Licensed Practical Nurse at Tazewell

Tazewell, Virginia   |     Regular Part Time    |     Job ID:15877

SUMMARY

WEXFORD - SWVRJA

Position: Licensed Practical Nurse

Facility: SWVRJA – Tazewell Facility

Location: 115 Court Street, Tazewell VA 24651

Shift Available: Part-Time (1 day/12 weekly hours)

SCHEDULE: 12 hr. DAYS  every Friday 5:00PM-5:30AM OR Mondays 5:00AM-5:30PM

POSITION SUMMARY

A Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for assisting in the delivery of patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.  Under the supervision of Registered Nurses, directs and guides patient teaching activities commensurate with education and demonstrated competencies.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

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.

  1. Assists in planning and individual treatment programs by utilizing available resources in planning care and consults with registered nurses, physicians and correctional officers.
  2. Assists in implementing individual treatment programs in the Health Care Unit and, as necessary, in the housing unit.
  3. Implements clinical and technical aspects of care in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  4. Implements medical plan through administering medications and intervention in accordance with physician instructions.
  5. Documents nursing encounters, patient response, effectiveness, complications, etc., and communicates information to supervisory personnel and physicians, in accordance with physicians orders.
  6. Uses available in-house resource personnel and departments for treatment/consultation.
  7. Respects dignity and confidentiality of patient.
  8. Takes vital signs (temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure).
  9. Applies and changes dressings.
  10. Provides for emotional and physical comfort and safety of patients.
  11. Assists with activities of daily living with special attention to therapeutic significance.
  12. Assists in maintaining working and living areas and supplies in good order.
  13. Serves as a member of a nursing care and treatment team.
  14. Assists with orientation of new employees.
  15. Assists physician as assigned.
  16. Supervises inmates in the maintenance, cleanliness and sanitation of the environment.
  17. Other duties as required and/or assigned.

The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as required.

Job Requirements:

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

TRAVEL: Minimal travel required.

LICENSING: Current Virginia Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) License

CERTIFICATION: Current CPR certification

EDUCATION: Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: One (1) year clinical experience

EOE/M/F/D/V

15877

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