LPN

    GEO Group Inc.
    Phoenix, AZ
    Full-time
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    Job Description

    Job Description

    Facility: ARIZONA STATE PRISON - PHOENIX WEST

    Compensation Base:

    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.
    Job Requirements

    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.
    Posting ID: 556643484Posted: 2020-05-21