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LPN in Lancaster, OH at TeamHealth

Date Posted: 12/3/2019

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Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION OVERVIEW:

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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• 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


QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE:

• Graduation from an accredited school of Nursing or certified LPN program


2

• 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, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

• 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.

PHYSICAL / ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:

• 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.

 

 

 

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