LPN- Corrections

Las Cruces, NM

Posted: 04/21/2024 Job Number: 24-04855 Pay Rate ($): 50.0

Job Description

Health Advocates Network is currently seeking a Licensed Practical Nurse- Corrections to work at a Facility in Las Cruces, NM. These are registry positions with our company. Must live 50 miles away from facility to qualify for higher rate.
Days or nights: Days

Shift: Days

Pay Per Hour: $50 - $54/hr

Travel Stipend available and is tax free if you live 50 miles away from the assignment.

Summary: Provides health care for those who have been incarcerated in a controlled/safe environment. This includes case management, responding to episodes of acute illness, emergency call management, medication administration, psychiatric evaluations, and assessment of new inmates.

  • The requirements are: At least one year (12 months) of experience as a nurse.
  • A valid and current nurse license issued within the US
  • Valid and current CPR
  • Corrections is a plus but not a must - training provided.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in oral and written English.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Health Assessments
  • Sick Call Clinic
  • Provides general nursing care to patients.
  • Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques.
  • Prepares equipment and aids physicians during treatments and examinations of patients.
  • Observes patient, records significant conditions and reactions, and notifies supervisor or physician of patient's condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents.
  • Takes temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs to detect deviations from normal and assess the condition of patient.
  • May serve as leader for group of personnel rendering nursing care to number of patients.
  • Additional duties given by Supervisor.
  • Collaborates with primary care providers and other health care providers to ensure continuity, timeliness, and appropriateness of care to inmate patients.
  • Coordinates and/or administers medication, therapeutic agents, treatments, to inmate patients.
  • Applies surgical dressings & bandages.
  • Provides emergency first aid care.
  • Reports reactions to treatments and medications, as well as changes in the inmates'emotional or physical condition
  • Provides inmate patient education and/or discharge planning.
  • Records all care information concisely, accurately and completely, in a timely manner, in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms.
  • Promotes a therapeutic environment to ensure inmates are treated in a professional, ethical, and tactful manner.

If interested, please apply through this job post. You may send a copy of your most recent resume. If you have any questions, please feel free to call at 505-565-5558 and ask to speak with Francisco Monday-Friday (08: 30 AM - 05: 00 PM MT)

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