RN

GEO   •  

San Diego, CA

Not Specified years

Posted 178 days ago

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Summary

Initiates and provides comprehensive nursing care in a correctional setting while observing and maintaining the requirements of operational security.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs a complete physical assessment and medical history as required on each detainee/inmate entering the correctional system. Medical problems are referred to the physician for extended evaluation.
  • Assists physician with sick call by screening patients and minor surgical procedures. Treats detainees/inmates with problems within professional capabilities and refers other medical problems to the appropriate physician.
  • Ensures the implementation of physician's orders. Ensures that prescribed medications are administered as ordered using the formulary.  Applies knowledge of drugs and therapeutics in dispensing medication.
  • Makes observation rounds on patients, and records in progress notes. Evaluates symptoms, reactions, and progress of patients on periodic basis, charts, and reports problems to management.
  • Maintains security while dispensing medications and is continually cognizant of the potential hazard of drug hoarding and trafficking among detainees/inmates. Maintains non-involvement in the security aspects of care.
  • Destroys and properly disposes of all needles/syringes.
  • Prepares regularly scheduled reports and special reports as necessary.
  • Maintains compliance with industry and company policies for accreditation.
  • Documents all detainee/inmate contacts. Maintains confidentiality of medical records.
  • Coordinates Chronic Disease Clinic scheduling.
  • Supervises the work flow of the LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) staff. Provides input into performance evaluation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Associate’s or Bachelor's degree from a NLN (National League of Nurses) approved program; graduate of an accredited school of nursing required. Must have a current, unrestricted license to practice as Registered Nurse in the state the facility is located. Maintains a current copy of license on file at the facility at all times.
  • Two (2) years of direct work experiencepreferred.
  • Must be at least 21 years old.
  • Shift work (all three shifts)
  • Must possess competence in the performance of the following services: crisis intervention, medical emergencies, physical assessment, medical nursing care, and psychiatric nursing care.
  • Must have the ability to work without direct, immediate supervision in performing nursing diagnosis, and be able provide appropriate follow through treatment.
$88K