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Registered Nurse

Location : Dickinson, TX
Job Type : Temp/Contract
Compensation : 40.00 USD/HOUR
Hours : Full Time
Travel : No
Relocation : No
Job Category : Select a Value

Job Description :

Registered Nurse




Qualified candidate will schedule, lead and coordinate all nursing and support staff shift activity within the nursing unit of a correctional facility.  Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to the adherence of federal, state and local regulations and guidelines as well as facility policies and accepted nursing protocols and procedures; coordinating services with other patient care units/areas, and providing nursing services and patient care as needed; maintain communication with allied services; oversee quality assurance and infection control activities and compliance to operational standards


 


·         Initiates and maintains compliance with facility policies for accreditation


·         Provides direct nursing care to inmates


·         Performs medical histories on inmates entering the Service Processing Center (SPC). Any medical problems are referred to the physician, or mid-level provider


·         Evaluates health care needs of inmates and develops nursing care plans to meet those needs


·         Provides triage and screening of detainees during sick call. Identifies and manages minor illnesses as directed under established nursing guidelines and refers other medical problems to the appropriate medical provider


·         Assists the medical provider with medical appointments by taking the inmates vital signs, documenting them in the chart and assisting as necessary


·         Ensures the medical providers orders are implemented


·         Ensures that medications prescribed are administered as ordered. When medication orders are signed off, initials are placed next to the order and circled


·         Applies knowledge of drugs and therapeutics in dispensing medication


·         Maintains security when dispensing medications and is continually cognizant of the potential hazard of drug hoarding and trafficking among inmates


·         Maintains patient and medical record confidentiality


·         Performs or assists in the performance of emergency treatment of injury or illness to detainees as required


·         Carries out orders authorized by the Physician, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant


 


 


Required Qualifications :

Candidate must be hold a valid RN license in the state of TX; at least one year of prior nursing experience required; prior correctional experience a plus.


 


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