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Licensed Practical Nurse/ Licensed Vocational Nurse

Company: STG International Inc
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: February 21, 2021

Job Description:

Clinical Care Specialist/Staff Nurse opening in Tacoma, Washington. This and other lpn/lvn jobs brought to you by NursingJobCafe.com STG International is accepting resumes of qualified candidates for the LPN/LVN 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. 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. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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 privileges.
  • 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 medical emergencies.
  • 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 medical appointments.
  • 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 or physician.
  • Maintains safety when dispensing medications and is continually cognizant of the potential hazards of drug hoarding and trafficking among residents.
  • 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 facility.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 records. QUALFICATIONS
    • Strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal and critical thinking skills.
    • Verbal and written proficiency in Spanish (preferred, not required).
      • Graduate from an approved, accredited Vocational/Practical Nurse program located in a State, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory. Degree issuing institution and or program must be accredited by an entity recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
        • Must have a minimum of one year experience in a hospital, medical office or outpatient clinical setting.
        • Maintain current, active and unrestricted LVN/LPN license by the state of Washington.
        • Maintains BLS for Healthcare Providers┬« certification through the American Heart Association. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
          • 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 environment.
            • Ability to utilize telephonic interpreter/translation services to complete assigned duties if not fluent in a language the patient understands.
            • 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 communications.
            • Knowledge of, and moderate proficiency in, common Microsoft Office programs, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and SharePoint.
            • Knowledge of regulations (HIPAA/Privacy Act) regarding the confidentiality of patient medical records and information as well as Personally Identifiable Information (PII).PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
              • 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 assistance.
              • Required to perform CPR/emergency care standing or kneeling.
              • 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. SECURITY REQUIREMENTS:
              • 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. 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. STG International, Inc. is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. Keyphrases: clinical nurse specialist jobs, clinical specialist jobs, nursing jobs, nurse jobs, clinical service specialist jobs, nursing specialist jobs, patient care specialist jobs, certified nursing jobs, clinical nursing jobs, patient service jobs, patient service specialist jobs, staff nurse jobs, clinical care specialist jobs, clinical nursing specialist jobs, staff nursing jobs

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