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Licensed Practical Nurse- $1,500 SOB

Company: Wexford Health
Location: Joliet
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Job Description:

POSITION: Licensed Practical Nurse SCHEDULE: 3p-11p (40hrs/week) Rotating Days Off FACILITY: Stateville Northern Reception Center LOCATION: Crest Hill, Illinois Wexford Health Sources, Inc. is one of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies. At Wexford Health our philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury for anyone. We simply care for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue. Wexford Health is proud to offer a competitive benefits package including:

  • Annual increase
  • Generous paid-time off program that combines vacation and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Comprehensive health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Dental and Vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement saving plan with partial match
  • Company-paid short-term disability
  • Healthcare and dependent care spending account POSITION SUMMARY Under the direct supervision of the designated Wexford Health manager and clinical supervision from the Director of Nursing, Registered Nurses, Medical Director and/or IDOC personnel as appropriate, the LPN is responsible for assisting in the delivery of patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation; Under the guidance of Registered Nurses, directs and guides patient teaching activities commensurate with education and demonstrated competencies. DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES The Licensed Practical Nurse shall provide a range of services to the center including assessment, medication delivery, non-professional nursing care duties and assisting Registered Nurses and medical personnel. Under the supervision of a Physician or Registered Nurse, performs non-professional nursing care duties in the assessment of the physical, psychological and social dimensions of patients in the Health Care Unit and, as necessary in the housing units.
  • Assists in planning individual treatment programs by utilizing available resources in planning care and consults with registered nurses, physicians and correctional officers.
  • Implements medical plan through administering medications and intervention in accordance with physician instructions.
  • Takes vital signs (temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure).
  • Applies and changes dressings.
  • Serves as a member of a nursing care and treatment team.
  • Assists with orientation of new employees
  • Assists physician as assigned.
  • Supervises inmates in the maintenance, cleanliness and sanitation of the environment.
  • Administers medications and injections 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. The following requirements list the minimum to qualify. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted. TRAVEL: Minimal travel required. LICENSING: Currently licensed as an LPN in the state of Illinois CERTIFICATION: Current CPR certification EDUCATION: Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: One (1) year clinical experience EOE/M/F/D/V

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