Licensed Practical Nurse – DOC (Washington, DC)

Unity Health Care | Washington, DC

Job Description

Department: Nursing

Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Nights and Weekend Nights

Hours: 11pm – 7:30am

Job Details

INTRODUCTION

The Licensed Practical Nurse shall provide the Unity Health Care Department of Corrections Health Center nursing care as delineated by UHC.  The LPN is a licensed nurse capable of providing basic patient care.  He/She must be skilled in completing nursing intake and performing routine nursing procedures such as venipuncture, IV insertion, and management of patients.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Assures that nursing documentation, not limited to flow sheets, intake sheets, and VAR, are completed per policy and standards.
  • Performs primary nursing procedures (i.e. venipuncture, UA, finger sticks, assessments, patient intake, daily review/update of medical records and logs).
  • Administers medications per the directive of the provider and documents accordingly.
  • Ensures that medical care and follow-up are planned and documented specially for each patient.
  • Coordinates the quality control checks for the glucometers and any other waive testing.
  • Providers wound care to designated patients when ordered by provider.
  • Works with various departments to assure compliance with federal, state, and local health care regulation.
  • Completes charts audits under the direction of the Nurse Manager.
  • Monitors the use of and orders supplies under the direction of the Nurse Manager.
  • Assures that the exam rooms are standardized and ready for use.
  • Assists the providers as necessary during physical examination.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to articulate Unity’s mission through his/her work.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing (Practical Nursing).
  • At least 2 years of recent acute care experience in medical surgical, emergency care, or urgent care, correctional health.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Licensed or eligibility as LPN in DC.
  • Bilingual:  English/Spanish preferred.
  • Experience working with underserved or homeless populations preferred.
  • Correctional experience preferred, but not required.

EOE

To apply please view listing at Unity Health Care.