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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Correctional Care (Nights - 0.6 FTE)

Company: Denver Health
Location: Denver
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

We are recruiting for a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Correctional Care (Nights - 0.6 FTE) to join our team!We are here for life's journey.Where is your life journey taking you?Being the heartbeat of Denver means our heart reflects something bigger than ourselves, something that connects us all:Humanity in action, Triumph in hardship, Transformation in health.DepartmentDenver SheriffsJob SummaryNight Shift: 6:30pm - 6:00amUnder close supervision of an RN, or Care Provider provides direct patient care in accordance with established protocols. Assists RNs and Care Providers with procedures, medication administration, phlebotomy, and limited laboratory procedures. Assesses patient's physical and psychological condition on an ongoing basis throughout the continuum of care. Documents patient's medical status throughout the patient's course of treatment.The Correctional Care nursing staff provides clinical care at either Downtown Detention Center or the Denver County Jail. These environments of care have a higher level of clinical acuity and environmental hazard than inpatient and ambulatory nursing settings based on the nature of the facility. The detention centers employ a high level of security, which impacts daily working conditions, including both personal and institutional safety and clinical operations. Environmental awareness, critical thinking, and decisive, decision-making skills are required in the correctional care setting.Essential Functions:

  • Under the direction of the RN, implements care based on prioritized patient needs. Implements nursing interventions based on plan of care, priority of patient's needs and desired outcome, guidelines/standards of care, and agency policies and procedures (10%)
  • In coordination with the RN, implements care based on prioritized patient needs (10%)
  • Maintain a broad and comprehensive nursing scope of practice that includes infant, pediatric, and Adult clinical care (10%)
  • Maintain a broad and comprehensive nursing scope of practice that includes preventive care, emergent care/crisis response, triage skills, general acute care skills, and behavioral health skills (10%)
  • Maintain a broad and comprehensive nursing scope of practice that includes preventive care, emergent care/crisis response, triage skills, general acute care skills, and behavioral health skills (10%)
  • Obtains vital signs and differentiates normal from abnormal findings. Reports abnormal values or conditions to the RN or provider. (EX. Abnormal VS, bleeding, safety concerns, family issues.) (10%)
  • Provides safe delivery of medications (5%)
  • Provides for safe collection and processing of laboratory specimens, blood samples, IV access as ordered by the care provider. (5%)
  • Performs specialized tasks as directed by the RN or care provider, i.e., EKGs, Foley Insertion, Spirometry, Peak flow etc. (5%)
  • Document Daily Goals/ Plan of Care making sure information is properly transcribed and complete. (5%)
  • Adheres to the hospital's principles and practices of Informing Clinical Practice, Interconnecting Stakeholders, Improving Population Health, and Personalizing Care. (5%)
  • Collects clinical data to contribute to the Plan of Care in conjunction with the RN. (5%)
  • Performs chart audits to promote quality improvement. (5%)
  • Reports response of patient/family or changing condition to the RN and helps to appropriately update the plan of care. (5%)Education:
    • High School Diploma or GED Completion of a nursing education program that satisfies the licensing requirements of the Colorado State Board of Nursing for Licensed Practical Nurse RequiredWork Experience:
      • less than 1 year Correctional Care experience preferredRequiredLicenses:
        • BLS-Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) - AHA - American Heart Association Required and
        • LPN-Licensed Practical Nurse - LPC State Licensing Board RequiredKnowledge, Skills and Abilities:
          • Interpersonal communication skills to communicate with hospital staff and diverse patient population.
          • Ability to assist patient with personal hygiene.
          • Ability to transport patients, specimens and supplies to and from various areas as necessary.
          • Knowledge of IV introduction and ability to monitor IVs on assigned patients.
          • Basic typing skills required.
          • Knowledge of appropriate charting procedures preferred.ShiftRotating (Days and Nights) (United States of America)Work TypeRegularSalary$26.86 - $39.06 / hrBenefits
            • Outstanding benefits including up to 27 paid days off per year, immediate retirement plan employer contribution up to 9.5%, and generous medical plans
            • Free RTD EcoPass (public transportation)
            • On-site employee fitness center and wellness classes
            • Childcare discount programs & exclusive perks on large brands, travel, and more
            • Tuition reimbursement & assistance
            • Education & development opportunities including career pathways and coaching
            • Professional clinical advancement program & shared governance
            • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer+ free student loan coaching and assistance navigating the PSLF program -
            • National Health Service Corps (NHCS) and Colorado Health Service Corps (CHSC) eligible employerOur Values
              • Respect
              • Belonging
              • Accountability
              • TransparencyAll job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.Denver Health is an integrated, high-quality academic health care system considered a model for the nation that includes a Level I Trauma Center, a 555-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 10 family health centers, 19 school-based health centers, Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Safety, a Public Health Institute, an HMO and The Denver Health Foundation.As Colorado's primary, and essential, safety-net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided billions in uncompensated care for the uninsured. Denver Health is viewed as an Anchor Institution for the community, focusing on hiring and purchasing locally as applicable, serving as a pillar for community needs, and caring for more than 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.Located near downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).Denver Health values the unique ideas, talents and contributions reflective of the needs of our community. For more about our commitment to diversity visit:

Keywords: Denver Health, Denver , Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Correctional Care (Nights - 0.6 FTE), Other , Denver, Colorado

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