Licensed Practical Nurse
Company: Wexford Health
Posted on: January 6, 2020
Wexford Health Sources, one of the nation's leading innovative
correctional health care companies, provides clients with
experienced management and technologically advanced services,
combined with programs that control costs while ensuring
quality. For nearly two decades, Wexford Health has
consistently delivered proven staffing expertise and a full range
of medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, utilization management,
provider contracting, claims processing, and quality management
services. At Wexford Health our philosophy is that health care
should not be considered a luxury for anyone. We simply care
for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue.
Wexford Health has an exceptional opportunity for a Licensed
Practical Nurse to join our team of healthcare professionals
at the St. Clair County Jail in Belleville, IL.
SHIFT: 6:00AM-2:00PM, Every Other Weekend We’re proud to offer a
competitive benefits package including: Annual review with
performance increase Generous paid-time off program that combines
vacation and sick leave Paid holidays Comprehensive health
insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield Dental and Vision
insurance 401(k) retirement saving plans Company-paid short-term
disability Healthcare and dependent care spending account POSITION
SUMMARY A Licensed Practical nurse licensed in the state of
assignment responsible for assisting in the delivery of patient
care through the nursing process of assessment, planning,
implementation and evaluation. Under the supervision of
Registered Nurses, directs and guides patient teaching activities
commensurate with education and demonstrated competencies.
DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES Under the supervision of Registered Nurse,
assists in the assessment of the physical, psychological and social
dimensions of patients in the Health Care Unit and, as necessary in
the Housing Units. Assists in planning and individual treatment
programs by utilizing available resources in planning care and
consults with registered nurses, physicians and correctional
officers. Assists in implementing individual treatment programs in
the Health Care Unit and, as necessary, in the housing unit.
Implements clinical and technical aspects of care in accordance
with established policies and procedures. Implements medical plan
through administering medications and intervention in accordance
with physician instructions. Documents nursing encounters, patient
response, effectiveness, complications, etc., and communicates
information to supervisory personnel and physicians, in accordance
with physicians orders. Uses available in-house resource personnel
and departments for treatment/consultation. Respects dignity and
confidentiality of patient. Takes vital signs (temperature, pulse,
respiration and blood pressure). Applies and changes dressings.
Provides for emotional and physical comfort and safety of patients.
Assists with activities of daily living with special attention to
therapeutic significance. Assists in maintaining working and living
areas and supplies in good order. Serves as a member of a nursing
care and treatment team. Assists with orientation of new employees.
Assists physician as assigned. Supervises inmates in the
maintenance, cleanliness and sanitation of the environment. Other
duties as required and/or assigned. The duties and responsibilities
outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be
assigned other duties as required. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS Medical
Unit within a correctional facility. TRAVEL: None
LICENSING: Current state LPN license CERTIFICATION:
Current CPR certification EDUCATION: Graduate from an
accredited nursing school PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: One (1) year
of clinical experience EOE/M/F/D/V
Keywords: Wexford Health, Belleville , Licensed Practical Nurse, Other , Belleville, Illinois
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