RN in Eagle Pass, TX at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 8/10/2018

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Job Description

Facility: EAGLE PASS DETENTION CENTER

Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer.



Summary

Initiates 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 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.
  • 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.

 

Job Requirements



Minimum Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree in the behavioral sciences or related field supplemented by courses in business administration and a minimum of ten (10) years of work experience in a correctional/detention facility at the minimum level of associate facility administrator/warden or an equivalent combination of education and work experience required.
  • Exceptions may be made concerning supervisory experience if the candidate clearly demonstrates the ability to supervise the proper administration of a correctional/detention facility of a substantial number of inmates.
  • Must possess a working knowledge of program objectives, policies, correctional laws, applicable court orders, procedures and requirements for managing a secure correctional facility as demonstrated by having a combination of relevant work, education and research experience.
  • Must have strong leadership ability, sound judgment, and effective administrative ability. Possesses a thorough knowledge and understanding of the objectives and principles of career development and advancement programs. Clearly demonstrates the ability to guide, direct and coordinate the efforts of others.

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