LPN

GEO Group Inc. Eagle Pass , TX 78852

Posted 4 months ago

Job Description:

Facility: EAGLE PASS DETENTION CENTER

Compensation Base: $27.00

Compensation Bonus (if applicable):

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summary

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.

  • 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.

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