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Licensed Practical Nurse (Department of Corrections)

Nursing

Full Time

Various (Days, Evenings, Nights, and every other weekend req

3pm-11:30pm

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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