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LPN

Correctional Facility | Lucasville, OH | Full Time

Job Description

Licensed Practical Nurse- Southern Ohio Correctional Facility

Lucasville, Ohio

2nd Shift Sunday and Monday off- Full Time 

 

JOB DUTIES IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE: (These duties are illustrative only.  Incumbents may perform some or all of these duties or other job-related duties as assigned.)

Administers  nursing ca re  within  scope  of  practice  as  set  forth  in  Division  (F)  of  Section  4723.01  of Ohio  Revised  Code under  direction  of  registered  nurse,  licensed  physician,  dentist,  podiatrist,  optometrist  or  chiropractor    (e.g.,  administers oxygen; applies sterile dressing, inserts catheters; reinserts gastrotomy tubes, suctions, irrigates wounds; gives enemas, douches;  collects  specimens;  performs  dialysis  treatments,  operates  hemodialysis  equipment  & monitors patient during procedure;   assists   physicians   with   physical   exams,   treatments   &/or laboratory   tests;   assists   in   emergencies   by administering  first-aid,  performing  cardio-pulmonary  resuscitation  &/or  restraining  patients;  administers  controlled  drugs such  as  narcotics  & min or  tranquilizers  & no n-controlled  medication  in  oral,  rectal, topical  or  injectable  form  (i.e., intramuscular & subcutaneous injections only) & provides medication instructions to patients).

Maintains  medication  accountability  records  (e.g.,  charts  patient  records,  prepares &   counts  medication,  maintains medication  stock  & medical  equipment  & supplies);  observes,  documents  & re ports  patient  conditions  (e.g.,  medication reactions,  treatment  responses,  patient  behavior  &  progress)  &  prepares  &/or maintains  related  reports  &  records  (e.g., unusual incident reports, patient records, medication reports, seclusion/restraint logs, patient kardex, team plan).

Provides  general  nursing,  direct  care &/or  programming  assistance  (e.g., takes  patient vital  signs;  assists  with  personal grooming & hygiene, bathing or daily living activities;  administers topical ointments & solutions, eye, ear &/ or nose drops; repositions patients; responds to patient alarms; makes medical appointments for patients; escorts patients & assists with recreational activities; provides one to one group activities according to intervention stated on treatment plan).

Provides  assistance  (i.e.,  provides  work  direction,  orientation  & t raining)  to lower-level  direct  care  staff  (e.g.,  hospital aides,  orderlies,  psychiatric  attendants)  in providing  general  unskilled  nursing  care  (e.g.,  dressing, bathing,  feeding)  to patients & attends & participates in various meetings (e.g., staff conferences, committees, interdisciplinary team meetings, in-service training programs, nursing meetings) as assigned.

Orders medication & medical supplies; cleans nurses station & medication room/medication cart (e.g., cleans, sterilizes & restocks cart; defrosts & cleans medication refrigerator) & performs clerical tasks (e.g., answers phone, files).

MAJOR WORKER CHARACTERISTICS:

Knowledge  of  skilled  licensed  practical  nursing  procedures;  pharmacology;  client/patient  care;  first-aid; CPR;   general hospital  practices  & procedures;  agency,  institutional,  hospital or clinic  practices  &  procedures*;  HIPAA  regulations  & standards; human relations; inventory control; employee training & development*.  Skill in use of medical equipment (e.g., respirator,  dialysis  machine,  sterilizer,  oxygen equipment,  blood  pressure  cuff);  hypodermics;  operation  of person al computer.  Ability to understand practical field of  study; deal with some abstract but mostly concrete variables; recognize unusual or threatening conditions & take appropriate emergency action; develop good rapport with patients &/or residents; understand manuals & verbal instructions associated with practical nursing; demonstrate dexterity to administer injections & perform medical treatments & strength to move, reposition or restrain patients.

(*)Developed after employment.

MINIMUM CLASS QUALIFICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT:

License to practice nursing as a li censed practical nurse issued by Ohio Board of Nursing pursuant to Section 4723 Ohio Revised Code & proof of completion of an approved course in medication administration.

Note:  Licensed Practical Nurses who administer dialysis treatment must possess Certification in IV Therapy pursuant to Section 4723.17 Ohio Revised Code.

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT REQUIRED TO REMAIN IN THE CLASSIFICATION AFTER EMPLOYMENT:

Biennial renewal of licensure as practical nurse. Obtain & maintain certification in CPR.

UNUSUAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

Work  nights  &  weekends  with  rotating  days  off; may be required to work mandatory  overtime; exposed to bodily fluids; exposed  to unpredictable  patient  behavior,  illness  &/or infectious  diseases;  may  require travel to community  site under contract with Department of Mental Health & Department of Developmental Disabilities.

We support a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer who does not discriminate against employees and applicants for employment on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other classification protected by law.