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LPN 2nd shift, every other weekend

The Geo Group
Newark, New Jersey, United States
$23.34 per hour
December 06, 2018



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.

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

Equal Opportunity Employer.

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