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LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE

WEXFORD HEALTH SOURCES INC   RUSHVILLE, IL   Full-time     Nursing
Posted on December 23, 2022

**STARTING RATE OF $27.00 PER HOUR**
Plus $2.00 per hour shift differential

Position: Licensed Practical Nurse
Facility: Rushville Treatment and Detention Facility
Location: Rushville, IL
SCHEDULE: 8 hr. shifts  


Wexford Health Sources, one of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies, provides clients with experienced management and technologically advanced services, combined with programs that control costs while ensuring quality.  For nearly two decades, Wexford Health has consistently delivered proven staffing expertise and a full range of medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, utilization management, provider contracting, claims processing, and quality management services.
At Wexford Health our philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury for anyone.  We simply care for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue.
Wexford Health has an exceptional opportunity for a Licensed Practical Nurse to join our team of healthcare professionals at Rushville Treatment and Detention Facility in Rushville, IL.
We’re proud to offer a competitive benefits package including:
Annual review with performance increase
Generous paid-time off program that combines vacation and sick leave
Paid holidays
Comprehensive health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield
Dental and Vision insurance
401(k) retirement saving plans
Company-paid short-term disability
Healthcare and dependent care spending account
POSITION SUMMARY
A 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/RESPONSIBILITIES
Under 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.
The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as required.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
Medical Unit within a correctional facility.
 
TRAVEL: None
LICENSING: Current state LPN license
CERTIFICATION: Current CPR certification
EDUCATION: Graduate from an accredited nursing school
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of clinical experience
EOE/M/F/D/V