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Licensed Practical Nurse (Department of Corrections)

Nursing

Full Time

Various (days, evenings, nights)

rotate

INTRODUCTION

The Licensed Practical Nurse shall provide the Unity Health Care Department of Corrections Health Center nursing care as delineated by UHC.  The LPN is a licensed nurse capable of providing basic patient care.  He/She must be skilled in completing nursing intake and performing routine nursing procedures such as venipuncture, IV insertion, and management of patients.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

·         Assures that nursing documentation, not limited to flow sheets, intake sheets, and VAR, are completed per policy and standards.

·         Performs primary nursing procedures (i.e. venipuncture, UA, finger sticks, assessments, patient intake, daily review/update of medical records and logs).

·         Administers medications per the directive of the provider and documents accordingly.

·         Ensures that medical care and follow-up are planned and documented specially for each patient.

·         Coordinates the quality control checks for the glucometers and any other waive testing.

·         Providers wound care to designated patients when ordered by provider.

·         Works with various departments to assure compliance with federal, state, and local health care regulation.

·         Completes charts audits under the direction of the Nurse Manager.

·         Monitors the use of and orders supplies under the direction of the Nurse Manager.

·         Assures that the exam rooms are standardized and ready for use.

·         Assists the providers as necessary during physical examination.

·         Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

·         Excellent oral and written communication skills.

·         Ability to articulate Unity's mission through his/her work.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

·         Graduate of an accredited school of nursing (Practical Nursing).

·         At least 2 years of recent acute care experience in medical surgical, emergency care, or urgent care, correctional health.

·         Current CPR certification.

·         Licensed or eligibility as LPN in DC.

·         Bilingual:  English/Spanish preferred.

·         Experience working with underserved or homeless populations preferred.

·         Correctional experience preferred, but not required.

 

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