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Registered Nurse (RN)

Company: Rolling Plains Correctional Facility
Location: Haskell
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:

_*Registered Nurse*_*Department: *_*Medical*_*Reports to: *_*Health Services Administrator*_*Facility/Company:**Effective Date: *_*2/22/2022*__*Job Summary:*_A registered professional nurse responsible for the delivery of patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. Directs and guides patient teaching, activities, and ancillary personnel while maintaining standards of professional nursing. Defines position duties and responsibilities of nursing personnel to ensure quality of care at the staff level of registered nurses for the facility. Interrelates and works effectively with patients families (as appropriate), medical and nursing staffs, security staff at all levels, administrative staff and supportive staff, i.e., pharmacy, laboratory, etc. Assist all healthcare staff providing nursing care to offenders at the facility, according to Facility Administration Policies and Local, State, and Federal Regulations._*Essential Duties and Responsibilities:*_* Assesses physical, psychological, and social dimensions of patients within the health care unit and, as necessary, in the housing units.* Applies knowledge of available resources in obtaining a health history and in assessment process.* Provides a written assessment of patient on admission, during confinement, and on discharge as requested.* Summarizes assessment data and makes a triage decision which is documented and communicated to other patient care providers.* Plans an individual treatment program.* Utilize available treatment protocols as written by the psychiatrist.* Utilizes referral process to appropriate providers as necessary.* Applies knowledge and utilizes available resources in planning care and patient teaching.* Consults as necessary with nurses, physicians, correctional officers, etc.* Implements individual treatment program in the health care unit and, as necessary, in the housing units.* Implements clinical and technical aspects of care in accordance with established policies and procedures.* Intervenes with proper technique, procedures and safety precautions to meet the individual needs of patients.* Implements mental health plan through the administering of medications in accordance with physicians orders.* Intervenes by administering medications according to proper techniques and procedures, including IV therapy and all other approved routes of administration.* Utilizes pharmacology knowledge and available resources to include drug reaction and overdose in administering medications.* Implements mental health plans through obtaining diagnostic test in accordance with physicians orders.* Intervenes by obtaining the body fluids specimens using proper techniques and procedures.* Implements treatment plans as ordered by the physician or appropriate therapist.* Intervenes with proper techniques / procedures and available resources.* Implements nutrition and therapeutic diet plan as ordered by physician.* Intervenes by using established therapeutic diet plan referral process.* Utilizes knowledge and available resources for nutrition and therapeutic diets as established by facility.* Documents nursing encounters, utilizing the SOAP form of charting as required.* Communicates information to other nursing staff, physicians, medical unit supervisory personnel, correctional officers and department heads.* Respects the dignity and confidentiality of patient._*Professional Expectations and Leadership:*_* Assesses personal learning development needs.* Plans/implements program to meet identified needs through in-service attendance and other formal and informal means.* Demonstrates knowledge and performs nursing policies and procedures.* Supports philosophy, objective and goals of the nursing department.* Accepts staffing assignments and performs other related duties as required or assigned by Director of Nursing.* Performs within the normal limits of state practice act, Code of Ethics for Nurses policies/procedures, facility policies/procedures, and standards.* Promotes quality assurance standards by participating in the quality of care chart audits.* Develops and maintains professional relationships with patient, medical and correctional personnel; and promotes good working relationships among staff and between other disciplines and departments.* Provides leadership to nursing staff.* Supervises and strives for excellence in patient care by challenging and, as necessary, correcting errors of peers to ensure the safety and well-being of the patient.* Identifies existing and potential problems and takes effective action.* Develops and maintains an awareness of needed improvements in patient care, procedures, equipment and supplies, and makes recommendations to supervisors.* As requested, assists in presentation of in-service education.* Assumes individual accountability for own conduct and maintenance of professional appearance.* Participates in nursing activities in corrections, which promote the growth and development of nursing and/or patient care.* Approaches change in a positive manner; motivates staff to work as a team; accepts constructive criticism and learns from it._*Education and Experience:*_* Graduate from an accredited school of nursing;* Currently licensed as a registered professional nurse in the state in which they are practicing;* Current CPR certification;* Good physical and mental health; able to work under pressure; able to relate well to patients, security staff, visitors and co-workers;* Prefer a minimum of two (2) years clinical experience._*Physical Requirements:*_The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to satisfactorily perform these essential functions without causing an undue hardship for the employer.* Continuous sitting.* Continuous periods of walking and standing.* Occasional climbing stairs.* Remaining awake and alert while on duty.* Lifting and carrying.* Frequently working on computers/tablets throughout the shift.* Frequent grasping, reaching, pushing, pulling, bending, twisting.*#CLN*Job Type: Full-timePay: $35.50 per hourBenefits:* 401(k)* Dental insurance* Health insurance* Paid time off* Vision insuranceStandard shift:* Night shiftSupplemental pay types:* Differential payEducation:* High school or equivalent (Preferred)Experience:* clinical: 2 years (Preferred)License/Certification:* Registered Nurse License (Required)* CPR Certification (Preferred)Work Location: In personby Jobble

Keywords: Rolling Plains Correctional Facility, Abilene , Registered Nurse (RN), Healthcare , Haskell, Texas

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