Tuesday , April 16 2024

California Department of Corrections Job – Licensed Vocational Nurse

Website California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Job Description:

The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), under clinical direction of a registered nurse or physician provides a basic level of general nursing care to inmates.  The LVN contributes to the provision of quality nursing care through medication management, emergency response, patient education and treatments.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Facilitates appropriate access to care and provides basic and technical nursing care to patients at a correctional facility consistent with the LVN scope of practice and as authorized by physicians, RNs, and other health care providers to include: medication administration; basic wound care and related treatments; prevention and health-risk behavior screening; immunizations; patient education/engagement; interventions for unhealthy lifestyles/habits; and assistance with activities of daily living.
  • Assists in caring for patients in need of end-of-life care, urgent/emergent care, episodic care, and planned care.
  • Performs disease prevention and infection prevention and control for all patients in all settings.
  • Performs point-of-care testing, such as basic visual or auditory acuity tests, finger-stick glucose tests, and tuberculosis skin tests.
  • Obtains and documents clinical data such as vital signs, height, weight, and observations of patient behavior and health status and reports results to the appropriate health care providers.
  • Obtains specimens for diagnostic testing in compliance with Department policies and procedures.
  • Assists the RN, CF and care team with the development and implementation of individualized plans of care and/or Patient Service Plans (PSP).
  • Documents nursing care in the patient health records, updates plans of care or PSPs, and implements physician/provider orders.
  • Serves as a patient advocate.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to perform nursing procedures as regulated by licensure and certification.
  • Ability to observe and document symptoms and behavior.
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Ability to gain the interest, respect, and cooperation of inmates.
  • Ability to work effectively with inmates and the interdisciplinary treatment team.
  • Ability to function effectively in an emergency situation; and practice universal precautions.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Possession of a valid, active license from the State of California to practice as a Licensed Vocational Nurse.

Job Details:

Company: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Fresno, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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