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Maxim Healthcare Services Corrections Nurse in Bridgeport, Connecticut

Maxim Healthcare Staffing is seeking a Corrections Licensed Practical Nurse to work in close and immediate contact with prisoners on a daily basisproviding general and emergency nursing care in the Medical and Ambulatory section of the Corrections Facilitywhile maintaining facility security standards.When necessary, the LPN makes referrals of inmates to the staff physician, nurse practitioner, dentist, mentalhealth professional, or specialist in alcohol and drug abuse treatment. The LPN ensures all medication isadministered in accordance with standard operating procedures and as ordered by the authorizing authority.


  • Utilizes the nursing process to plan, implement, treat and evaluate the patient/inmate

  • Integrates and implements referrals of inmates to the staff physician, nurse practitioner, dentist, mentalhealth professional

  • Looks for signs and symptoms indicating physiologic and psychosocial changes in the patient’s conditionand reports to RN

  • Documents the patient’s plan of care using identified nursing diagnoses, expected patient outcomes,and selected nursing interventions

  • Monitors consistency between patient plan of care and actions of medical staff

  • Collaborates with RN regarding the plan of care according to evaluation, changes in medical plan of care,and effective/ineffective nursing interventions

  • Documents patient’s response to nursing and other interventions

  • Uses clinical judgment in evaluation and responding to emergency medical situations involving inmatesor staff

  • Monitors the safety and effectiveness of the environment and equipment

  • Participates in infection control activities in accordance with department and as directed by InfectionControl Coordinator

  • Participates in the orientation and continuing education of staff

  • Participates in the Health Quality Improvement Program

  • Supports professional practice by observing the following: Uses knowledge in accordance with 1) theNurse Practice Act; 2) Standards of Nursing Practice; 3) Standards of Patient Care; 4) The JointCommission, state and local laws; 5) Patient’s Bill of Rights; and 6) Maxim Healthcare, nursing and clientpolicies

  • Performs other duties as assigned/necessary


  • Possesses a current Practical Nursing License in the applicable state.

  • Minimum of one year experience in Corrections preferred.

  • Current Health Certificate (if applicable). 11/09/2011 Page 2 of 3 LPN Corrections

  • Current PPD or Chest X-Ray.

  • One year prior professional nursing experience preferred

  • Computer proficiency required

  • Ability to effectively elicit/provide information to and from appropriate individuals (including but notlimited to supervisors, co-workers, clients) via strong communication skills; proficiency in the Englishlanguage may be required


At Maxim Healthcare Group, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive pay & weekly paychecks

  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance

  • 401(k) savings plan

  • Awards and recognition programs

    Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status. *CO Specific Benefits: Medical/Prescription, Dental, Vision, Health Advocacy (company paid if enrolled Medical), Health Advocate Employee Assistance Program, Health Savings Account , 401(k), 401(k) Company Match, Profit Sharing, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Primary Caregiver Leave, Parental Leave, Life and Basic Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance, Voluntary Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance, Hospital Expense Protection Plan, Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Home and Auto Insurance, Pet Insurance, Transportation Benefits, CommonBond, Educational Assistance Program, College Partnership Program, Paid Time Off/Company Holidays

    About Maxim Healthcare Group

Maxim Healthcare Group has been making a difference in the lives of our patients, caregivers, and employees for more than 30 years. Our nationwide suite of services includes home healthcare, companion and behavioral care, healthcare staffing, and workforce solutions. Maxim’s commitment to customer service, compassionate patient care, and filling critical staffing needs makes us a trusted partner wherever healthcare is needed.

Maxim Healthcare Group is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.