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Job Class Title: Licensed Practical Nurse
Working Title: Licensed Practical Nurse
Position Number: 60063534
Department: Dept of Public Safety
Division/Section: Polk Correctional
Salary Range: $24,895.00 - $50,701.00 Annually

Salary Grade / Salary Grade Equivalent: 66
Competency Level: Journey
Appointment Type: Permanent Full-Time
Pos. Location: Granville County, North Carolina
Opening Date: Tue. 01/21/14
Closing Date/Time: Mon. 01/27/14 5:00 PM Eastern Time



Description of Work Benefits Supplemental Questions

This position is located at Polk Correctional Institution. The Competency Level of this position is Journey. This position provides routine practical nursing work in the care and treatment of patients, under nursing supervision within a state correctional facility. Work includes assisting the Registered Nurse by participating in nursing assessments in accordance within the Board of Nursing scope of practice and by utilizing written policies and procedures. This position screens patients and obtains pertinent medical data, collects vital signs and specimens, administers/interprets TB skin tests, assists the registered nurse and physician as needed, administers medications, observes and records pertinent information, and responds to emergencies. Individuals may be required to work all shifts, weekends, and holidays.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
Technical Knowledge: Skills in preparing and administering medications; general knowledge of proper dosage, effects and contraindications; and in the operation of general and specialized equipment.
Consulting/Advising: Ability to provide feedback and guidance/counsel to nursing staff on the care rendered to patients.
Client/Customer Service: Ability to work as a team player with multidisciplinary healthcare staff, facility, and custody staff; administer medications timely and accurately; and deliver services in an organized and methodical manner. Communication: Ability to present information effectively with a wide range of individuals including inmates, family members, staff, facility management, and medical professionals; and document subjective and objective data, action taken and plan of care.

Management prefers applicants with one (1) year of experience as an LPN, PC skills, and experience working in a correctional setting.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Licensed to practice as a Practical Nurse in the State of North Carolina. . . . . .

Supplemental and Contact Information:

The N.C. Department of Public Safety (DPS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages qualified men and women to apply. DPS uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified individuals. Hiring salary will be based on relevant qualifications, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position.

Online applications are only accepted through http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/

It is important that your application include ALL of your relevant education (Including High School) and experience in the Education and Work Experience sections of the application form. Embedded or attached resumes ARE NOT accepted as a substitution for a completed application.

Applicants seeking Veteran’s Preference must attach a DD form 214, Certificate of Release or

Discharge from Active Duty, along with your application.

During the online application process if additional documentation is required, attach the documentation at the bottom of Step 4 in the application process.

Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

If applying for a position certified through the North Carolina Department of Justice-Criminal Justice Standards Division, refer to http://www.ncdoj.gov/About-DOJ/Law-Enforcement-Training-and-Standards/Criminal-Justice-Education-and-Training-Standards/Officer-Certification-Programs.aspxfor specific certification requirements.

Contact information:

Creshaye Graham

919-838-4000