Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) – Irwin County Detention Center – Ocilla, GA

Irwin County Detention Center— Ocilla, GA under the management of LaSalle Corrections is seeking to hire a Licensed Practical Nurse to perform duties concerning the sick and injured, prevention of illness and promotion of good health in compliance with LaSalle Corrections, facility, and correctional healthcare directives. The employee will provide nursing services to inmates to the extent allowed by the Nurse Practice Act, and in accordance with ADC directives and healthcare standards.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Responsible for providing technical, paraprofessional nursing, services to offenders in a correctional facility.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists in sick call screening and physical examinations under the supervision of physicians and based upon the physician’s orders and protocols. Records health care complaints and takes patient histories. Takes and records necessary vital signs for patients. Collects samples for laboratory examinations and issues routine medications. Records treatment provided according to physician’s orders and protocol.
  • Assists physicians in providing emergency health services in life threatening medical emergencies, including suicide prevention.
  • Participates in the screening and primary management of providing health services to offender patients in confinement based upon physician’s orders and using physician’s protocols.
  • Maintains examination rooms and checks operational status of health services equipment and supplies to ensure secure, ready to use status.
  • Participates in continuing education and in-service training to maintain paraprofessional capability and proficiency.
  • Maintains health services records and prepares designated reports as required.
  • Conducts initial and ongoing medical examinations and assessments, documents results of assessments.
  • Gives injections, takes blood pressure and temperatures.
  • Prepares, administers and records medications.
  • Collects urine, draws blood and administers oxygen.
  • Cares for minor wounds (sterile techniques).
  • Interacts with contract physicians and local medical facilities to provide medical care for offenders.
  • Works with Security, Transportation, and Classification Departments to process in-coming and out-going offender chains.
  • Works with Human Resources in medical evaluation and documentation of Workers Compensation Injuries.
  • Performs other duties as required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent or GED required.
  • Graduation from and accredited school of nursing.
  • Experience in providing health support services in a hospital, clinic, or infirmaries is highly desirable.
  • License to practice as a professional nurse preferred not required.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITH OR WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, stand, talk, listen, write and be proficient with Windows NT.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $18.00 – $25.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 12 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Night shift
  • Weekend availability

License/Certification:

  • LVN (Required)
  • BLS Certification (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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