Licensed Practical Nurse
Hampton, VA 23661
Day Shift: 8: 00am - 4: 30pm
Evening Shift: 4: 00pm - 12: 30am
$18.00 per hour
MUST BE FLEXIBLE TO WORK ANY SHIFT AS NEEDED.
MUST BE ABLE TO PASS BACKGROUND CHECK AND DRUG TEST!
Facility is open 7-days per week.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES
In a team relationship with the Registered Nurse, the Licensed Practical Nurse contributes to the nursing process through on-going systematic data collection, assisting in the health assessment, recording observations, goal identification and patient health education.
Performs duties under the direct supervision of the Health Sendees Administrator and is accountable for use of delegated authority.
Pursuant to 15.2-1603 of the Code of Virginia incumbent is appointed at-will and senses at the pleasure of the Sheriff. This position is non-exempt.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Responds to initiates the care for medical emergencies throughout the facility. This includes the ability to perform continuous CPR until properly relieved.
Administers and documents medications on the Medication Administration Record.
Assists with histories and physicals on inmates.
Assesses patient's health status and refers to appropriate level of health care provider.
Physically assists Physician in patient examinations and treatments.
Documents all nursing care provided.
Implements and follows up on Physician / Dentist written orders and verbal orders if permitted.
Teaches health care information to patients and correction staff.
Adheres to safety and security policies and participates in disaster drills.
Performs venipuncture and I. V. Therapy, if certified.
Collects samples, specimens and cultures per Physician orders.
Follows security regulations for keys, sharps .And.Control.Led medications.
Ability to deal with and respond to stressful situations in a stressful environment.
Requires regular and reliable attendance.
Adheres to Universal Precautions and other appropriate infection control practices.
All Employees are expected to follow all Federal, State and local laws; effectively work together to meet the needs of the community and the organization through work behaviors demonstrating the expectations of the Hampton Sheriffs Office. Employees are also expected to lead by example and demonstrate the highest level of ethics.
Collects pertinent data through observation, interview, other members of the health team, and communicates changes in the patient condition to other patient care providers.
Records all data obtained through assessment in the patient s health record.
In a team relationship with the Registered Nurse, contributes to the Nursing Care Planning.
Assist in the formation of a written plan.
Assists in identifying both short and long term timed measurable goals with anticipated behavioral changes.
Assists in setting priority when planning care to meet the patient s needs.
Assist with patient health care and participates in Multi-disciplinary care conferences.
Counts CDS Drugs and contraband, if required.
Assist Physician in minor medical / surgical procedures.
Transcribes and posts all therapeutic orders generated by the Physician.
Initiates and documents prescribed treatments for nursing interventions in compliance with policy and procedure.
Administers routine and/or PRN medications as ordered.
Practices universal precautions when providing nursing procedures.
Assists in maintaining a neat, clean and safe environment for patients and coworkers.
Keeps patient information confidential and respects the patient s right to privacy.
Keeps health team informed of observations and changing conditions of patients.
Must maintain and show proof of an active state nursing license and place a copy of the license in the
personnel file maintained by the RN supervisor.
Is cognizant and adheres to all security regulations of the institution.
Attends scheduled in-service programs and staff meetings.
Maintains an active CPR certification.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduate from a licensed Practical Nursing Program. Currently licensed as a Practical Vocational Nurse in the stale. Good physical health, able to function in a stressful environment arid relate well to the patients, security staff and healthcare team members.
The job may risk exposure to extreme heat and/or cold, wet or humid conditions, noise, fumes, odors, moving machinery, electrical shock, traffic and toxic or caustic chemicals. Risk of exposure to bio-hazard communicable diseases and bodily fluids.
PHYSICAL AND DEXTERITY REQUIREMENTS
Must have the capability to hear, speak and see to communicate with the general public. Must have the strength and ability to apprehend, subdue and restrain criminal offenders. Physical exertion may be required to climb stairs and over walls, run. Bend, twist, reach, crawl through tight spaces, kneel in confined areas; sit for prolonged periods of time; move/push/pull or lift heavy objects exceeding 50 lbs; Subject to 24-hour call back for emergencies. Requires annual physical. Requires operation of standard office equipment.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to he ail-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.
CTR Group is an equal employment opportunity employer. Candidates are selected based on qualifications and defined requirements of the job, not on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or any other protected status. Further, CTR Group encourages United States' Veterans and persons with disabilities to apply for positions for which they are qualified
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
The summary of the typical functions of the job description is not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the employee is not limited to and may differ from those outlined in the job description and other duties may be assigned by the client.