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LPN - Corrections

  • Location: Morris Township, Morris, New Jersey
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 2 months ago

  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Start Date: 2021-08-09
  • Job Ref: 21-13670
Job Description:
  • Provides direct and indirect nursing care to meet the psychological, psychosocial and emotional needs of the inmate-patient within the framework established by the correctional system.
  • Performs assessments of inmate-patient in a variety of settings such as: initial intake area, health care unit for sick call, emergency situation in housing, chronic care clinics and medical unit. Utilizes assessment skills that require a knowledge base of both normal and abnormal adult health status. Communicates assessment data in a comprehensive, orderly fashion both verbally and in writing.
  • Plans nursing care by identification of inmate-patient needs based on assessments. Makes appropriate, timely referrals and initiates appropriate nursing care based on institutional policies and procedures. Documents plans appropriately.
  • Implements nursing care and medical care orders in a knowledgeable, safe and cost-effective manner. Documents nursing care and appropriate medically directed care in accordance with institutional policies and procedures. Provides inmate education as an integral part of total patient care.
  • Evaluates and documents inmate-patient responses to aspects of health care and makes appropriate referrals to members of the health care team.
  • Utilizes effective communication skills by demonstrating respect, concern and courtesy in all interpersonal relationships.
  • Communicates information in an accurate, concise and timely manner.
  • Protects confidentiality of information in written and verbal communications .
  • Maintains clinical area in a clean, neat & safe manner and participates in required counts and cleaning assignments.
  • Adheres to institutional and medical unit infection control policies .
  • Understands and adheres to safe correctional nursing practices and institutional security directive
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