Licensed Practical Nurse - Muncy (pa4230-pm)
Nursing | Muncy, PA | Contract
Licensed Practical Nurse
Work Location: Muncy PA
This is practical nursing work in the care and treatment of individuals with a mental or physical injury or illness and/or developmental disability or the care of individuals having difficulty meeting their daily living activities at a Commonwealth facility. Performs all aspects of general nursing care and clinical duties for which licensing and training apply.
Job Duties/Responsibilities/Functions (including but not limited to)
Implements nursing care plans as assigned and directed by the Registered Nurse or Physician by checking vital signs, administering medications, performing treatments, utilizing restorative techniques, and activities of daily living, and reinforces education in order to ensure quality service is provided.
Assesses inmates’ needs by appropriate observations and reports physical and emotional behavior of inmates.
Maintains accurate medical records on inmates.
Maintains record of all controlled substances and narcotics.
Prepares and administers medications ordered by the physician and records the administration of medications and treatments.
Carries out therapeutic treatment prescribed or ordered for the inmate.
Adheres to all infection control procedures.
Completes or assists inmates with daily living activities and hygiene to insure basic physical care needs are met.
Inventories supplies and equipment and maintains adequate stock of all treatment areas.
Assists in preparing medical incident reports on injuries or sudden illnesses of inmates.
Sterilizes supplies and instruments using chemical and steam methods.
Administers visual acuity, tele-binocular examinations, EKG’s. etc.
Responds to emergencies and administer first aid and CPR when appropriate medical conditions are present.
Maintains job skills by attendance at mandatory in-service, out-service and meetings.
All other duties as assigned by the RN Supervisor.
Requires current Pennsylvania License for Practical Nurse or is eligible to sit for the Practical Nurse Licensure Examination.
Proficient computer skills to include, but not limited to, Microsoft Office products.
Ability to enter health data for residents into electronic medical records data base.