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Licensed Practical Nurse


  • LifeHealth
  • 07/21/22
  • Ayer, MA
  • 01432
  • 20 / Hourly
  • Full-Time
LifeHealth, LLC, a federal government contractor, is seeking full time, part time and PRN Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) to provide services at the Federal Medical Center (FMC) located in Ayer, MA.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

The services will be provided to inmates in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The LPN must have the ability to work with an inmate population from a variety of cultural, regional, racial, and ethnic backgrounds. The LPN will coordinate activities and work closely with the Clinical Director, Medical Officer, and Mid-Level Practitioners of the institution in the treatment of inmate patients. The LPN shall be responsible for, but not limited to the following:

Assisting the physician or mid-level provider with procedures.
Provision of ambulatory nursing care, evaluations, and treatments.
Administration of medications to include pill/insulin line as directed by the physician.
Triage screening of inmates
Performing veni-punctures on occasion
Assisting BOP staff with care of inpatient mental health inmates
Clerical duties, to include providing a documented report upon completion of the session through written and/or electronic documentation in the inmates medical records.
Provide direct patient care services in accordance with legal, ethical, and institutional standards through the evaluation of patients and therapeutic treatment as ordered by Health Services clinical staff.
Establish diagnostic impressions and requests appropriate diagnostic tests (e.g. laboratory, x-ray, visual acuity and electrocardiogram) and ability to interpret results.
Document all clinical encounters using Bureau of Prisons Electronic Medical Record.
Review all ordered tests and procedures within 24 hours of receiving results or the next business day.
Administer medication as prescribed i.e., by mouth, intradermally, subcutaneously, or intramuscularly.
Secure a health and developmental history from the patient, records findings, and makes critical evaluations. Provide current entries for maintenance of medical records.
Provide a wide range of emergency services including primary care for trauma and lifesaving procedures.
Serve as the primary provider for routine requests for evaluation of new complaints, for routine recurring visits for chronic illness, and emergencies when clinically indicated.
Manages the daily operation of the clinic and conducts daily sick call.
Possess knowledge of treatment of chronic health problems, i.e. hypertension, diabetes, and asthma.
Maintain patient privacy and confidentiality.
Initiate emergency care as needed according to community standards.
Adhere to infection control policies and procedures.
Ability to provide basic first aid, prevention care, and guidance in treating a variety of common illnesses/injuries.
Ability and skill to operate EKG and laboratory equipment.
Knowledge of mental health disorders and has the ability to screen for gross mood changes.
Perform duties as required, but accept only those assignments that are commensurate with his/her educational preparation, training, experience, and licensure laws.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

The LPN shall possess the necessary skills, abilities, and credentials to perform professional services of a licensed professional nurse.

Required Qualifications:

Possess and maintain a valid and current unrestricted licensure as a Licensed Professional Nurse in the United States.
Minimum of 1 year recent experience in acute care, ambulatory care, or psychiatric care facility as a licensed professional nurse. Experience in corrections preferred, but not required.
Certified in Health Care Provider/Basic Life Support in accordance with the American Heart Association.
Must have experience with medical equipment.
Documentation of medication administration competency.
Whats in it for you:

Competitive starting salary with shift differentials.
Comprehensive and flexible benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401K, paid vacation, paid sick leave, paid holidays, life and AD&D insurance, short & long-term disability leave
LifeHealth is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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