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LPN position at Danville Correctional Center


  • Wexford Health Sources
  • 02/07/20
  • Danville, IL
  • 61834
  • 24.15 / Hourly
  • Full-Time
POSITION: Licensed Practical Nurse
SCHEDULE: 3p-11p with rotating days off and EOW
FACILITY: Danville Correctional Center
LOCATION: Danville, IL

Wexford Health Sources, one of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies, provides clients with experienced management and technologically advanced services, combined with programs that control costs while ensuring quality. For nearly two decades, Wexford Health has consistently delivered proven staffing expertise and a full range of medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, utilization management, provider contracting, claims processing, and quality management services.
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.

Wexford Health has an exceptional opportunity for a Licensed Practical Nurse to join our team of healthcare professionals at Danville Correctional Center in Danville, IL. The shift we have open is 3p-11p with rotating days off and every other weekend.

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

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

The Licensed Practical Nurse shall provide a range of services to the center including assessment, medication delivery, non-professional nursing care duties and assisting Registered Nurses and medical personnel. Under the supervision of a Physician or Registered Nurse, performs non-professional nursing care duties in the assessment of the physical, psychological and social dimensions of patients in the Health Care Unit and, as necessary in the housing units.

1. Provide a range of services in the Health Care Unit and housing units including assessment, medication delivery, non-professional nursing care duties and assisting Registered Nurses and medical personnel in the assessment of the physical, psychological and social dimensions of patients
2. Documents nursing encounters, patient response, effectiveness, complications, etc., and communicates information to supervisory personnel and physicians, in accordance with physician orders. Observes, records and reports symptoms, reactions, and changes in the condition of all patients.
3. Takes vital signs (temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure).
4. Applies and changes dressings.
5. Assists with activities of daily living with special attention to therapeutic significance.
6. Assists with orientation of new employees
7. Administers medications and injections
8. Upon receiving the necessary training and/or instruction, perform other duties as required or assigned.

The 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.
Minimum Requirements:

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 an LPN 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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