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LPN

Company: The GEO Group
Location: Jacksonville
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Job Description:

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 RN,s 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. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: The GEO Group, Jacksonville , LPN, Healthcare , Jacksonville, Florida

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