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Full-time RN or LPN, Correctional Medicine in Chillicothe, Ohio at TeamHealth

Date Posted: 7/12/2020

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Job Description

This position performs a variety of duties under the direction of the Director of Correctional Medicine and the jail physician. They will work as part of a health care team to assess patient needs, plan and modify care and implement interventions. They will perform all clinical orders in a timely and accurate manner, adhering to all regulatory requirements.

- Will perform division specific tasks at the direction of the Director of                 Correctional Medicine and the jail physician.

- Inspect medical office and storage areas to insure they conform to all               security and National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC)           standards and procedures.

- Immediately report any/all security irregularities or problems to the on-duty     Jail Supervisor and all health related problems to the Director of Correctional     Health Care.

- Ensure that all security measures are followed as per client’s policies and         procedures.

- Organize and maintain on-site prescription medications to include monitoring expiration dates and arranging for the proper destruction of unusable medications.

- Conduct medication rounds and health care evaluations as required or             requested.

- Carry out all duties as requested by Supervisors, Administrators, and the Jail Physician.

- Document all prisoner health care encounters.

- Check incoming prisoners for health problems and/or serious injuries as           required or requested.

- Update health care files and departmental paperwork throughout the shift.

- Assist physician during sick call clinics when indicated.

- Oversee the tracking and scheduling of routine health assessments for all         inmates within the first 12 days of incarceration.

- Complete the current and historical health care components of the routine       health assessments in preparation for the “hands-on” portion of the                 assessment that will be completed by a registered nurse or physician.

- Responsible for the cleanliness of the health care office and associated             equipment.

- Contact physicians, institutions, and specific individuals to obtain health           related information necessary to insure the continuity of health care for the       prisoner population.

- May be required to work in a computerized environment.

- Attendance and being on time, ready to work your scheduled hours is an         essential job requirement.

- Must maintain security clearance from the Jail


Job Requirements

- Graduation from an accredited school of Nursing or certified LPN program
- 2-3 years of experience working as an LPN in a medical environment
- Valid registration as an LPN in the State of Ohio
- Possession of current CPR Certification

- Knowledge of the standard operating procedures of the Correctional Health       Care Division.
- Knowledge of all emergency care procedures and ability to render emergency patient care.
- Knowledge of equipment used in the delivery of health care and its care. 
- Ability to accurately follow specific instructions and guidelines.
- Ability to assess potentially dangerous situations and take the appropriate         action to safe guard self, other employees and inmates.
- Skill in the use of radio equipment.
- Knowledge of State Standards for Jails as applicable to this position.
- Ability to make sound and reasonable decisions under stressful conditions.

- Moderate physical effort, including assistance to the disabled patient in             transfers to and from wheelchairs, exam tables, bathroom etc.
- Associated health risks related to patient exposure including body fluids and     needles
- Occasional standing/bending
- Moderate to high stress level

This position may require manual dexterity and/or frequent use of the computer, telephone, 10-key, calculator, office machines (copier, scanner, fax) and/or the ability to perform repetitive motions and/or meet production standards to comply with the essential functions. Also, may require physical and/or mental stamina to work overtime, additional hours beyond a regular schedule and/or more than five days per week.

Cooperative, positive, courteous and professional behavior and conduct is an essential function of every position. All employees must be able to work with others beyond giving and receiving instructions. This includes getting along with co-workers, peers and management without exhibiting behavior extremes. Job functions may require personal leadership skills such as conflict resolution,
negotiating, instructing, persuading, speaking with others as well as  responding appropriately to job performance feedback from the supervisor. Additionally, the information contained in this job description has been designated to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by
employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.