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FT Licensed Practical Nurse at Dixon CC

Company: Wexford Health
Location: Dixon
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Job Description:

POSITION:  Licensed Practical Nurse

SCHEDULE: 2p-10p  (40hrs/week) Tuesday/Thursday Off

FACILITY: Dixon Correctional Center

LOCATION: Dixon, 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

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.

  1. Assists in planning individual treatment programs by utilizing available resources in planning care and consults with registered nurses, physicians and correctional officers.
  2. Assists in implementing individual treatment programs in the Health Care Unit and, as necessary, in the housing unit..
  3. Implements medical plan through administering medications and intervention in accordance with physician instructions.
  4. Documents nursing encounters, patient response, effectiveness, complications, etc., and communicates information to supervisory personnel and physicians, in accordance with physician orders.  Observes, records and reports symptoms, reactions, and changes in the condition of all patients.
  5. Takes vital signs (temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure).
  6. Applies and changes dressings..
  7. Assists with activities of daily living with special attention to therapeutic significance.
  8. Assists with orientation of new employees
  9. Administers medications and injections

The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as required.

 

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

Keywords: Wexford Health, Rockford , FT Licensed Practical Nurse at Dixon CC, Other , Dixon, Illinois

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