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Registered Nurse

Company: The GEO Group
Location: Altoona
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Job Description:

Summary Initiates and provides comprehensive nursing care in a correctional setting while observing and maintaining the requirements of operational security. Primary Duties and Responsibilities - Performs a complete physical assessment and medical history as required on each inmate entering the correctional system. Medical problems are referred to the physician for extended evaluation. - Assists physician with sick call by screening patients and minor surgical procedures. Treats inmates with problems within professional capabilities and refers other medical problems to the appropriate physician. - Ensures the implementation of physician's orders. Ensures that prescribed medications are administered as ordered using the formulary. Applies knowledge of drugs and therapeutics in dispensing medication. - Makes observation rounds on patients and records in progress notes. Evaluates symptoms, reactions, and progress of patients on periodic basis, charts, and reports problems to management. - Maintains security while dispensing medications and is continually cognizant of the potential hazard of drug hoarding and trafficking among inmates. Maintains non-involvement in the security aspects of care. - Destroys and properly disposes of all needles/syringes. - Prepares regularly scheduled reports and special reports as necessary. - Maintains compliance with industry and company policies for accreditation. - Documents all inmate contacts. Maintains confidentiality of medical records. - Coordinates Chronic Disease Clinic scheduling. - Supervises the work flow of the LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) staff. Provides input into performance evaluation. Minimum Requirements - Associates or Bachelor's degree from a NLN (National League of Nurses) approved program; graduate of an accredited school of nursing required. Must have a current, unrestricted license to practice as Registered Nurse in Pennsylvania. Maintains a current copy of license on file at the facility at all times. - Two (2) years of direct work experience preferred. - Must possess competence in the performance of the following services: crisis intervention, medical emergencies, physical assessment, medical nursing care, and psychiatric nursing care. - Must have the ability to work without direct, immediate supervision in performing nursing diagnosis, and be able provide appropriate follow through treatment. Equal Opportunity Employer. City: Philipsburg State: Pennsylvania

Keywords: The GEO Group, Altoona , Registered Nurse, Healthcare , Altoona, Pennsylvania

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