Guided by the agency's mission "To reduce recidivism among those we touch," the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is looking for a dedicated security-minded health professional to assume the responsibilities of a Licensed Practical Nurse.
This position shall be filled in accordance with the provision of the OCSEA/AFSCME Collective Bargaining Agreement. ODRC bargaining unit members have selection rights before non-bargaining unit members. All other applications will only be considered if an internal bargaining unit applicant is not selected for this position.
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This position works under general direction, and requires considerable knowledge of practical nursing procedures while adhering to the Ohio LPN Scope of Practice.
Provides patient care as directed
Documents patient-related care timely within the electronic health record
Maintain patient medical records
Administers medication, including oral and intramuscular medications, may administer intravenous therapy if appropriately certified
Assists with Doctor's Sick Call
Assists with chronic care clinics management
Participates in patient care planning and treatment team activities
Responds to emergencies
Provides emergency care and collection of patient data
Collects vital signs and timely documents all findings
Collects urine and/or other body fluid specimens
May perform venipuncture in order to obtain blood samples for laboratory analysis
Prepares patients for release and/or transfer (i.e., Intra-system, out to court) by reviewing patient care, completing Intra-System Transfer Summaries and/or Release Summaries
Ensures discharge medication orders are completed and timely forwarded to pharmacy services
Participates in work-related training and all institution training exercises as assigned.
Provides assistance to other healthcare staff
Investigates and documents problem areas and/or areas of concern
Reviews shift report from preceding shift(s)
Assist physicians with medical procedures
Assumes duties of other nurses during absences
Observes, documents and provides nursing support to assistive personnel (i.e., nurse aides, psychiatric attendants, and/or patient care assistants)
Provides patient education regarding healthcare maintenance and prevention of disease
Participates in continuous quality improvement activities.
Performs administrative duties
Schedules multidisciplinary team meetings
Performs and/or assists with inventory and ordering of medical supplies
Assists ancillary staff including Health Information Technicians and medical schedulers as needed to ensure patient care needs are met
Must work overtime as required
License to practice nursing as a licensed practical nurse issued by Ohio Board of Nursing pursuant to Section 4723 Ohio Revised Code & proof of completion of an approved course in medication administration.
Note: Licensed Practical Nurses who administer dialysis treatment must possess Certification in IV Therapy pursuant to Section 4723.17 Ohio Revised Code.
Department Of Administrative Services, State Of Ohio