Status: Full-time position
Location: Otero County
Deadline Date: Until Filled
Date Available: 11/27/12
Job Summary: Reports to the director of nursing. Responsible for providing nursing care and assistance for ill and/or injured persons. All decisions should be reviewed with the nursing director with the exception of routine duties assigned to the nurse (LPN) in compliance with MTC Medical, Otero County, and various customer directives.
Qualifications: Education and Experience Requirements:
Completion of an accredited Licensed Practical Nursing program, current, valid practical nursing license for the state of New Mexico or compact state. Must possess current CPR certification. Valid driverís license in the state of New Mexico or Texas with an acceptable driving record required, unless waived by management.
Duties: Essential Functions
Under direction of health services administrator, supervising nurse and professional service providers and in accordance with approved standing orders, assess condition of and prescribe treatment for inmates reporting to sick call.
Assist with provider line; prepare examining room and equipment.
Operate pill call, administer medication and document as required by applicable policies and procedures. To include push and or wheel pill cart on facility campus.
Control medication, syringes and other medical supplies or equipment as required.
Perform emergency procedures as needed and call physician for treatment orders.
Keep equipment and work area clean and utilize appropriate sanitation methods.
Practice basic cost containment and utilization management for patient care and facility operations.
Maintain absolute security and confidentiality of all medical records; observe applicable HIPAA rules.
Closely monitor all potential catastrophic illnesses.
Comply with all applicable pharmacy laws, especially those covering controlled substances.
Perform work on an on-call basis, as required.
Provide health counseling and health education on an individual or group basis, as required.
Prepare and maintain narrative, statistical, summary and operational records, reports, and logs.
Review and process all reports and documents in a timely manner.
Conduct chart review and review status of inmates with serious health problems for completion of all necessary intervention and treatment.
Attend scheduled staff meetings and promote communications and proper flow of relevant information in the medical unit.
Facilitate, where applicable, NCCHC/ACA/JCAHO accreditation of the medical program by providing the required level of efficiency and approved, appropriate medical services.
Prepare and disseminate safety and accident reports as required by policies and procedures; take appropriate action in cases of serious and unusual incidents and emergencies.
Perform rescue functions at accidents, emergencies and disasters in include administering basic emergency medical aid, physically removing people away from dangerous situations, and securing and evacuating people from confined areas.
Properly chart medical care.
Define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
Assist corporate counsel with responses to inmate lawsuits.
Promote the development of positive social skills through modeling appropriate behaviors and intervening when inappropriate behaviors are observed and provide regular feedback to staff regarding social skills procedures and intervention techniques.
Maintain accountability of staff, inmates and property and adhere to safety practices.
It is expected that the incumbent shall perform other duties as assigned within his/her capabilities as determined by management.
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