Licensed Practical Nurse for Riverbend Correctional Facility

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Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse
Company: Riverbend Correctional Facility
Job Location: Milledgeville
Posting Date: 08/25/2017
Closing Date: until filled
Service/Product Health Services
Skills Needed and Description of Job:

Job Requirements:

Description of Duties:

Works under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) in participating in the
implementation and evaluation of the detainees/inmates health care needs. 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. 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 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
  • Maintains security while dispensing medications and is continually cognizant of the potential
    hazard of drug hoarding and trafficking among detainees/inmates. Maintains noninvolvement
    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.

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 preferred.
  • Must possess competence in the performance of the following services: crisis intervention,
    medical emergencies, physical assessment, medical nursing care, and psychiatric nursing
  • Must have the ability to work without direct, immediate supervision in performing nursing
    diagnosis, and be able provide appropriate follow through treatment.
Hours/Week:  Will discuss at interview Shift:  Part-time and Full-time available
Salary:   Start at $17.33 per hour. Benefits:    Included; will discuss at interview.
Travel Necessary: No Relocation: No

To Apply

Qualified applicants can access the job application at . For assistance or more information, please contact Saketta Brown, OFTC Career Services,

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