LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE (LPN) -12 HR.
Company: The GEO Group
Location: South Bay
Posted on: January 16, 2022
Works under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) in
participating in the implementation and evaluation of the inmates
health care needs. Provides comprehensive nursing care while
observing and maintaining the requirements of security.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Under an RNs direction, develops nursing care plans on inmates.
Performs a complete physical assessment and medical history as
required on each 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 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
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 inmates. Maintains non-involvement in the security aspects of
Destroys and properly disposes of all needles/syringes.
Prepares regularly scheduled reports and special reports as
Documents all detainee/inmate contacts. Maintains confidentiality
of medical records.
Maintains compliance with industry and company policies for
Performs other duties as assigned.
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.
Equal Opportunity Employer.
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