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Wexford Health Sources, Inc. Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Belleville, Illinois

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: Position: Licensed Practical NurseFacility: St. Clair County JailLocation: Belleville, ILShifts Available: Full-time, 40 weekly hours; day shift - 2:00pm - 10:30pm OR 10:00pm-6:30am; Every Other WeekendWe're proud to offer a competitive benefits package including:Annual review with performance increaseGenerous paid-time off program that combines vacation and sick leavePaid holidaysComprehensive health insurance through Blue Cross Blue ShieldDental and Vision insurance401(k) retirement saving plansCompany-paid short-term disabilityHealthcare and dependent care spending accountPOSITION SUMMARYA Licensed Practical nurse licensed in the state of assignment responsible for assisting in the delivery of patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. Under the supervision of Registered Nurses, directs and guides patient teaching activities commensurate with education and demonstrated competencies.DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIESUnder the supervision of Registered Nurse, assists in the assessment of the physical, psychological and social dimensions of patients in the Health Care Unit and, as necessary in the Housing Units.Assists in planning and individual treatment programs by utilizing available resources in planning care and consults with registered nurses, physicians and correctional officers.Assists in implementing individual treatment programs in the Health Care Unit and, as necessary, in the housing unit.Implements clinical and technical aspects of care in accordance with established policies and procedures.Implements medical plan through administering medications and intervention in accordance with physician instructions.Documents nursing encounters, patient response, effectiveness, complications, etc., and communicates information to supervisory personnel and physicians, in accordance with physicians orders.Uses available in-house resource personnel and departments for treatment/consultation.Respects dignity and confidentiality of patient.Takes vital signs (temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure).Applies and changes dressings.Provides for emotional and physical comfort and safety of patients.Assists with activities of daily living with special attention to therapeutic significance.Assists in maintaining working and living areas and supplies in good order.Serves as a member of a nursing care and treatment team.Assists with orientation of new employees.Assists physician as assigned.Supervises inmates in the maintenance, cleanliness and sanitation of the environment.Other duties as required and/or assigned.