Experience:
No experience
Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
1/18/2020
Job Category:
Nursing
Licensend Practical Nurse (LPN) - #00155
(This job is no longer available)
State of Virginia | Powhatan, VA
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Job Description

This position is located at State Farm Correctional Center in State Farm, Virginia - Powhatan County. Position provides health care, treatments and related services for those offenders incarcerated in an adult institution. Conducts screening of offenders with health complaints. Provides nursing services, health care and treatment to offenders in an adult correctional institution. Assesses offenders' health problems and needs, prepares and administers prescribed medications, initiates emergency interventions, first aid measures, and assists physician. Develops and implements medical/nursing guidelines and maintains medical records. Provides training as necessary to staff and education to offenders about healthy lifestyles.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduate of an accredited nursing school. Must possess and maintain valid unrestricted Virginia LPN license (if you are a recent graduate of a nursing program in VA and not yet licensed, NCLEX-PN exam must be scheduled at time of application). Well rounded in general nursing education. Possess critical thinking and judgment skills. Working knowledge of mental health illnesses. Working knowledge of withdrawal symptoms and medication-assisted treatment. Medication management and pharmacological knowledge required.

Preferred Qualifications

Prefer experience working in a Corrections or Law enforcement environment. Prefer experience working with mental health patients. Prefer candidates who have a current AHA BLS/CPR certification.

Special Requirements

All applicants are subject to a background investigation and pre-employment drug screen. The investigation may include: fingerprint checks (State Police, FBI); local agency checks; employment verification; verification of education (relevant to employment); credit checks; and other checks requested by the hiring authority.