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PRN LPN Opening - Cocke County, TN

Responsibilities:

In addition to general nursing care, responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Collaborates with physicians and other health care providers to ensure continuity, timeliness and appropriateness of care to inmate patients
  • Coordinates and/or administers medication, treatments, to inmate patients
  • Assists with medical treatments
  • Administers prescribed medication
  • Applies surgical dressings & bandages
  • Provides emergency first aid care
  • Checks & records vital signs
  • Obtains specimens from inmate patients for diagnostic testing
  • 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
  • Records all care information concisely, accurately and completely, in a timely manner, in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms
  • 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
  • Upholds HIPAA regulations
  • Punctual and dependent for assigned/confirmed shifts

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited LPN program
  • Current LPN license, in good standing with the State licensing board
  • Must be highly motivated and a self-starter.
  • Must possess strong people skills, be cooperative, and exercise professional demeanor
  • Must have a high level of integrity and honesty
  • Must be able to remain focused on the task while stationed in a busy environment.
  • Must be punctual, reliable and a team player
  • Must consent to and successfully pass a criminal background investigation.
  • Must have experience with computers
  • Must be currently BLS certified
  • Must have the ability to remain calm, think clearly and act rapidly in an emergency situation; must be able to bend, stoop, twist and turn, climb up and down stairs.
  • A working knowledge of jail policy and procedures is a plus.

Those who do well in this position have excellent critical thinking and assessment skills, are able to make decisions independently and have solid interpersonal skills. They also have to be assertive, empathetic and able to provide care objectively when serving this unique population. The inmate patient population generally has not had consistent access to healthcare prior to their incarceration. This provides an opportunity for nurses to see and care for an interesting variety of health concerns from minor ailments to major and atypical conditions.

Working Conditions:

Because inmate patients need round-the-clock care, working hours include days, nights, weekends and holidays. The number of inmate patients assigned per shift will vary with facility, if applicable. In a correctional environment, all staff receives specific training in the areas of security and correctional procedures and there are many security measures in place. Nurses working in correctional facilities must accept that the fundamental mission of a correctional facility is first and foremost public safety and security.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please complete an application.

QCHC would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted. QCHC is an equal opportunity employer.

QCHC offers medical, dental and vision insurance for all full-time employees; eligibility begins on first day of employment. QCHC also offers a 401k retirement plan with company match, paid time off, company holidays and more.

Quality Correctional Health Care
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