P/T RN in Trenton, NJ at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 10/21/2017

Job Snapshot

Job Description



Summary

This position evaluates and provides comprehensive nursing care in a correctional setting while observing and maintaining both safety and security of the patient.



 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Functions within scope of Registered Nurse licensure at all times.
  • Utilizes therapeutic communication skills and effective interviewing techniques to elicit pertinent information.
  • Performs thorough, systematic and accurate physical assessments.
  • Implements professional nursing services in a thorough and competent manner in accordance with stands, rules, and protocols policies and procedures.
  • Administers medication in a safe and efficient manner consistent with prescribed orders, rules, protocols, policies and procedures as necessary.
  • Responds to medical emergencies with emergency equipment in immediate manner per policies and procedures.
  • Initiates appropriate treatment and/or medications in emergency situations based on assessment and in accordance with standards, protocols, policies and procedures.
  • Utilizes problem oriented medical record system (SOAP format) to document all patient contacts.
  • Responsible for implementation of physician's orders.
  • Performs a complete health history and physical assessment as required. Perform a complete physical assessment and medical history as required on each inmate entering the correctional system. Any medical problems are referred to the physician for evaluation.
  • Formulates nursing care plan on all inmate/patients.
  • Reports significant alterations in patient's status/symptoms/body systems to Clinical Associate/Physician/Charge Nurse immediately.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of care rendered, medications and treatments.
  • Reports significant incidents/unusual occurrences and/or post-exposure events to Director of Nursing/Health Services Administrator/Medical Director immediately.
  • Maintains all logs and keys per policies and procedures.
  • Performs sick calls and conducts infirmary rounds.
  • Maintains accurate counts of narcotics and sharps instruments each shift; when required.
  • Checks emergency equipment and document each shift.
  • Communicates significant information to the on-coming nurses.
  • Participates actively in the orientation process of new nursing staff.
  • Attends monthly meetings.
  • Completes a minimum of twelve (12) hours of continuing education, annually. 
  • Attends and completes forty (40) hours facility annual "On the Job' training.
  • Maintains current CPR certification.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements



Minimum Requirements

  • Current State licensure as a Registered Nurse.
  • Bachelor's Degree in nursing or equivalent.  Master's degree preferred.
  • Basic Life Support certification.
  • Three (3) years of correctional health care experience.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, correctional health care standards and institutional regulations and guidelines in the provision of contract services.
  • Administrative planning and leadership skills.
  • Knowledge or organizational structure, workflow, and institutional operating procedures.
  • Knowledge of accreditation and certification requirements.
  • Knowledge of clinical operations and administration in a correctional facility.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range or constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Knowledge of contracting process and associated federal, state and local laws and regulations.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees to include organizing, prioritizing and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information and prepare reports.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
  • Good visual and auditory acuity for monitoring resident behavior.

Equal Opportunity Employer