Salary Grade = 66 Competency level = Journey. The Licensed Practical Nurse responsible for providing nursing care to inmates under the supervision and direction of a Registered nurse. The LPN may be assigned to total patient care or may assist the RN, Physician Extender or Physician with inmates. The LPN may administer medication and/or treatments & perform other assigned duties necessary to ensure high quality health care to inmates confined to the Department of Correction in compliance with NC Board of Nursing Standards, DOC Policies & Procedures, Health Care Procedures Manual & Institutional Procedures. Dynamic and challenging work environment.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
Technical Knowledge: Knowledge of the 6 rights to medication administration. Understanding the use, contraindications and side effects of the medications they administer and know how to access information regarding medications. Demonstrated competency in obtaining vital signs, collecting specimens, and conducting sick call.
Consulting and Advising: Ability to provide feedback and guidance/counsel to nursing staff on care rendered to patients.
Client/Customer Service: Ability to use interview techniques that assist the patient in describing his/her symptoms and assist in discerning the situation, using a systems approach. Ability to communicate with patients and families in a manner they understand, such as verbally, in writing, by demonstration, etc. Ability to document subjective and objective data, action taken and plan of care.
Communication: Ability to use interview techniques that assist the patient in describing his/her symptoms and assist in discerning the situation using a systems approach. Ability to communicate with patients and families in a manner they understand, such as verbally, in writing, by demonstration, etc. Ability to document subjective and objective data, action taken and plan of care.
Preference given to applicants with at least 1 year of LPN experience.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Licensed to practice as a Practical Nurse in the State of North Carolina. . . . . .
Supplemental and Contact Information:
Supplemental & Contact Information
The N.C. Department of Public Safety (DPS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages qualified men and women to apply. DPS uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified individuals. Hiring salary will be based on relevant qualifications, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position.
Online applications are only accepted through http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/
It is important that your application include ALL of your relevant education (Including High School) and experience in the Education and Work Experience sections of the application form. Embedded or attached resumes ARE NOT accepted as a substitution for a completed application.
Applicants seeking Veteran’s Preference must attach a DD form 214, Certificate of Release or
Discharge from Active Duty, along with your application.
During the online application process if additional documentation is required, attach the documentation at the bottom of Step 4 in the application process.
Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
If applying for a position certified through the North Carolina Department of Justice-Criminal Justice Standards Division, refer to http://www.ncdoj.gov/About-DOJ/Law-Enforcement-Training-and-Standards/Criminal-Justice-Education-and-Training-Standards/Officer-Certification-Programs.aspx for specific certification requirements.
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - 5 months ago