LPN in the Mental Health Unit
Company: Wexford Health
Posted on: July 21, 2021
Wexford Health Sources is
contracted by the state of Alabama with the Alabama Department of
Corrections to staff and run the medical and mental health units
within the correctional facilities. 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
Wexford Health has an
exceptional opportunity for a Full-Time Mental Health Licensed
Practical Nurse to join our team of healthcare and mental
health professionals at Donaldson Correctional Facility
in Bessemer, AL.
with shift differential**
We’re proud to offer a competitive benefits package
- Annual review with performance increase
- Generous paid-time off program that combines vacation and sick
- Paid holidays
- Comprehensive health insurance through Blue Cross Blue
- Dental and Vision insurance
- 401(k) retirement saving plans
- Company-paid short-term disability
- Healthcare and dependent care spending account
- Services patients in a correctional setting with psychiatric or
developmental disabilities under the direction of a professional
Registered Nurse or Medical Director.
- Assists in carrying out rehabilitation programming and
activities for residents
- Provides personal care services as needed to patients
including: oral hygiene, bathing, hair care, nail care, shaving,
feeding, diapering and dressing.
- Medication administration and documentation
- Checks temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital
signs to detect deviations from normal; assists in controlling
aggressive or disruptive behavior.
The following requirements list the minimum to qualify. An
equivalent combination of education and experience may be
LICENSING: Licensed as a Practical Nurse
by the Alabama Board of Nursing (ASBN)
CERTIFICATION: Current CPR
EDUCATION: Possession of a certificate from a
practical nursing education program accepted for licensure from the
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Experience with the
special needs and behavior of individuals in forensic and
correctional settings preferred.
Keywords: Wexford Health, Birmingham , LPN in the Mental Health Unit, Other , Bessemer, Alabama
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