Mental Health LPN

Wexford Health Sources Inc Harvest , AL 35749

Posted 2 months ago

At Wexford Health our philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury for anyone. We simply care for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue.

Wexford Health has an exceptional opportunity for a day shift Licensed Practical Nurse in the Mental Health Unit to join our team of healthcare professionals at Limestone Correctional Facility in Harvest, AL.

We're proud to offer a competitive benefits package including:

  • Annual review with performance increase

  • Generous paid-time off program that combines vacation and sick leave

  • Paid holidays

  • Comprehensive health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Dental and Vision insurance

  • 401(k) retirement saving plans

  • Company-paid short-term disability

  • Healthcare and dependent care spending account

POSITION SUMMARY

  • Services patients in a correctional setting with psychiatric or developmental disabilities under the direction of a professional Registered Nurse or Medical Director.

  • Assists in carrying out rehabilitation programming and activities for residents such as role model interactions, development of social skills, development of daily living skills, reality orientation, recreational skills, etc.

  • Provides personal care services as needed to patients including: oral hygiene, bathing, hair care, nail care, shaving, feeding, diapering and dressing.

  • Sets up prescribed medications in accordance with patients' nursing care plans; assesses, develops, records and monitors programs for self-administration of medications and conducts medication management and health education training for individuals and groups.

  • Checks temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs to detect deviations from normal; assists in controlling aggressive or disruptive behavior.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

The following requirements list the minimum to qualify. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.

LICENSING: Licensed as a Practical Nurse by the Alabama Board of Nursing (ASBN)

CERTIFICATION: Current CPR certification

EDUCATION: Possession of a certificate from a practical nursing education program accepted for licensure from the ASBN

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Experience with the special needs and behavior of individuals in forensic and correctional settings preferred.

EOE/M/F/D/V

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