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Registered Nurse - Kootenai County Correctional Facility

Coeur D'Alene, ID

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Hiring Company

VitalCore Health Strategies

Positions Available

Full Time, Part Time

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Position Description

VitalCore Health Strategies has openings for Full-Time Registered Nurses at Kootenai County Correctional Facility. We have a great team with competitive pay and benefits!!!
 
POSITION SUMMARY

A Registered Nurse (RN) delivers quality care consistent within the scope of practice as outlined by the local state nurse practice act for Registered Nurses. The RN works in accordance with local practice acts and regulations, delegates and ensures supervision of nursing activities and functions to other competent nursing personnel appropriate to their scope of practice. The RN assumes responsibility and accountability for the quality of care delivered; works to ensure a safe environment for themselves, the patient and other staff members. The RN acts as a patient advocate to promote the quality of health care delivered in the facility and serve as a leader at all times to promote best practices within the profession of nursing.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records.

Administer medications to patients and monitor patients for reactions and side effects.

Record patients’ medical information and vital signs.

Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patients’ condition.

Consult and coordinate with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement, or evaluate patient care plans.

Modify patient treatment plans as indicated by patients’ responses and conditions.

Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity.

Direct or supervise less-skilled nursing or healthcare personnel or supervise a particular unit.

Prepare patients for and assist with examinations or treatments.

Instruct individuals, families, or other groups on topics such as health education, disease prevention, and childbirth as well as develop health improvement programs.

Prepare rooms, sterile instruments, equipment, or supplies and ensure that stock of supplies is maintained.

Order, interpret, and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient’s condition.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS, REGISTRATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing

Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of employment.

Possesses an active CPR certification.

Remains knowledgeable about specific state laws and regulations governing practice.

Satisfactory completion of initial and annual clinical competencies to demonstrate aptitude as assigned by role.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

· Must be fluent in English language, including reading, writing, speaking, and understanding.

· Must be a supportive team member who contributes to and demonstrates teamwork and team concept.

· Able to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.

· Able to deal tactfully with personnel, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public. 

· Possess leadership and supervisory ability and be able to work harmoniously with and supervise other personnel.

· Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

· The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

· Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

· Continuously conducts complex interpersonal interactions, makes moderately complex decisions, analyzes and solves complex problems, and handles multiple tasks. 

· Frequently uses teamwork skills, discretion, and occasionally mentors/trains new employees.

· While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, walk, climb stairs; use hands to finger, handle feel; and must regularly lift in excess of 50 lbs. 

· The vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus; and must be able to talk or hear.


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