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Correctional Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse - NEW RATES!!!

Middleton, MA

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Hiring Company

Wellpath

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Position Description

Why Wellpath

Wellpath is the premier provider of localized, high-quality, compassionate care to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. We deliver medical and behavioral healthcare through a family of local and state providers in correctional facilities, inpatient and residential treatment facilities, forensic treatment facilities, civil commitment centers and community care centers. Wellpath employs nearly 15,000 professionals at over 500 facilities in 34 states across America and Australia, and cares for more than 300,000 patients each day.

NOW is your moment to make a difference! Join our Wellpath family and make a difference everyday providing care to society’s most vulnerable and often overlooked individuals. Our team has the distinct honor and responsibility to show up with non-judgmental compassion to provide hope and healing to those who need it most. For those of you whose calling it is to serve others, we get it, it is ours too. This is your moment not only to advance your career, but to join a mission that aligns with your own. We are Wellpath. We are the right people, striving to do the right thing. We will continue to create healthier communities — wherever we go, wherever we grow — one patient at a time.


About this role

NOW is your moment to take the next career step! Correctional healthcare offers many a great way to take their next career step while making a profound difference in the lives of an underserved patient population. At Wellpath we say, you can do well, while you do good. If you’re feeling like you’ve hit your ceiling and you’re wondering where to go to grow, come join our family and take a big step. The view is great from up here.   

Our Correctional Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) is responsible for assisting in the delivery of patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. Under the supervision of the RN(s), directs and guides patient teaching and activities that commensurate with his/her education and demonstrated competencies.

Additional Details

NEW RATES!!!

What you bring to the table

Education:

  • Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing

Experience:

  • One (1) or more years clinic experience preferred

Licenses/Certifications:

  • Current licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) within the state
  • Current CPR certification

What you will do

Our Correctional Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN):

  • Under supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN), assists in the assessment of the physical, psychological and social dimensions of patients in the Health Care Unit and, as necessary, in the housing units.
  • Assists in planning an individual treatment program by using available resources in planning care, and consults with RNs and other staff as appropriate while applying knowledge and resources in planning care and patient teaching.
  • Implements individualized treatment programs as directed by the Health Care Practitioner.
  • Count controlled substances, syringes, needles and sharps at the beginning of each shift with another staff member and sign count logs.
  • Implements clinical and technical aspects of care in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols. Intervenes with proper safety techniques, procedures and standard precautions.
  • Responds to a code or health emergency within standard guidelines.
  • Implements medical plan through administering medications in accordance with Health Care Practitioner's orders and protocols: Administers medications according to proper techniques and procedures including IV therapy (when certified) and all other approved routes of administration. Uses pharmacy knowledge and available resources to include drug reaction and overdose in administration of medications.
  • Implements medical plans through obtaining diagnostic tests in accordance with Health Care Practitioner's orders and protocols: Obtains body fluid specimens and performs EKG's using proper techniques and procedures. Communicates information to ancillary departments using established referral process.
  • Assists the Health Care Practitioner in medical or minor surgical procedures as necessary and/or requested to meet individual needs of patients.
  • Implement nutrition and therapeutic diet plan through proper techniques and procedures as ordered by Health Care Practitioner.
  • Documents nursing encounters using the SOAP form of charting as required by policy and procedure.
  • Communicates information to nursing staff, physician, health care unit supervisory personnel and other staff as necessary.
  • Respects dignity and confidentiality of patients.
  • Attends mandatory staff meetings and training.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance.
  • Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.
  • Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.
  • Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.
  • Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.
  • Post orders, if applicable, per site contract.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

Our investment in you

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance plan options
  • Time off & leave benefits
  • 401K
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Parental benefits
  • Perks and discounts

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