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Licensed Practical Nurse - PRN

Company: Armor Health
Location: Athens
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Job Description:

Description:At Armor Health we are raising the standard of care to impact the lives of those we serve by partnering with exceptional correctional organizations to improve health care outcomes. We provide support for patients and foster the wellness and wellbeing of the lives entrusted by our care. Armor is laser-focused on providing the best in class interventions to ensure optimal outcomes. Through our core values, embrace change, take ownership, attention to detail, sense of urgency, results oriented and collaborative environment we are a dynamic team that is setting the bar and revolutionizing correctional healthcare.Great outcomes start with great people and Armor has an exciting opportunity for a Licensed Practical Nurse to collaborate with leadership and support the clinical outcomes of the patients we serve.Job Summary:Provide holistic nursing care to patients in a correctional setting. Use and teach others to use an electronic medical record. Monitor Pharmacy.Essential Functions:

  • Assists health care providers, registered nurses and allied health professionals with examinations, treatments, special tests and routine procedures.
  • Obtains patient health history, laboratory specimens, vital signs and administers TB skin tests.
  • Conducts lab tests and ensures the results are delivered to correct physician or registered nurse.
  • Ensures patient is receiving proper care for injury or condition.
  • Reviews patient chart; records and reports observed symptoms, reactions, treatments, and changes in patient's conditions.
  • Schedules and coordinates paperwork for patient transfers to medical facilities or outside health care providers; administers medications; implement healthcare practitioners' orders and documents all patient contacts using the POMR format.
  • Practices safety, environmental and infection control methods.
  • Respond to requests from Security Staff as well as Armor Staff in accordance with Armor and Facility Guidelines. This includes following the rules and regulations for employee conduct/behavior and chain of command set forth by the command staff at all times while working within the detention/correctional facility.
  • Prepares call out for providers. Assists with scheduling for providers within the timeframe outlined in Policies and procedures.
  • Electronic medical record "Super User," communicates with CorrecTek regarding emr program and issues, develops action plan and monitors progress toward resolution. Identifies problems with system use and alerts users regarding errors. Assist and train staff in use of EMR.
  • Oversees pharmacy including ordering stock, maintaining inventory, monitoring counts, and scanning medications coming in and going out.
  • Maintains an accurate weekly count of dental and medical tools.
  • Respond to requests from Security Staff as well as Armor Staff in accordance with Armor and Facility Guidelines. This includes following the rules and regulations for employee conduct/behavior and chain of command set forth by the command staff at all times while working within the detention/correctional facility.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.. Requirements:Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Required:
    • Knowledge of patient care charts and patient histories.
    • Knowledge of clinical operations and documentation.
    • Skill in performing clinical nursing procedures.
    • Knowledge of patient evaluation procedures.
    • Ability to maintain quality, safety and infection control standards.
    • Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements.
    • Knowledge of appropriate procedures and standards for the administration of medications and patient care aids.
    • Ability to prepare and process laboratory samples using established protocols.
    • Ability to observe, assesses, and record symptoms, reactions and progress.
    • Requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds. Physical work is primary part (more than 70%) of job.
    • Ability to sort, check, count, and verify numbers.
    • Skilled in use of computer and able to instruct others in use of computer.Education and Experience Requirements:
      • Current state license as a Practical or Vocational Nurse
      • Current CPR certificate
      • Proficient with electronic medical record and ability to teach the same.
      • Other relevant professional experiences or educational backgrounds will be considered as deemed appropriate. However, when licensure is required by local, state, federal, or contractual guidelines, we will not alter our position on those requirements.Working Conditions and Physical Effort:
        • Work is typically performed in a clinical setting
        • Considerable physical activity.
        • Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.We offer career development opportunities for those who show up, work hard and exhibit our core values. We also offer competitive salaries and an excellent benefit package that includes paid time off, 401(k) retirement plan, great medical and dental choices and many other options to meet your own and/or your family's needs.If you want to join an exciting, dynamic and growing organization that is making a positive impact on the lives we serve, we look forward to considering you for this opportunity and to be part of our team!

Keywords: Armor Health, Athens , Licensed Practical Nurse - PRN, Healthcare , Athens, Georgia

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