Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Ability to read, understand, follow and enforce safety procedures
Knowledge of specific day-to-day needs of patients within the unit
Learned in accreditation and certification requirements and standards
Skilled in patient assessment and nursing care
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively work with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community
Ability to provide professional guidance, instruction and leadership to nursing and related patient care staff
Effectively communicate orally and in writing
Organizing and coordinating skills
Education and Experience:
Current state license as a Registered Nurse
Baccalaureate degree preferred
Current CPR certification
One year experience as a registered nurse preferred
Other relevant professional experiences or educational backgrounds will be considered as deemed appropriate. However, when licensure is required by local, state, federal or contractual guidelines, we will not alter our position on those requirements
Working Conditions and Physical Effort:
Work is performed in a clinical setting.
Work environment involves exposure to conditions such as fumes, noxious odors, dust, mists and gases; contagious or infectious diseases or hazardous chemicals and potentially dangerous situations that may require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.
Schedules, leads and coordinates the shift's activities of facility nursing and support staff in a correctional facility nursing unit. Ensures adherence to federal, state, and local regulations and guidelines, Armor's and facility policies and accepted nursing protocols and procedures. Coordinates the services with other patient care units/areas and provides nursing services and patient care as appropriate.
Prepare, monitors and coordinates the daily patient care activities of the unit to ensure all physician orders are implemented and all patient encounters are documented using the POMR format; schedules staff and patients to ensure full coverage of patient care at all times and to ensure effective patient services.
Leads, guides, and trains employees performing related work.
Designs, establishes and maintains an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the organization's goals and objectives, recruits, employs, trains, supervises and evaluates professional and contract staff.
Oversees and provides direct nursing care and consultation to patients as required.
Coordinates services with other patient care units as required; maintains communication with allied services.
Oversees quality assurance and infection control activities and compliance to operational standards.
Participates in program development and implementation of operating policy and procedure.
Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmentalpractices.
Performs tasks related to storage, issue, and replacement of medical supplies, forms, and publications; and performs basic inventory functions such as receiving, verifying, and signing shipping documents for supplies acquired and verifying the quantity and condition of supplies ordered against purchase documents; investigate and reconcile routine and recurring discrepancies relating to actions such as receipt control, stock control, and inventory adjustments; and performs data searches at the request of senior staff.
Will adhere to Armor's Standards of Professional Conduct, and will incorporate and/or be supportive of Armor's four core FISH! Philosophies i.e. Play, Be There, Make Their Day and Choose Your Attitude.
Respond to requests from Security Staff as well as Armor Staff in accordance with Armor and Facility Guidelines. This includes following the rules and regulations for employee conduct/behavior and chain of command set forth by the command staff at all times while working within the detention/correctional facility.
Performs other duties as assigned.
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