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Licensed Practical Nurse (Department of Corrections) - Nursing

at Unity Health Care, incorporated

Posted: 9/24/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 101205%20%20%20%20
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Job Description

Nursing

Full Time

Days

7am - 3:30pm

INTRODUCTION

The Licensed Practical Nurse shall provide the Unity Health Care Department of Corrections Health Center nursing care as delineated by UHC. The LPN is a licensed nurse capable of providing basic patient care. He/She must be skilled in completing nursing intake and performing routine nursing procedures such as venipuncture, IV insertion, and management of patients.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

· Assures that nursing documentation, not limited to flow sheets, intake sheets, and VAR, are completed per policy and standards.

· Performs primary nursing procedures (i.e. venipuncture, UA, finger sticks, assessments, patient intake, daily review/update of medical records and logs).

· Administers medications per the directive of the provider and documents accordingly.

· Ensures that medical care and follow-up are planned and documented specially for each patient.

· Coordinates the quality control checks for the glucometers and any other waive testing.

· Providers wound care to designated patients when ordered by provider.

· Works with various departments to assure compliance with federal, state, and local health care regulation.

· Completes charts audits under the direction of the Nurse Manager.

· Monitors the use of and orders supplies under the direction of the Nurse Manager.

· Assures that the exam rooms are standardized and ready for use.

· Assists the providers as necessary during physical examination.

· Performs other related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

· Excellent oral and written communication skills.

· Ability to articulate Unity's mission through his/her work.

QUALIFICATIONS

· Graduate of an accredited school of nursing (Practical Nursing).

· At least 2 years of recent acute care experience in medical surgical, emergency care, or urgent care, correctional health.

· Current CPR certification.

· Licensed or eligibility as LPN in DC.

· Bilingual: English/Spanish preferred.

· Experience working with underserved or homeless populations preferred.

· Correctional experience preferred, but not required.

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