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GEO Corrections & Detentions (A GEO Company) P/T LPN (PRN) - 18990/19143/81694 in Phoenix, Arizona

This job was posted by http://www.azjobconnection.gov : For more information, please see: http://www.azjobconnection.gov/ada/r/jobs/3963069



Facility: PHOENIX WEST CORRECTIONAL & REHAB FACILITY



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Compensation Bonus (if applicable):







Equal Opportunity Employer.



Summary

This position participates in the implementation and evaluation of the detainees/inmates’ health care needs and 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, if permitted by the client. 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 administering 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 administering 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 Licensed Practical Nurse 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.



+ Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.

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