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Registered Nurse - Pinal County Detention Center

Company: Wexford Health Sources
Location: Fort Pierce
Posted on: August 24, 2019

Job Description:

Wexford Health Sources, one of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies, provides clients with experienced management and technologically advanced services, combined with programs that control costs while ensuring quality. For nearly two decades, Wexford Health has consistently delivered proven staffing expertise and a full range of medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, utilization management, provider contracting, claims processing, and quality management services. At Wexford Health our philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury for anyone. We simply care for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue. Wexford Health has an exceptional opportunity for a Registered Nurse to join our team of healthcare professionals at Pinal County Detention Center in Florence, AZ. Current Shift: 7:00PM-7:00AM, Every other Weekend, Plus $3.50 Shift Differential and $2,500 Sign on Bonus ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES Assess plans and deliver nursing care to inmates; and implement clinical and technical aspects of care in accordance with established policies and procedures Check and change dressings as required or as ordered. Administer medications including IV therapy and IM injections and all other approved routes of administration per the order of the physicians/mid-level providers. Plan individual treatment programs as required and implement treatment plans as ordered by the physician. Intervene with proper techniques, procedures and safety precautions utilizing aseptic technique and infection control to meet individual needs of patients. Implement medical plan through administering medications in accordance with physician's orders. Intervene by obtaining body fluid specimens and performing EKG's using proper techniques and procedures. Utilizes available treatment protocols as written by the Medical Director. Assist in minor medical or surgical procedures. Enter housing units to pass medications or other medical items and to conduct medical screening when necessary. Assist in screening of emergencies for necessity and priority for referral to physician or mid-level providers and conduct daily sick call screening. Coordinate multiple medical services for diagnostic and treatment as directed by the Medical Director, Physician, Physician Assistant, or Nurse Practitioner. Provide a written assessment of patient on admission, during confinement and on discharge as requested. Summarize assessment data and make a triage decision which is documented and communicated to other patient care providers. Apply knowledge of illnesses, injuries and diseases using available resources in obtaining a health history and in the assessment process. Communicate information to other nursing staff, Health Care Unit physicians, physician assistants, Health Care Unit supervisory personnel and department correctional officers and departments. Consult with other nurses, physician assistants, physicians, and correctional officers, as necessary. Communicate information to ancillary departments using established referral process. Provide leadership to LPNs and other nursing paraprofessional staff in patient care. As requested, assist in the presentation of in-service education. Maintain the Problem Oriented Medical Record; and document nursing encounters utilizing the Problem Oriented Medical Record format of charting as required by the facility. Promote quality assurance standards by participating in the quality of chart audits. Develop and maintain professional relationships with patients, visitors, and medical and correctional personnel. Promote good working relationships among staff and between other disciplines and departments Notify supervisor and complete written reports for any medical or security incidents. ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Present/participate in in-service education sessions. Maintain working knowledge of pharmacology including drug reaction/overdose. Maintain working knowledge of therapeutic diets and nutrition and implement as per orders. Maintain working knowledge of social and behavioral sciences, particularly as applied to the correctional setting. Recommend improved procedures, equipment and supplies to the supervisor. Plan and implement programs to meet identified needs through in-service attendance and other formal and informal means. Apply knowledge and utilize available resources in planning care and patient teaching. Supervise and strive for excellence in patient care by challenging and, as necessary, correcting errors of peers to ensure the safety and well-being of the patient. Performs within the normal limits of the State Nurse Practice Act, Code of Ethics for Nurses and Wexford Health and facility policies, procedures and standards. Comply with correctional facility's policies and procedures. Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as required. Employment Type: Full Time Bonus/Commission: Yes

Keywords: Wexford Health Sources, Palm Bay , Registered Nurse - Pinal County Detention Center, Healthcare , Fort Pierce, Florida

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