LPN in Colorado Springs, CO at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 3/8/2018

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Job Description

Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • Works under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) in participating in the implementation and evaluation of the detainees/offenders 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/offenders.
  • Performs a complete physical assessment and medical history as required on each detainee/offender 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/offenders 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/offender contacts. Maintains confidentiality of medical records.
  • Maintains compliance with industry and company policies for accreditation.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned or required.


Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required.
  • Must have a possess and maintain an unrestricted license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the state of Colorado.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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.
  • Experience in the following services: crisis intervention, medical emergencies, physical assessment, medical nursing care, and psychiatric nursing care.
  • Experience to work without direct, immediate supervision in performing nursing diagnosis, and be able provide appropriate follow through treatment.

Required Competencies:

  • Active Listening Monitoring 
  • Service Orientation
  • Reading Comprehension Abilities
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Oral Communication Skills to include speech clarity
  • Problem Sensitivity 
  • Speech Clarity 
  • Written Comprehension

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must successful pass a pre-employment background check, physical and drug screen.
  • Must be willing and able to work shifts.
  • Must be willing and able to work overtime as needed.

Equal Opportunity Employer



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