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LPN in the Mental Health Unit

Company: Wexford Health
Location: Bessemer
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Job Description:

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 venue.

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. 

**6pm-6:30am shifts with shift differential**

**SIGN-ON BONUS**

 

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

  • 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.

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JOB REQUIREMENTS

The following requirements list the minimum to qualify.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.

LICENSING: Licensed as a Practical Nurse by the Alabama Board of Nursing (ASBN)

CERTIFICATION: Current CPR certification

EDUCATION: Possession of a certificate from a practical nursing education program accepted for licensure from the ASBN

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Experience with the special needs and behavior of individuals in forensic and correctional settings preferred.

 

EOE/M/F/D/V

Keywords: Wexford Health, Birmingham , LPN in the Mental Health Unit, Other , Bessemer, Alabama

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