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Licensed Practical Nurse - Saginaw County Jail

Company: VitalCore Health Strategies
Location: Saginaw
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Job Description:

Licensed Practical Nurse - Saginaw County Jail
208 S Harrison St, Saginaw, MI 48602, USA Req #400
Monday, March 23, 2020
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) delivers quality care that is consistent within the scope of practice as outlined by the local state nurse practice act for Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses. He/ She is responsible for tasks, activities and functions as delegated and may make assignment of duties to others as defined in their state of practice act. An LPN ensures that tasks, activities and functions assigned to others can safely be performed by the person receiving the assignment based on their educational preparation. He/She provides monitoring of tasks, activities and functions that are assigned to others to ensure proper understanding and completion.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Implements nursing care within the LPN's scope of practice. (Includes compliance with all laws as applicable in the practice setting).

Focuses on the "critical think" processes as the basis for all decision making.

Utilizes a systematic approach to meet the health needs of each individual patient.

Administer medications to patients and monitor patients for reactions or side effects

Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records.

Record patients' medical information and vital signs

Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patients' condition

Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity

Evaluates patient's response to therapeutic interventions and communicates with other members of the health care team to address potential changes to the overall care plan for the patient.

Prepare rooms, sterile instruments, equipment, or supplies and ensure that stock supplies are maintained.

Prepare patients for and assist with examinations or treatments.

Other nursing duties as assigned.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS, REGISTRATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Graduate from a Licensed Practical Nursing program.

Currently licensed as a Practical Nurse in the state of employment.

Possesses an active CPR certification.

Remains knowledgeable about specific state laws and regulations governing practice.

Satisfactory completion of initial and annual clinical competencies to demonstrate aptitude as assigned by role.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Must be fluent in English language, including reading, writing, speaking, and understanding.
Must be a supportive team member, who contributes to and demonstrates team work and team concept.
Able to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
Able to deal tactfully with personnel, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.
Possess leadership and supervisory ability and be able to work harmoniously with and supervise other personnel.
Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace

PHYSICAL REQUIRMENTS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Continuously conducts complex interpersonal interactions, makes moderately complex decisions, analyzes and solves complex problems, and handles multiple tasks. Frequently uses teamwork skills, discretion, and occasionally mentors/trains new employees.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, walk, climb stairs; use hands to finger, handle feel; and must regularly lift in excess of 50 lbs. The vision requirements include: close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus; and must be able to talk or hear.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly

Keywords: VitalCore Health Strategies, Saginaw , Licensed Practical Nurse - Saginaw County Jail, Healthcare , Saginaw, Michigan

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