RSW Regional Jail
Licensed Practical Nurse
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RSW Regional Jail
6601 Winchester Road, Front Royal, Virginia 22630
GENERAL DEFINITION AND CONDITIONS OF WORK:
Performs professional basic to enhanced-level emergency and non-emergency care to inmates. Coordinates patient care through consultation with physician(s). Work is performed under general supervision of the Nursing Director and the licensed physician of the RSW Regional Jail
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:
Performing medical evaluations on inmates, which may include checking temperature, blood pressure, respiration, pulse, and vision. Respond to medical emergencies provide emergency care, triage inmates and dispense medications.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the principles, standards, practices and techniques of the LPN Nursing field; general knowledge of pharmacology; ability to draw blood; ability to administer medications and apply therapeutic treatment as prescribed; general knowledge of the rules, regulations, procedures and polices pertaining to medical services of the detention facility; ability to accurately maintain patient medical records and prepare reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, physicians, associates and others contacted in the course of work. Ability to establish and maintain First Aid, CPR and AED certifications.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school; Graduation from a recognized accredited school of nursing. Licensed or eligible for licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse by the Virginia Board of Nursing (or other states participating in the Nurse Licensure Compact).
This is medium to heavy work requiring the exertion of force including but not limited to: standing and walking for long periods of time; picking up and moving heavy objects; climbing stairs and ladders; balancing, stooping, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and repetitive motions; deployment of force equipment and use of physical force as needed. Effective vocal communication, hearing and vision is required.
Regular exposure to pre-trial, and post-conviction inmates makes position susceptible to violent and unpredictable behavior.
For an RSW Regional Jail employment application, please visit: http://www.rswregionaljail.com/images/phocadownload/userupload/rsw%20employment%20application%202016.pdf.
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