Psych LPN

Los Lunas, New Mexico   |     Regular Full Time    |     Job ID:17977

SUMMARY

Wexford Health

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POSITION:           Psych LPN

SCHEDULE:         Full-Time

FACILITY:             Central New Mexico Correctional Facility

LOCATION:          Los Lunas, NM

$5,000 Sign On Bonus!!!

 

A Job Should be MORE than just a paycheck.

 

Wexford Health Sources, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest correctional health care providers.  Over the past 30 years, our team of dedicated clinical professionals has helped literally millions of justice-involved patients receive life-changing medical and mental health services.

 

The majority of our patients come from marginalized or impoverished backgrounds.  In many cases, our doctors, nurses, and behavioral health professionals represent the patient’s first experience with quality, compassionate health care.

 

We heal and rehabilitate thousands of incarcerated patients every day.

When you join Wexford Health, you do more than just further your career.

You also become part of a team-a family-whose mission is to care for patients that cannot care for themselves.

 

You change lives.

You make a difference.

If you are looking for a position that empowers you to do MORE… then look at Wexford Health.

 

BENEFITS

Wexford Health offers a competitive benefits package including:

  • Performance check-ins with annual merit increase
  • Generous paid-time off program that combines vacation and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Comprehensive health insurance through BlueCross BlueShield
  • Dental and Vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement saving plan
  • Company-paid short-term disability
  • Healthcare and dependent care spending account
  • Continuing education options

POSITION SUMMARY
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible for assisting in the delivery of patient care of inmates with mental health issues through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. Under the clinical guidance of Registered Nurses, directs and guides patient teaching activities commensurate with education and demonstrated competencies. Utilizes established medical record system as applicable throughout the scope of duties and responsibilities.

  • Applies and changes dressings.
  • Provides for emotional and physical comfort and safety of patients.
  • Assists with activities of daily living with special attention to therapeutic significance.
  • Supervises inmates in the maintenance, cleanliness and sanitation of the environment.
  • Under the supervision of Registered Nurse, assists in the assessment of the physical, psychological and social dimensions of patients in the health care unit and, as necessary in the housing units.
  • Assists in planning and implementing individual treatment programs, in the health care unit and housing unit, by utilizing available resources and consulting with registered nurses, physicians and correctional officers.
  • Implements medical and mental health plan through administering medications and intervention in accordance with provider instructions.
  • Documents nursing encounters, patient response, effectiveness, complications etc., and communicate information to supervisory personnel and physicians, in accordance with provider’s orders.
  • Assists in maintaining working and living areas and supplies in good order.
  • Serves as a member of a nursing care and treatment team, and assist physician as assigned.
  • Uses available in-house resource personnel and departments for treatment/consultation.
  • Implements clinical and technical aspects of care in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Takes vital signs (temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure).
  • Upon receiving the necessary training and/or instruction, performs other related duties as required or assigned

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

The following requirements list the minimum to qualify. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.

LICENSURE:  Current, unrestricted New Mexico Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) License

CERTIFICATION: Current CPR Certification
EDUCATION: Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
 

 

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