REGISTERED NURSE (RN) - 12 hr.
Company: The GEO Group
Posted on: November 22, 2021
Initiates and provides comprehensive nursing care in a correctional
setting while observing and maintaining the requirements of
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Performs a complete physical assessment and medical history as
required on each detainee/inmate entering the correctional system,
if permitted by the client. Medical problems are referred to the
physician for extended evaluation.
Assists physician with sick call by screening patients and minor
surgical procedures. Treats detainees/inmates with problems within
professional capabilities and refers other medical problems to the
Ensures the implementation of physician's orders. Ensures that
prescribed medications are administered as ordered using the
formulary. Applies knowledge of drugs and therapeutics in
Makes observation rounds on patients, and records in progress
notes. Evaluates symptoms, reactions, and progress of patients on
periodic basis, charts, and reports problems to management.
Maintains security while administering medications and is
continually cognizant of the potential hazard of drug hoarding and
trafficking among detainees/inmates. Maintains non-involvement in
the security aspects of care.
Destroys and properly disposes of all needles/syringes.
Prepares regularly scheduled reports and special reports as
Maintains compliance with industry and company policies for
Documents all detainee/inmate contacts. Maintains confidentiality
of medical records.
Coordinates Chronic Disease Clinic scheduling.
Supervises the work flow of the LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse)
staff. Provides input into performance evaluation.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Associates or Bachelor's degree from a NLN (National League of
Nurses) approved program; graduate of an accredited school of
nursing required. Must have a current, unrestricted license to
practice as Registered Nurse in the state the facility is located.
Maintains a current copy of license on file at the facility at all
Two (2) years of direct work experience preferred.
Must possess competence in the performance of the following
services: crisis intervention, medical emergencies, physical
assessment, medical nursing care, and psychiatric nursing care.
Must have the ability to work without direct, immediate supervision
in performing nursing diagnosis, and be able provide appropriate
follow through treatment.
Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically
used by the department.
Equal Opportunity Employer.
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