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LPN in Folkston, GA at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 5/21/2020

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    Folkston, GA
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Job Description


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Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • Works under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) in participating in the implementation and evaluation of the detainees/inmates health care needs Provides comprehensive nursing care while observing and maintaining the requirements of security

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under an RN’s direction, develops nursing care plans on detainees/inmates
  • 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 performing 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
  • Documents all detainee/inmate contacts Maintains confidentiality of medical records
  • Maintains compliance with industry and company policies for accreditation
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required. Must have a current, unrestricted license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 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.


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