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State of Massachusetts Licensed Practical Nurse - Per Diem in Bourne, Massachusetts

Position Summary: The Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for providing professional nursing care and preliminary health assessments for inmates and detainees within the Barnstable County Correctional Facility following established standards and practices and in accordance with security procedures of the facility. The Licensed Practical Nurse will also function as an information resource to staff on health issues. Supervision Received: Receivesdirect supervision from theSheriff, Special Sheriff, Superintendent, Director of Health Services, and supervising Psychiatrist, and Registered Nurse overseeing plans of carein performing duties in accordance with all best practices and established guidelines.* * Duties and Responsibilities: Distributes medications in accordance with medical providers’ orders and nursing standards. Provides nursing treatments in accordance with medical providers’ orders and nursing standards. Completes nursing documentation as required by facility and nursing standards. Routinely performs Nursing Sick Call- triaging inmate requests for medical attention. Performs nursing assessments and provides treatment and/or referrals to medical provider in accordance with Facility- established and MD approved Nursing protocols. Assists and collaborates with the medical provider regarding sick call and all aspects of patient care. Communicates with the Director of Health Services and Shift Commanders to ensure medical conditions are treated and considered in facility processes. Coordinates inmate appointments with medical assistant and consulting medical providers. Provides emergency medical care within the scope of nursing practice to inmates and staff when needed. Maintains the confidentiality and accuracy of all inmate residents’ medical records, including but not limited to daily sick call, refusal of treatment, medication dispensed, physical examination, etc. Assists in ordering and receiving medications from the pharmacy and assists in communicating the need for stock items to the Director of Health Services. Coordinates all special medical diets with the medical provider and the food service staff. Develops, implements, evaluates, and modifies plans of nursing care for all inmates under the supervision of the Registered Nurse overseeing the inmate’s plan of care. Delivers instruction on general health and wellness topics to inmates in individual and/or group settings. /Please note this job description is not designated to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee in this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. / Job Competencies: Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Working knowledge of office practices. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Advanced knowledge of medical terminology and best practices. General knowledge of medical records best practices. Organized with attention to detail. Ability to maintain good attendance. Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to prioritize and problem solve in a high-pressure environment. Ability to exercise discretion and good judgement and to handle confidential information. Ability to maintain all certifications as necessary. Ability to attend necessary trainings as required. Qualifications: Licensure by the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Nursing is required. CPR certification is required. A minimum or two (2) years of experience as an LPN is required. A minimum of one (1) years of experience working in a correctional facility and/or substance abuse or detox nursing is preferred but not required. Ability to work a weekend and holiday rotation is required. Physical Requirements: This position requires intermittent physical activity, including standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, and crouching as well as lifting and supporting inmates. Ability to lift and carry medical equipment. Work Environment: This position does require working within the Barnstable County Correctional Facility. This position does require working with individuals currently incarcerated at the Barnstable County Corrections Facility. *Job: Public Safety *Organization: Sheriff's Dept Barnstable *Title: *Licensed Practical Nurse - Per Diem Location: Massachusetts-Bourne - 6000 Sheriff%27s Place Requisition ID: 23000AIM