GEO Corrections & Detentions A GEO Company REGISTERED NURSE (RN) - 12 HR. in Baldwin, Michigan
Facility: NORTH LAKE CORRECTIONAL FACILITY Compensation Base: $36.98 Compensation Bonus (if applicable): Equal Opportunity Employer. SummaryInitiates 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 detainee/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 detainees/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 detainees/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 detainee/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. * Performs other duties as assigned. Minimum Requirements* Associate's 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 the state the facility is located. 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.