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Licensed Practical Nurse - Erie County Prison

Erie, PA

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Hiring Company

Wexford Health

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Full Time

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Position Description

POSITION: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

SCHEDULE: Full-Time –5/8s or 3/12s - Evening/Night Shift

FACILITY: Erie County Prison

LOCATION: Erie, PA

Experience-based Pay Rates plus Shift Differentials with Full Time Employment & Benefits

Wexford Health Sources, Inc. is a member of the Wexford family: a group of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies.  At Wexford Health Sources, Inc., 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.

   POSITION SUMMARY

A professional nurse licensed in the state of assignment responsible for delivery of patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.  Also directs and guides patient teaching activities and ancillary personnel, while maintaining standards of professional nursing.

  • $1,500 Sign-on Bonus
  • Evening and Night Shift Differentials $2/$2.50
  • Intake and Classification
  • Outpatient Clinic
  • Emergent Services
  • Chronic Care Clinic
  • Patient Education
  • Med Pass
  • Infectious Disease Control

BENEFITS

Wexford Health offers a competitive benefits package including:

  • Performance check-ins with annual merit increase
  • Generous paid-time off program that combines vacation and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Comprehensive health insurance through BlueCross BlueShield
  • Dental and Vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement saving plan
  • Company-paid short-term disability
  • Healthcare and dependent care spending account
  • Continuing education options

POSITION SUMMARY

A Licensed Practical nurse licensed in the state of assignment responsible for assisting in the delivery of patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.  Under the supervision of Registered Nurses, directs and guides patient teaching activities commensurate with education and demonstrated competencies.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the supervision of 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.

  1. Assists in planning and individual treatment programs by utilizing available resources in planning care and consults with registered nurses, physicians and correctional officers.
  2. Assists in implementing individual treatment programs in the Health Care Unit and, as necessary, in the housing unit.
  3. Implements clinical and technical aspects of care in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  4. Implements medical plan through administering medications and intervention in accordance with physician instructions.
  5. Documents nursing encounters, patient response, effectiveness, complications, etc., and communicates information to supervisory personnel and physicians, in accordance with physicians orders.
  6. Uses available in-house resource personnel and departments for treatment/consultation.
  7. Respects dignity and confidentiality of patient.
  8. Takes vital signs (temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure).
  9. Applies and changes dressings.
  10. Provides for emotional and physical comfort and safety of patients.
  11. Assists with activities of daily living with special attention to therapeutic significance.
  12. Assists in maintaining working and living areas and supplies in good order.
  13. Serves as a member of a nursing care and treatment team.
  14. Assists with orientation of new employees.
  15. Assists physician as assigned.
  16. Supervises inmates in the maintenance, cleanliness and sanitation of the environment.
  17. Other duties as required and/or assigned.

The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as required.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

Medical Unit within a correctional facility.

TRAVEL: None

LICENSING: Current state LPN license

CERTIFICATION: Current CPR certification

EDUCATION: Graduate from an accredited nursing school

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of clinical experience

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