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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Company: Wexford Health Sources, Inc.
Location: Decatur
Posted on: September 8, 2019

Job Description:

Wexford Health has an exceptional opportunity for a Licensed Practical Nurse to join our team of healthcare professionals at Northern Alabama Community Work Center in Huntsville, AL. POSITION SUMMARY The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible for assisting in the delivery of patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. Under the clinical supervision of Registered Nurses, directs and guides patient teaching activities commensurate with education and demonstrated competencies. DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES Under the clinical guidance of a 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. Assist in planning and implementing individual treatment programs in the health care unit and housing unit by utilizing available resources and consulting with registered nurses, physicians and correctional officers. Implement medical plan through administering medications and intervention in accordance with physician instructions. Document nursing encounters, patient response, effectiveness, complications etc., and communicate information to supervisory personnel and physicians in accordance with physicians orders. Assist in maintaining working and living areas and supplies in good order. Serve as a member of a nursing care and treatment team and assist physician as assigned. Use available in-house resource personnel and departments for treatment/consultation. Implement clinical and technical aspects of care in accordance with established policies and procedures. Take vital signs (temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure). Apply and change dressings. Provide for emotional and physical comfort and safety of patients. Assist with activities of daily living with special attention to therapeutic significance. Supervise inmates in the maintenance, cleanliness and sanitation of the environment. The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as required. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS Standard medical setting in a correctional facility, which includes daily interfacing with inmates, correctional staff, and health care personnel. Temperature extremes may be encountered while moving throughout the facility outdoors and indoors in buildings without air conditioning. Job Requirements: The following requirements list the minimum to qualify. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted. TRAVEL: Minimal travel required. LICENSING: Current Alabama Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) License CERTIFICATION: Current CPR certification EDUCATION: Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: One (1) year clinical experience EOE/M/F/D/V

Keywords: Wexford Health Sources, Inc., Decatur , Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Healthcare , Decatur, Alabama

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