PRN LPN Staff Nurse

Quality Correctional Health Care Pell City , AL 35125

Posted 3 weeks ago

Basic Function and Scope of Responsibilities:Under the supervision of the Site Administrator/Coordinator the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides nursing services to patients within a correctional environment. The LPN delivers nursing care as directed by the Physician within the scope of the State Board of Nursing Practice for the LPN.
  • Take and document vital signs

  • Assist with all activities of daily living as required of an inmate in a medical clinic bed including turning & repositioning if infirmary beds provided at the site.

  • Assess and report changes in patient's condition.

  • Obtain patient history

  • Assist with examinations and/or treatments and document correctly.

  • Implement triage/sick-call procedures designed for the facility

  • Administer medications in accordance with nursing standards and correctional regulations

  • Accurately document all patient information, nursing assessments and interventions

  • Read and comply with new standards, correctional regulations and /or QCHC directives

  • Actively participate in the inmate health education program

  • Complete all assignments within the prescribed time frame

  • Maintain a clean and orderly environment in the workplace including patient rooms

  • Maintain patient confidentiality

  • Demonstrate the ability to perform all required technical skills appropriately and safely

  • Demonstrate understanding of the health care mission of the unit and the place of his/her assignment in the completion of the mission

  • Provide assistance to co-workers as needed to assure that the shared mission of the unit is optimally fulfilled

  • Assist in orientation of new staff members as requested

  • Actively participate in continuous quality improvement activities

  • Attend ALL mandatory meetings and 80% of non-mandatory meetings a year

  • Utilize appropriate/effective verbal and written communication

  • Comply with QCHC attendance policy as identified in the Employee Handbook

  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

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