCHC, a physician-owned company, we have a longstanding commitment to serving our clients, our employees and our patients. Today, we are one of the Southeast's leading correctional healthcare providers, with a comprehensive network that extends from state to state. Our employees provide compassionate, quality care to thousands of inmates through a wide range of services: Chronic Care management, Dental services, Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Mental Health services, Mobile x-ray and ultrasound services, Pharmacy and more. QCHC nurses deliver care to patients utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation.
In addition to general nursing care, responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
Collaborates with physicians and other health care providers to ensure continuity, timeliness and appropriateness of care to inmate patients
Coordinates and/or administers medication, treatments, to inmate patients
Assists with medical treatments
Administers prescribed medication
Applies surgical dressings & bandages
Provides emergency first aid care
Checks & records vital signs
Obtains specimens from inmate patients for diagnostic testing
Reports reactions to treatments and medications, as well as changes in the inmates' emotional or physical condition
Provides inmate patient education and/or discharge planning
Records all care information concisely, accurately and completely, in a timely manner, in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms
Promotes a therapeutic environment to ensure inmates are treated in a professional, ethical and tactful manner
Performs other position-related duties as assigned, depending on assignment setting
Upholds HIPAA regulations
Punctual and dependent for assigned/confirmed shifts
Skills and Qualifications:
Graduate of an accredited LPN program
Current LPN license, in good standing with the State licensing board
Must be highly motivated and a self-starter.
Must possess strong people skills, be cooperative, and exercise professional demeanor
Must have a high level of integrity and honesty
Must be able to remain focused on the task while stationed in a busy environment.
Must be punctual, reliable and a team player
Must consent to and successfully pass a criminal background investigation.
Must have experience with computers
Must be currently BLS certified
Must have the ability to remain calm, think clearly and act rapidly in an emergency situation; must be able to bend, stoop, twist and turn, climb up and down stairs.
A working knowledge of jail policy and procedures is a plus.
Those who do well in this position have excellent critical thinking and assessment skills, are able to make decisions independently and have solid interpersonal skills. They also have to be assertive, empathetic and able to provide care objectively when serving this unique population. The inmate patient population generally has not had consistent access to healthcare prior to their incarceration. This provides an opportunity for nurses to see and care for an interesting variety of health concerns from minor ailments to major and atypical conditions.
Because inmate patients need round-the-clock care, working hours include days, nights, weekends and holidays. The number of inmate patients assigned per shift will vary with facility, if applicable. In a correctional environment, all staff receives specific training in the areas of security and correctional procedures and there are many security measures in place. Nurses working in correctional facilities must accept that the fundamental mission of a correctional facility is first and foremost public safety and security.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please complete an application.
QCHC would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted. QCHC is an equal opportunity employer.
QCHC participates in random drug screenings.