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Licensed Practical Nurse - Level II
Ref No.: 16-00087
Location: Devens, Massachusetts
Start Date: 08/08/2016
LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse - Level II
More Than a Home. A Community.

The Community - Devens, MA
Set in Central Massachusetts, Devens is a 4,400-acre self-contained community that hosts world-class high-technology companies. Bordering the beautiful Nashua River, Devens has a carefully planned environment where businesses and residents alike can draw strength from each other and prosper. One of the greatest attractions of working in Devens is living in Devens. Neighborhoods with tree-lined streets offer quality, affordable housing surrounded by recreational and open space. A short walk to the new Devens Common provides easy access to shops offering coffee, dry cleaning, banking, and other services. Devens is within a one hour drive from Boston, Providence, Springfield, and Hartford.

FMC Devens - Federal Bureau of Prisons
The services will be provided to inmates in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. LPNs must have the ability to work with an inmate population from a variety of cultural, regional, racial, and ethnic backgrounds, and will coordinate activities and work closely with the Clinical Director, Medical Officer, and Mid-Level Practitioners of the institution in the treatment of inmate patients.

Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Triage screening of inmates.
  • Assisting the physician or mid-level provider with procedures.
  • Provision of ambulatory nursing care.
  • Evaluations.
  • Treatments.
  • Administration of medications to include pill line and insulin line as directed by the physician
  • Performing veni-punctures.
  • Assisting Bureau of Prisons staff with care of inpatient mental health inmates.
  • Upon completion of the session, the contractor will provide a documented report through written and/or electronic documentation in the inmate's medical record.
  • Providing direct patient care services in accordance with legal, ethical, and institutional standards through the evaluation of patients and therapeutic treatment as ordered by Health Services clinical staff.
  • Establish diagnostic impressions and requests appropriate diagnostic tests (e.g. laboratory, x-ray, visual acuity and electrocardiogram) and ability to interpret results.
  • Document all clinical encounters using Bureau of Prisons Electronic Medical Record. Review all ordered tests and procedures within 24 hours of receiving results or the next business day.
  • Administer medications as prescribed i.e., by mouth, intradermally, subcutaneously, or intramuscularly.
  • Secure a health and developmental history from the patient, records findings, and makes critical evaluations. Provide current entries for maintenance of medical records.
  • Provide a wide range of emergency services including primary care for trauma and lifesaving procedures.
  • Serve as the primary provider for routine requests for evaluation of new complaints, for routine recurring visits for chronic illness, and emergencies when clinically indicated.
  • Manages the daily operation of the clinic and conducts daily sick call.
  • Possess knowledge of treatment of chronic health problems, i.e. hypertension, diabetes, and asthma.
  • Maintain patient privacy and confidentiality.
  • Initiate emergency care as needed according to community standards.
  • Adhere to infection control policies and procedures.
  • Ability to provide basic first aid, prevention care, and guidance in treating a variety of common illnesses/injuries.
  • Ability and skill to operate EKG and laboratory equipment.
  • Knowledge of mental health disorders and has the ability to screen for gross mood changes.
  • Perform duties as required, but accept only those assignments that are commensurate with his/her educational preparation, training, experience, and licensure laws.
  • Must have a valid and current registration or license as an LPN in the United States.
  • Must have a minimum of 1 year, full time, recent experience as an LPN in an acute care, ambulatory care, and/or psychiatric care facility.
  • Must have a current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification as approved by the American Heart Assocation (AHA).
  • Experience as an LPN in a correctional nursing setting is preferred, but not required.
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