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Licensed Vocational/Practical Nurse

IHSC Medical Staffing

This is a Contract position in Jena, LA posted September 10, 2021.

Job Description

Licensed Vocational Practical Nurse

Strategic Resources, Inc. (SRI) is an international, ISO 9001:2015 Certified, CMMI Level 3 Rated full-service provider with more than 32 years’ experience in the Federal, military, and commercial marketplaces. SRI seeks committed and passionate professionals to provide critical services in support of the Adjutant General School Human Resources Transformation. Whether you are a prospective employee looking to join our unique corporate environment or a customer looking for a committed partner in meeting your organization’s goals, our invitation is the same. Come and experience the difference for yourself.

We offer our full-time employees a competitive benefits package to include health, dental, vision, 401K, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability plans, vacation time and holidays.

Please visit SRI corporate site at https://www.sri-hq.com. Click here for employment with SRI: https://www.sri-hq.com/careers/learn-more

Overview:

We are seeking a full-time Licensed Vocational Practical Nurse to join our team to provide medical care to detainees in custody at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Health Services Corps (IHSC) Medical Facility located in Jena, LA.

The IHSC exists within the organizational structure of the United States 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.

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 apprehension, enforcement and removal of detained individuals involved in immigration disease and provide medical support for the law enforcement mission of the safe 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 required).
  • Experience in a detention/correctional or residential healthcare setting (preferred, not required).

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Graduate from an approved, accredited Vocational/Practical Nurse program located in a State, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory.
  • Must have a minimum of one year experience in a hospital, medical office or outpatient clinical setting.

REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

  • 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 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).

MAJOR DUTIES AND 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.
  • 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 xrays.
  • Collect laboratory specimens as requested per IHSC policy and procedures.
  • 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 records.
  • 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, position.
  • Completes and passes all discipline specific competencies testing, initially and annually.
  • Completes all initial, annual and ad hoc training as required/assigned.
  • 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 position.
  • Attends and participates in general/medical staff meetings.
  • 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 during core hours.
  • On-call availability is not required for this position.

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.
  • Must be a US Citizen.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. SRI does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law (referred to as “protected status”). This nondiscrimination policy extends to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment as well as the use of all company facilities, participation in all company-sponsored activities, and all employment actions such as promotions, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.

Details

Employee Type
Full-Time Regular

Location
Jena LA

Date Posted
6/27/2021

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