Licensed Practical Nurse

Smithfield, NC

Posted: 03/14/2023 Job Number: 23340842 Pay Rate ($): 45.0

Job Description

Staff Today, a HAN Division, is currently seeking a Licensed Practical Nurse to work at a correctional facility in Smithfield, North Carolina. These are registry positions with our company Staff Today

Pay Rate: $45 / hour

Job Details:
  • 6a-230p 1st shift 8 hours
  • 1st or 2nd shift; 8 or 10-hr shifts.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Administer nursing care to ill, injured, or disabled patients
  • Monitor and report changes in patient symptoms or behavior
  • Communicate with collaborating physicians or specialists regarding patient care
  • Maintain accurate patient medical records
  • Provide companionship and basic care to patients
  • Administer prescribed medications to patients
  • Responsible for providing direct nursing care to patients, within the scope of practice to include, but not limited to, the following duties:
  • Screen, observe, and assess patients, provide basic wound care and personal care to patients.
  • Deliver routine respiratory therapy and other treatments.
  • Catheter and colostomy care.
  • Collect vital signs and specimens.
  • Prepare and administer medications.
  • Administer and interpret TB skin tests.
  • Observe and record pertinent patient information.
  • Respond to emergencies, and assist the Registered Nurse and Physician, as required.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • LPN licensed to practice in the Client
  • Conduct offender sick call 3 times per week as dictated by DPS Health Care Procedure Policy, or assist Unit physician with sick call when Unit physician is present
  • Conduct Restrictive Housing checks daily as dictated by the prison Unit Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Use approved DPS Nursing Protocols to treat minor injuries & illnesses which do not require a physician' s attention.
  • Prepare & administer medications as per physician order.
  • Refer offenders to physician' s clinics, or hospitals as appropriate.
  • Prepare medical records for transferring offenders, including following the policy & procedure for medication transfer in the DPS.
  • Provide offenders access to quality healthcare provided by competent healthcare professionals in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Ensure proper organization & maintenance of health records in accordance with the prison Unit policies and the DPS Health Care Policies & Procedures manual, and assure that the prison Unit Healthcare Standard Operating Procedures are maintained in a current state at all times.
  • Ensure that all treatments & medications are fully documented in the patient' s health record.
  • The Vendor' s RNs may possibly assume charge responsibilities but only after they have been oriented to a particular facility area, however a DPS RN would always be available for consultation via phone or actual site location (contact number to be provided).
  • Obtain venipuncture blood samples/package specimens for lab handling
  • Must meet CPR training/certification requirements per contract (RFP19-013835-BET).

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Correctional experience preferred, but not required

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 Staff Today at (800) 928-5561 and ask to speak with Jessica Monday-Friday (08: 30 AM - 05: 00 PM PST).
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