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RN

Location : Bennettsville, SC
Job Type : Temp/Contract
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 1
Required Education : AS
Travel : No
Relocation : No
Job Category : Select a Value

Job Description :

RN needed for a long term federal contract at a minimum security Correctional Facility.


 


Day Shift M-F, no weekends or holidays.


 


 


(Registered Nurse/Clinical Nurse):


The prospective contractor shall be responsible for:


1. Performs a broad range of therapeutic measures such as care for patients with varying health problems, i.e., chronic diseases, comorbidities,


chronic pain, wound management, patient education, end of life care, interventions for acute care needs. Implements established


protocols and standing orders for handling inmate complaints during sick call and initiates emergency care as needed according


to institution policy.


2. Develops a nursing assessment for each patient, to include planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing care. May


assess and identify high risk symptoms/behaviors in patients, to include suicidal risk, homicidal risk and risk for verbal


and/or physical abuse. Completes nutritional screening as part of the assessment and refers patient to a dietitian for a nutritional


assessment if necessary. Incumbent monitors, evaluates and revises the plan of care as needed. Incumbent is


proactive in monitoring and achieving patient safety goals. Ongoing responsibilities for hand-off communication and medication


reconciliation. Provides valuable input to the healthcare team regarding the discharge planning needs of a patient.


Delegates and coordinates care based on assessments and competency level of subordinates.


3. Communicates with co-workers reporting patient care needs and clinical issues. Serves as an integral member of Interdisciplinary


and Unit Team Meetings.


4. Duties include managing patient flow and triage, responding to institution emergencies with mid-level practitioner or


physician back up, coordinating the workload/duties of the LPN/LVN, screening new arrivals, assessing inmates returning


from consultant visits or hospitalizations, and providing patient education.


5. In providing nursing care, adheres to infection control policies and procedures. Administers treatment and procedures


with attention to accuracy, patient safety and comfort. Medications are administered as prescribed and documented in accordance


with BOP and institution policy and procedure. Must maintain an accurate inventory of all needles, syringes, and


controlled substances.


6. Must be able to assess a patient’s condition on an on-going basis and provide appropriate intervention, as well as refer


patients to the appropriate medical practitioner. Identifies changes in their condition and takes appropriate action. Evaluates


the effectiveness of interventions, monitors and documents progress toward identified goals, and reports information


to the inter-disciplinary team for use in re-evaluating the plan of care.7. Interviews patients to obtain health history and records/


documents findings of patient care activities on appropriate records. Must complete written or electronic medical record documentation


in an accurate, well-organized, legible and timely manner.


8. Competently utilizes specialized monitoring equipment including but not limited to EKG machines, blood pressure machines,


cardiac monitors, traction equipment, glucometers, defibrillators, IV infusion pumps, etc.


9. May have responsibility for reviewing laboratory data and facilitating review of the results with the Medical Officer. Notifies


the Medical Officer when panic laboratory values are received.


10. Communicates critical information to his/her supervisor or to staff at the local hospital.


11. Maintains patient’s privacy and confidentiality. Performs nursing care in a manner which demonstrates respect for a patient’s


dignity, personal preference, or culture. Utilizes evidence based medicine to promote a healthful environment and reduce the incidence


of communicable diseases within the correctional setting.


12. Maintain daily sick call list/call out.


13. Possess a current and valid license/certificate from a United States jurisdiction.


 


 


 


 


 


Required Qualifications :

Active and unrestricted RN License from any state or U.S. Territory


Current CPR


Minimum of 1 year of experience


Corrections experience preferred but not required


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