Georgia Employer LPN-12 HR in Folkston, Georgia
Facility: FOLKSTON ICE PROCESSING CENTER Compensation Base: Compensation Bonus (if applicable): Equal Opportunity Employer. Hiring for Night shift- 7pm-7:30am Summary * Works under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) in participating in the implementation and evaluation of the detainees/inmates health care needs. Provides comprehensive nursing care while observing and maintaining the requirements of security. Primary Duties and Responsibilities * Under an RNï¿½s direction, develops nursing care plans on detainees/inmates. * Performs a complete physical assessment and medical history as required on each detainee/inmate entering the correctional system. Medical problems are referred to the physician for extended evaluation. * Assists physician with sick call by screening patients and performing minor surgical procedures. Treats detainees/inmates with problems within professional capabilities and refers other medical problems to the appropriate physician. * Ensures the implementation of physician's orders. Ensures that prescribed medications are administered as ordered using the formulary. Applies knowledge of drugs and therapeutics in dispensing medication. * Makes observation rounds on patients, and records in progress notes. Evaluates symptoms, reactions, and progress of patients on periodic basis, charts, and reports problems to management. * Maintains security while dispensing medications and is continually cognizant of the potential hazard of drug hoarding and trafficking among detainees/inmates. Maintains non-involvement in the security aspects of care. * Destroys and properly disposes of all needles/syringes. * Prepares regularly scheduled reports and special reports as necessary. * Documents all detainee/inmate contacts. Maintains confidentiality of medical records. * Maintains compliance with industry and company policies for accreditation. * Performs other duties as assigned. Minimum Requirements * Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required. Must have a current, unrestricted license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the state the facility is located. Maintains a current copy of license on file at the facility at all times. * Two (2) years of direct work experience preferred. * Must possess competence in the performance of the following services: crisis intervention, medical emergencies, physical assessment, medical nursing care, and psychiatric nursing care. * Must have the ability to work without direct, immediate supervision in performing nursing diagnosis, and be able provide appropriate follow through treatment.