Licensed Practical Nurse

CFG Health Network in Newark, NJ

  • Industry: Healthcare - Nursing - Others
  • Type: Full Time
position filled

Responsibilities

  • Performs and documents medical evaluations on inmate patients of the assigned correctional facility consistent with the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) standards of care, NJ 10-A, American Correctional Association (ACA) and Performance Based National Detention Standards (PBNDS) as appropriate.
  • Performs complete assessments of inmate patients in a variety of settings within the institution such as: initial intake area, health care unit for sick, emergency situations on housing units, chronic care clinics, and medical units.
  • Collaborates with primary care providers and other health care providers to ensure continuity, timeliness and appropriateness of care to inmate patients.
  • Ensure Medical Record documentation is in SOAP format, problem oriented and corresponds to the therapeutic order.
  • Records all care information legibly, concisely, accurately and completely, in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms, in a timely manner and signed.
  • Reports reactions to treatments and medications, as well as changes in the inmates’ emotional or physical condition.
  • Provides inmate patient education and/or discharge planning.
  • Promotes a therapeutic environment to ensure inmates are treated in a professional, ethical and tactful manner
  • Performs other position-related duties as assigned, depending on assignment setting.
  • Attends scheduled in-service programs and staff meetings.
  • Qualifications

    Minimum Education

  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing program
  • Current, unrestricted license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the state the facility is located (maintain a current copy of license on file at the facility at all times).
  • Minimum Work Experience

  • At least one year of LPN experience.
  • Previous correctional health care environment preferred.
  • Required Skills

  • Excellent critical thinking and assessment skills.
  • Ability to make decisions independently.
  • Assertive, empathetic and able to provide care objectively.
  • Strong interpersonal communication and customer service skills.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Able to work with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel.
  • Experience in working with Electronic Health Records.
  • Ability to command the respect and confidence of inmates and staff; and philosophically committed to the objectives of the facility.
  • A current CPR/BLS card with demonstrated and cognitive skills is required.
  • FUNCTIONAL DEMANDS

  • Ability to pass all required health and other screening tests.
  • May be required to work nights, weekend, and holidays.
  • On-call duty may be required (available to work on short notice) as per site requirement.
  • ORGANIZATIONAL EXPECTATIONS

  • Provides a positive and professional representation of CFG Health Systems, LLC.
  • Keeps patient information confidential and respects patient’s right to privacy.
  • Promotes culture of safety for patients and employees through proper identification, reporting documentation, and prevention.
  • Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments in related scope of job role or practice.
  • Adheres to infection control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.
  • Participates in ongoing quality improvement activities.
  • Completes required orientation and trainings directed by facility.
  • Follows facility and OSHA safety rules and procedures while on assignment.
  • Follows facility and CFG Health Systems Occurrence Protocol.
  • Adheres to PREA regulations.
  • Punctual and dependent for assigned/confirmed shifts.
  • Maintains security clearance for the assigned facility.
  • Identifies and utilized appropriate channels of communication with supervising staff.

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