ICE Detention Center Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Tacoma
Company: STG International Inc
Posted on: October 15, 2020
Correctional Medicine opening in Tacoma, Washington. This and
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International is accepting resumes of qualified candidates for the
LVN/LPN position to work full-time providing medical care to
detainees in custody in support of ICE Health Service Corps at the
Immigration and Customs Enforcement Medical Facility.
INTRODUCTION:The ICE Health Services Corps (IHSC) exists within the
organizational structure of the United States Immigration and
Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO)
under the supervision of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
The United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps
Officers, civil service staff and contractors comprise the
healthcare professionals working together to provide quality
healthcare services. IHSC serves as the medical experts for ICE for
detainee health care.MISSION:IHSC's mission is to provide medical
care to maintain the health of individuals in the custody of ICE
through an integrated health care delivery system, based on
nationally recognized correctional, detention and residential
health care standards. The Agency is committed to providing
healthcare services to protect the nation's health, reduce global
disease and provide medical support for the law enforcement mission
of the safe apprehension, enforcement and removal of detained
individuals involved in immigration proceedings. IHSC is committed
to ensuring a system of care that is ethical, responsible, and
accountable through rigorous surveillance and monitoring
activities.ATTRIBUTES AND PROFESSIONAL QUALITIES:
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Critical thinking skills
- Cultural competency.
- Integrity and honesty.
- Verbal and written proficiency in Spanish (preferred, not
- Experience in a detention/correctional or residential
healthcare setting (preferred, not required).REQUIRED EDUCATION AND
EXPERIENCE:Degree issuing institution and or program must be
accredited by an entity recognized by the U.S.Department of
- Graduate from an approved, accredited Vocational/Practical
Nurse program located in aState, the District of Columbia, or a
- Must have a minimum of one year experience in a hospital,
medical office or outpatient clinical setting.REQUIRED
- Maintains current, active and unrestricted LVN/LPN license by
the state in which the duty station is located. Any changes to
license must be reported to employer immediately.
- This position does not require privileging by IHSC.
- Maintains BLS for Healthcare Providers® certification through
the American Heart Association.REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND
- Ability and proficiency to properly use equipment, materials
and supplies in simple diagnostic and treatment procedures.
- Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-lingual
- Ability to utilize telephonic interpreter/translation services
to complete assigned duties if not fluent in a language the patient
- Ability to adapt to sudden changes in schedules and flexibility
in work requirements.
- Ability to communicate proficiently in English (verbal and
written) in order to develop positive rapport with patients,
co-workers and other stakeholders.
- Ability to establish and maintain positive working
relationships in a multidisciplinary environment.
- Ability to navigate in an electronic work environment including
electronic health records, web based training and
- Knowledge of, and moderate proficiency in, common Microsoft
Office programs, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and
- Knowledge of regulations (HIPAA/Privacy Act) regarding the
confidentiality of patient medical records and information as well
as Personally Identifiable Information (PII).MAJOR DUTIES &
- Provides direct care to patients within discipline Scope of
Practice and performs functions in accordance with current accepted
practice, licensure, certification, credentialing and or granted
- Provides treatment of persons throughout the life span as
appropriate to discipline and facility setting.
- May be expected to respond to and or coordinate response to
- Evaluates health care needs of residents and assists RN in the
development of nursing care plans to meet those needs.
- Assists with gathering resident data during sick call and
- Obtains medical information on residents using pre-established
questionnaire and appropriately refers abnormal findings or
responses or stated medical problems to the RN, midlevel provider
- Maintains safety when dispensing medications and is continually
cognizant of the potential hazards of drug hoarding and trafficking
- Provide patient/resident education as appropriate.
- May coordinate health care needs of residents with healthcare
team and referrals to off-site providers as appropriate for
- Assures a safe and clean working environment at all times.
- Participates as member of health care team to ensure that
needed equipment, supplies and logs are available, clean,
functional and up to date.
- Provides radiological services in accordance with scope of
practice and state licensure. These services will be primarily to
conduct tuberculosis surveillance i.e. digital single view chest
- Collect laboratory specimens as requested per IHSC policy and
- Administers medications and treatments as ordered/recommended
in accordance with scope of practice and state licensure.
- Must adhere to practical nursing principals, procedures and
techniques for appropriate patient care and take direction from
registered nurses and onsite administrative personnel.
- Must adhere to medication administration guidelines, understand
pharmaceutical agents and their desired effect recognize adverse
effects and take appropriate corrective measures.
- Must appropriately document patient/resident encounters
according to current standards of care using electronic health
- Performs record keeping functions in accordance with program
policies and position.
- Maintains functional proficiency and ease of use utilizing
electronic health records as required by, and appropriate to,
- Completes and passes all discipline specific competencies
testing, initially and annually.
- Completes all initial, annual and ad hoc training as
- Maintains patient confidentiality, and confidentiality of
medical records, in compliance with the Privacy Act and HIPAA
regulations in all work activities.
- Adheres to, and maintains awareness of, IHSC Policies,
Procedures, Directives, Operational Memoranda and accreditation
standards as prescribed by ICE/IHSC.
- Adheres to, and participates in, IHSC's Safety, Prevention,
Infection and Control, Quality improvement, Patient Education and
other programs and collateral duties as appropriate to
- Attends and participates in general/medical staff
- Other duties as assigned.DUTY HOURS/ON-CALL REQUIREMENTS:
- IHSC operates 24/7/365; this position is required to respond
during an emergency activation.
- This full time position requires availability to work day,
evening and night shifts. Availability during weekends and holidays
is also required.
- On-call availability is not required for this position.SECURITY
- The Department of Homeland Security's Personnel Security Unit
(PSU) must render a Preliminary Favorable Fitness Determination to
be considered a qualified candidate.
- A Complete Favorable Fitness Determination must be rendered by
PSU upon completion of initial and subsequent background
investigations to meet the requirements of this position.PHYSICAL
- Required to walk unaided at a normal pace for up to 10 minutes
and maintain balance.
- Required to respond to any medical emergency within 4 minutes,
where a fast walk or jog may be necessary to provide
- Required to perform CPR/emergency care standing or
- Must have the ability to assist sick, injured or aging
detainees or staff exiting the building during an emergency (may
require lifting, dragging, wheeling or carrying someone who weighs
significantly more than self).
- Must be able to see, hear and smell with or without the use of
aides if necessary (exceptions on a case by case basis).
- Must easily alternate between kneeling and standing.
- Must be able to lift, push, or carry 30 pounds.
- Must perform the duties in a stressful and often austere
environment without physical limitations.
- Must be capable of standing on hard services (cement floors)
for long periods of time.STG International, Inc (STGi) is a
workforce solutions company providing comprehensive healthcare
delivery, Head Start and management consulting services and human
capital solutions help our clients. Our services and solutions help
our clients sustain and enhance their operations to better
accomplish their mission. STGi offers a competitive benefits
package which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k with company
match and a generous PTO policy.
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