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P/T RN

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.



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