NaphCare, Inc. Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) - Full Time - Nights in Reno, Nevada
Must be a graduate of an accredited program for practical or vocational nursing and hold and maintain a current, unrestricted nursing license in the state of employment, as well as a valid CPR card, with a minimum of 1 year clinical experience in a healthcare setting, with correctional healthcare experience preferred.
Under the direct supervision of the Health Services Administrator (HSA), Director of Nursing (DON), and Registered Nurse(s) (RN), the LPN/LVN is responsible for providing nursing care within the scope of the State Board of Nursing Practice as directed by the Registered Nurse(s).
- Use knowledge and expertise to ensure that nursing processes and systems are followed appropriately according to policies and procedures, company performance, and accreditation standards.
- Work cohesively with the HSA, DON and RN(s) in the coordination of the healthcare delivery system, as well as other functions within the facility.
- Use all functions and applications of TechCareTM relevant to the position with no supervision, and assist with staff training as requested.
- Communicate effectively with clients, peers, and employees at all levels within the organization. Maintain clear lines of communication throughout issue-resolution processes.
- Demonstrate personal performance based on professional practice standards, relevant statutes, rules and regulations and organizational criteria.
- Take and document all patient history and vital signs, assist with examinations and/or treatments, and report all changes in patients' conditions.
- Administer all medications and document same on the Medication Administration Record (MAR) in TechCareTM.
- Perform venipuncture and I.V. therapy, as approved by immediate supervisor.
- Collect samples, specimens, and cultures as requested by Provider order.
- Assist with daily triage/sick call, minor medical/surgical procedures, and transcribe all therapeutic orders generated by the Provider.
- Initiate and document prescribed protocol treatment in compliance with company policies and procedures.
- Complete at least 12 hours of CEU pertinent to correctional health care annually.
- Assist with evaluating the quality and effectiveness of the clinical services and assist in developing systems to ensure and monitor patient care and safety.
- Demonstrate professionalism by using objectivity, maintaining self-control when under pressure, separating professional from personal issues, displaying emotional maturity, maintaining a high degree of integrity, and promoting a positive work environment by setting an example.
- Participate in all monthly, quarterly, and annual meetings as assigned and required in accordance with contract compliance.
- Notify critical information to the next level of management that may have a negative impact on client and/or vendor relations or patient care.