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Registered Nurse in Lincoln, IL

Company: Wexford Health
Location: Bloomington
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Job Description:

Registered Nurse in Lincoln, IL POSITION: Registered Nurse (Currently Assigned to Medical Services) SCHEDULE: 7a-3p, Rotating days off with EOW FACILITY: Logan Correctional Center LOCATION: Lincoln, IL 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. Starting pay rate at $32.17/hour with $3,000 sign-on-bonus! 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 POSITION SUMMARY Under the direct supervision of the designated Wexford Health manager and clinical supervision from the Director of Nursing and the site Medical Director, responsible for delivery of patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. Also directs and guides patient teaching activities and ancillary personnel, while maintaining standards of professional nursing. DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES The Registered Nurse shall provide a broad range of services to the center including screening, assessment, medication delivery, treatment plans and patient education. 1. Assesses plans and delivers nursing care to inmates. 2. Coordinates multiple medical services for diagnostic and treatment as directed by the Medical Director, Physician, Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner. 3. Enter housing units to pass medications or other medical items and to conduct medical screening when necessary. 4. Assist in screening of emergencies for necessity and priority for referral to physician or mid- level providers and conduct daily sick call screening 5. Maintain working knowledge of pharmacology including drug reaction/overdose. 6. Maintain working knowledge of therapeutic diets and nutrition and implement as per orders. 7. Maintain working knowledge of social and behavioral sciences, particularly as applied to the Correctional setting. 8. Be capable of giving CPR instructions and ability to take charge in a CPR emergency. 9. Maintain the Problem Oriented Medical Record (POMR). 10. Notify supervisor and complete written reports for any medical or security incidents. 11. Respond to inmate, staff or visitor medical emergencies and provide appropriate first aid or triage. 12. Assesses physical, psychological and psychosocial dimensions of patients within the Health Care Unit and, as necessary, in the housing units. 13. Applies knowledge of illnesses, injuries and diseases using available resources in obtaining a health history, and in the assessment process. 14. Summarizes assessment data, and makes a triage decision which is documented and communicated to other patient care providers. 15. Utilizes referral process to appropriate health care providers as necessary. 16. Applies knowledge and utilizes available resources in planning care and patient teaching. 17. Intervenes by obtaining body fluid specimens and performing EKG's using proper techniques and procedures. 18. Plans and implements program to meet identified needs through in-service attendance and other format and informal means. 19. Demonstrates knowledge of, and performs nursing policies and procedures. 20. Accepts staffing assignments, and performs other related duties as required or assigned by the designated immediate supervisor. Performs within the normal limits of the State Nurse Practice Act, Code of Ethics for Nurses, policies and procedures and facility policy/procedures and standards. 21. Develops and maintains professional relationships with patients, visitors, and medical and correctional personnel. Promotes good working relationships among staff and between other disciplines and departments. 22. Assumes individual accountability for own conduct and maintenance of professional appearance. 23. Maintains the confidentiality of inmate records. 24. Assists in the orientation of new employees. 25. Upon receiving the necessary training and/or instruction, perform other duties as required or assigned. 26. Conforms to Wexford Health Sources, Inc., and facility regulations as appropriateThe duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as required. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS Standard medical setting in a correctional facility, which includes daily interfacing with inmates, correctional staff, and health care personnel. Temperature extremes may be encountered while moving throughout the facility outdoors and indoors in buildings without air conditioning.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 a Registered Nurse 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

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