North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

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Licensed Practical Nurse

at North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Posted: 7/31/2015
Job Status: Full Time,Part Time,Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: 1167236

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

This is a temporary position.  There are no leave or retirement benefits offered with this position.  Visit for employment information. 

This temporary position will be assigned to the Department of Public Safety, Prisons, Triangle Regional Office, Neuse Correctional Institute.  This position provides routing practical nursing work in the care and treatment of patients, under nursing supervision within a State Correctional Facility.  Work includes assisting the RN by participating in Nursing Assessment in accordance with the NC 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, assist the RN and Physician as needed, administers medications, observes and records pertinent information and responds to emergencies.  Individuals are subject to be required to work any shift including weekends and holidays. 
 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
Technical Knowledge:  Skills in preparing/administering medications.  General knowledge of proper dosage, effects, contraindications and in the operation of general 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 health care staff, facility and custody staff; be able to 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, medical professionals and be able to document subjective and objective data, action taken and plan of care.

Must be willing to work days/nights/weekends and shift is subject to change based on the needs of the facility. 
 Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Licensed to practice as a Practical Nurse in the State of North Carolina. . . . . .

Preference will be given to candidates with 1 year experience as an LPN, good computer skills and those with experience working in a correctional setting.
 Supplemental and Contact Information:
Temporary Solutions
Office of State Human Resources
2321 Crabtree Boulevard, Suite 110
Raleigh, NC  27604