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Licensed Practical Nurse (Lpn)

Company: GEO Group Inc.
Location: Lawton
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description


Compensation Base: 27.00 per hour

Compensation Bonus (if applicable):

Equal Opportunity Employer.


This position participates in the implementation and evaluation of the detainees/inmates' health care needs and provides comprehensive nursing care while observing and maintaining the requirements of security.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

* Under an RN's direction, develops nursing care plans on detainees/inmates.
* Performs a complete physical assessment and medical history as required on each detainee/inmate entering the correctional system, if permitted by the client. Medical problems are referred to the physician for extended evaluation.
* Assists physician with sick call by screening patients and performing 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 administering 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 administering 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.
* Documents all detainee/inmate contacts. Maintains confidentiality of medical records.
* Maintains compliance with industry and company policies for accreditation.
* Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

* Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required. Must have a current, unrestricted license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 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 experience Licensed Practical Nurse preferred.
* 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.
* Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.

Keywords: GEO Group Inc., Lawton , Licensed Practical Nurse (Lpn), Healthcare , Lawton, Oklahoma

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