Licensed Practical Nurses provide general or psychiatric practical nursing care in accordance with the authorized scope of practice specified in the Nurse Practice Act.
Incumbents function as first-line supervisors who train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; assign and review work; and initiate disciplinary action.
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) will work under the direct supervision on the Correctional Nurse III. The incumbent will collect and document medical conditions of patients and initiate emergency care as indicated by patient assessment; document problems requiring nursing interventions ; maintain accuracy of related nursing records such as I & Q's, IV, vitals and physicians orders; and relay information about the day at shift change to maintain quality of care.
The LPN III will be working directly with inmates setting priorities or care for specific patients and must be able to adapt to change on the unit such as setting priorities based on emergencies, etc. The LPN will carry out nursing care assignments as assigned by the supervisor; administer medication as directed; count/monitor controlled substances; monitor patients for side effects/allergic reactions to medications; participate in patient education to promote patients independence when possible; supervise the selection and assignment of duties for the LPN IIs; supervise the performance, evaluate, counsel and discipline the LPN IIs; and communicate problems through the nursing chain of command. The selected applicant must have the ability to prioritize tasks, estimate time frames, meet deadlines, plan and use available resources and coordinate work assignments with others.
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In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications) Current license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Nevada and three years of experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse, two years of which were providing nursing care to inmates in a correctional setting or to individuals with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities. Special Notes Probationary employees working for the Department of Corrections must successfully complete 40 hours of "pre-service" training provided by the department.
Special Requirements Phlebotomy certification is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment. Intravenous (IV) certification is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment. A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required.
Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items. A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant. Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, this position has been identified as affecting public safety.
Persons offered employment in this position must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances. CPR certification is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment. A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment.
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