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.