Licensed Practical Nurse in Columbiana, AL
Company: Wexford Health Sources, Inc.
Posted on: February 25, 2021
Making a dramatic difference in the lives of our patients is
what we do every day. Help us Raise the Standard in correctional
health care. Position: Licensed Practical Nurse Facility: Alabama
Therapeutic Education Facility (ATEF) Location: Columbiana, AL
Shifts Available: Full-time Night Shift, 40 hours/week; Monday -
Friday and Every Other Weekend Full-time Evening Shift, 40
hours/week; Monday-Friday and Every Other Weekend Part-Time Night
Shift, 24 hours/week; Every Friday and Saturday or Sunday Shift
differentials available for night, evening and weekend shifts
POSITION SUMMARY The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible
for assisting in the delivery of patient care through the nursing
process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.
Under the clinical supervision of Registered Nurses, directs and
guides patient teaching activities commensurate with education and
demonstrated competencies. DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES Under the
clinical guidance of a 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. Assist
in planning and implementing individual treatment programs in the
health care unit and housing unit by utilizing available resources
and consulting with registered nurses, physicians and correctional
officers. Implement medical plan through administering medications
and intervention in accordance with physician instructions.
Document nursing encounters, patient response, effectiveness,
complications etc., and communicate information to supervisory
personnel and physicians in accordance with physicians orders.
Assist in maintaining working and living areas and supplies in good
order. Serve as a member of a nursing care and treatment team and
assist physician as assigned. Use available in-house resource
personnel and departments for treatment/consultation. Implement
clinical and technical aspects of care in accordance with
established policies and procedures. Take vital signs (temperature,
pulse, respiration and blood pressure). Apply and change dressings.
Provide for emotional and physical comfort and safety of patients.
Assist with activities of daily living with special attention to
therapeutic significance. Supervise inmates in the maintenance,
cleanliness and sanitation of the environment. The duties and
responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only;
employees may be assigned other duties as required. ENVIRONMENTAL
CONDITIONS Standard medical setting in a correctional facility,
which includes daily interfacing with inmates, correctional staff,
and health care personnel. Temperature extremes may be encountered
while moving throughout the facility outdoors and indoors in
buildings without air conditioning. ABOUT WEXFORD HEALTH 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. Were 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 Minimum Requirements: The following requirements
list the minimum to qualify. An equivalent combination of education
and experience may be accepted. TRAVEL: Minimal travel required.
LICENSING: Current Alabama Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) License
CERTIFICATION: Current CPR certification EDUCATION: Graduate from
an accredited School of Nursing PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: One (1) year
clinical experience EOE/M/F/D/V
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