Part Time LPN Staff Nurse - Days
Quality Correctional Health Care
 Brownsville, TN

Basic Function and Scope of Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Site Administrator/Coordinator the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides nursing services to patients within a correctional environment. The LPN delivers nursing care as directed by the Physician within the scope of the State Board of Nursing Practice for the LPN.

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  • Take and document vital signs
  • Assist with all activities of daily living as required of an inmate in a medical clinic bed including turning & repositioning if infirmary beds provided at the site.
  • Assess and report changes in patient's condition.
  • Obtain patient history
  • Assist with examinations and/or treatments and document correctly.
  • Implement triage/sick-call procedures designed for the facility
  • Administer medications in accordance with nursing standards and correctional regulations
  • Accurately document all patient information, nursing assessments and interventions
  • Read and comply with new standards, correctional regulations and /or QCHC directives
  • Actively participate in the inmate health education program
  • Complete all assignments within the prescribed time frame
  • Maintain a clean and orderly environment in the workplace including patient rooms
  • Maintain patient confidentiality
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform all required technical skills appropriately and safely
  • Demonstrate understanding of the health care mission of the unit and the place of his/her assignment in the completion of the mission
  • Provide assistance to co-workers as needed to assure that the shared mission of the unit is optimally fulfilled
  • Assist in orientation of new staff members as requested
  • Actively participate in continuous quality improvement activities
  • Attend ALL mandatory meetings and 80% of non-mandatory meetings a year
  • Utilize appropriate/effective verbal and written communication
  • Comply with QCHC attendance policy as identified in the Employee Handbook
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

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Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.