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Part Time LPN Staff Nurse – Weekends

Quality Correctional Health Care

This is a Contract position in Crossville, TN posted July 18, 2020.

Basic Function and Scope of Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Site Administrator/Coordinator the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides nursing services to patients within a correctional environment. The LPN delivers nursing care as directed by the Physician within the scope of the State Board of Nursing Practice for the LPN.* Take and document vital signs* Assist with all activities of daily living as required of an inmate in a medical clinic bed including turning & repositioning if infirmary beds provided at the site.* Assess and report changes in patient’s condition.* Obtain patient history* Assist with examinations and/or treatments and document correctly.* Implement triage/sick-call procedures designed for the facility* Administer medications in accordance with nursing standards and correctional regulations* Accurately document all patient information, nursing assessments and interventions* Read and comply with new standards, correctional regulations and /or QCHC directives* Actively participate in the inmate health education program* Complete all assignments within the prescribed time frame* Maintain a clean and orderly environment in the workplace including patient rooms* Maintain patient confidentiality* Demonstrate the ability to perform all required technical skills appropriately and safely* Demonstrate understanding of the health care mission of the unit and the place of his/her assignment in the completion of the mission* Provide assistance to co-workers as needed to assure that the shared mission of the unit is optimally fulfilled* Assist in orientation of new staff members as requested* Actively participate in continuous quality improvement activities* Attend ALL mandatory meetings and 80% of non-mandatory meetings a year* Utilize appropriate/effective verbal and written communication* Comply with QCHC attendance policy as identified in the Employee Handbook* Perform other job-related duties as assigned.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.