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LPN-CCJ

One year LPN experience in general medicine. Previous jail or prison experience preferred.
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS
Age legend not applicable. This position has responsibility for the assessment, treatment, or care of patients. The ability to communicate and interact with adult patients is required.
Essential Job Functions:
Under the general guidance, may be responsible for, but not limited to:
Will be responsible for providing inmate health care based on needs assessment,
Identify treatment(s) and perform treatment as deemed necessary in a timely manner.
When medical needs dictate, determines need for physician or other medical treatment(s), i.e. hospitalization.
Responsible for the medication and inmate records, to include:
Proper implementation of physician's orders or prescriptions.
Assist in maintaining both an accurate inventory of medication(s) to ensure ample quantities for inmates, and control process in order to purchase additional medical supplies and prescriptions in a timely manner.
Order required medication and perform the dispensing of medications to inmates.
Record and maintain new and revised medications, and record clear, concise and accurate information pertaining to all treatments performed.
Perform other duties as assigned or required.
Skills ?Knowledge Requirements:
Desire experience in general medicine.
Must have experience with personal computers, good key boarding experience and good writing and spelling skills.
Must be currently BLS certified and able to assess a large variety of medical situations.
Must have the ability to remain calm, think clearly and act rapidly in an emergency situation, must be able to bend, stoop, twist and turn, climb up and down stairs, and occasionally lift up to 50 pounds.
A working knowledge of jail policy and procedures is a plus
Must be willing to maintain flexible schedule to accommodate additional work time necessary
Must be highly motivated and a self-starter
Must possess strong people skills, be cooperative, and exercise professional deportment in areas of public relations.
Must have a high level of integrity and honesty, and sustains and u-holds the law.
Must be able to stay focused on the task while stationed in a busy environment.
Must be punctual and reliable.
Must be a team player who enjoys interfacing with people and is non-judgmental of others.
Must have a positive attitude and willing to accept new responsibilities as required.
Physical Requirements:
The position requires a considerable amount of physical work not to exceed fifty (50) pounds. Any work load exceeding fifty (50) pounds will require assistance. The individual will be required to pull up or reposition patients, lift supplies, place equipment on supports. The individual must be able to bend over to perform certain duties such as: check chest tube drainage; check urine output, etc. Interpretation of environmental input requires visual and auditory skills. In the event there is a need to evacuate the building, heavy lifting will be required.
Personal Protective Equipment:
This position requires high exposure to blood/bloodborne pathogens and requires the use of personal protective equipment to include gloves, masks, gown, goggles and ventilation devices. All protective equipment will be used specific to the task or procedure performed.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS
Licensure-Certifications
Current Alabama LPN license in good standing
Current BLS
EDUCATION
High School Graduate or equivalent.
Graduate from a nursing program
EXPERIENCE
One year LPN experience in general medicine. Previous jail or prison experience preferred.

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