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Licensed Practical Nurse

Company: CorrHealth
Location: Santa Fe
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Job Description:

Are you an LPN who wants to travel 3days a week to locations within NM and make a *per diem, as well as competitive wages/benefits? The Flexible LPN position might be right for you!! CorrHealth is looking for LPNs in New Mexico, who are available for full-time work (36 hours) at flexible locations within NM on a permanent basis. This is not a temporary travel role. You will be scheduled, as needed, between our NM sites. You must have the flexibility to be available for both day or night shifts. Must live within 150 miles of one of the following counties: Chaves, Luna, McKinley, Sandoval, San Miguel, Taos or Valencia. *Dependent on scheduled locationPosition OverviewA Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse is responsible for assisting in the delivery of inmate carethrough the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. Under thesupervision of the RN(s), directs and guides inmate teaching and activities that commensurate withhis/her education and demonstrated competencies.Essential Job DutiesUnder supervision of a Registered Nurse, assists in the assessment of the physical, psychological, and social dimensions of inmates in the Health Care Unit and, as necessary, in the housing unitsAssists in planning and implementing individual treatment programs, using available knowledge, diagnostic tests, resources, and consults with RNs and other staff as appropriate while applying knowledge and resources in planning care and inmate teachingAdministers medications according to proper techniques and procedures, including IV therapy (when certified), and all other approved routes of administrationAssists the provider in evaluations, medical procedures, and minor surgical procedures as necessary, using SOAP form of chartingObtains body fluid specimens and performs EKGs using proper techniques and proceduresMaintains and documents controlled substances and medical equipmentIntervenes in a variety of situations with proper safety techniques, procedures, and standard precautionsImplements nutrition and therapeutic diet plans through proper techniques and procedures as ordered by providerTriaging and assessing healthcare requestsMinimum Education/Experience RequirementsGraduate from an accredited LPN/LVN programHave and maintain current licensure as a LPN/LVN within the state of employmentMust be able to obtain and maintain CPR certificationAdditional DutiesPlease note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.CompetenciesClear and effective verbal and written communication with all coworkers, supervisors, jail administration, and patientsExcellent verbal and written comprehensionExcellent deductive reasoning and problem-solving abilitiesExcellent organizational skillsAbility to use a computer and use/learn a variety of software, including site-specific computer programsMust demonstrate ability to appropriately and safely use standard medical equipmentAbility to respect the dignity and confidentiality of inmatesEmployment RequirementsMust maintain all certifications, educational requirements, licensing, etc. for this positionMust adhere to all facility policies and procedures as well as the policies and procedures listed in the Employee HandbookWilling to assist coworkers in the job duties and work overtime if required; may act as a resource to other coworkersMaintains confidentiality, dignity, and security of health records and protected health information in compliance with HIPAA requirementsSecurity RequirementsMust be able to pass a background check and pre-employment drug test (as applicable)Must obtain and maintain security clearance with the client/facility as a requisite for initial and/or continued employmentMust undergo security training and orientation on facility safety policies and proceduresPhysical/Mental RequirementsThis position routinely requires (but is not limited to) the following:Ability to both remain stationary and move/traverse throughout the facility, including up and down flights of stairsAbility to position oneself in different spacesAbility to convey and discern information in a conversation, frequently communicate with patients; must be able to exchange accurate information.Ability to identify and detect objects and assess situations from a variety of distancesAbility to stay calm in stressful and demanding situationsFrequently transports objects up to 50 poundsWork EnvironmentWork is performed inside a correctional facility. Employees are exposed to some level of riskand/or harm by inmates including exposure to blood borne pathogens. Employee is expected towork in accordance with all security rules and regulations to minimize the risk of danger and/orharm to themselves or other employees.OtherEmployee must comply with all current and future State, Federal, and Local laws and regulations, court orders, Administrative Directives and standards and policies and procedures of the site where assigned, including those of professional organizations such as ACA, NCCHC, etc.Employee must treat every other member of the CorrHealth team, all correctional personnel, all inmates and third parties in the facility with the proper dignity and respect.Actions or communications that are inappropriate or degrading will not be tolerated.Employment Type: Full TimeYears Experience: 1 - 3 yearsSalary: 32.00 HourlyBonus/Commission: Noby Jobble

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