Full Time Mental Health LPN
Company: Wexford Health
Posted on: July 21, 2021
Correctional Mental Health
Working in corrections is something that most
have never thought about in the medical field but it can be very
rewarding. Working as a nurse in corrections offers medical
diversity and autonomy while working in an exceptionally nice
Full Time 40 Hours Per Week - Evening
3pm - 11:30pm - Every Other Weekend
Bullock Correctional Facility in Union Springs,
Experience-based Pay Rates plus Shift
Differentials with Full Time Employment &
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Sources is contracted by the state of Alabama with
the Alabama Department of Corrections to staff and run the medical
and mental health units within the correctional facilities. Our
philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury
for anyone. We simply care for those in need and the
corrections environment is our venue.
We’re proud to offer a competitive benefits
Annual review with performance increase
Generous paid-time off program that combines vacation and sick
Comprehensive health insurance through Blue Cross Blue
Dental and Vision insurance
401(k) retirement saving plans
Company-paid short-term disability
Healthcare and dependent care spending account
Services patients in a correctional setting with psychiatric or
developmental disabilities under the direction of a professional
Registered Nurse or Medical Director.
Assists in carrying out rehabilitation programming and activities
for residents such as role model interactions, development of
social skills, development of daily living skills, reality
orientation, recreational skills, etc.
Provides personal care services as needed to patients including:
oral hygiene, bathing, hair care, nail care, shaving, feeding,
diapering and dressing.
Sets up prescribed medications in accordance with patients’ nursing
care plans; assesses, develops, records and monitors programs for
self-administration of medications and conducts medication
management and health education training for individuals and
Check’s temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs
to detect deviations from normal; assists in controlling aggressive
or disruptive behavior.
Under the clinical guidance of a Registered Nurse, assists in the
assessment of the physical, psychological and social dimensions of
patients in the health care unit and as necessary in the housing
units. Assist in planning and implementing individual
treatment programs in the health care unit and housing unit by
utilizing available resources and consulting with registered
nurses, physicians and correctional officers.
Implement medical plan through administering medications and
intervention in accordance with physician
Document nursing encounters, patient response, effectiveness,
complications etc., and communicate information to supervisory
personnel and physicians in accordance with physician’s
Assist in maintaining working and living areas and supplies in good
Serve as a member of a nursing care and treatment team and assist
physician as assigned.
Use available in-house resource personnel and departments for
Implement clinical and technical aspects of care in accordance with
established policies and procedures.
Take vital signs (temperature, pulse, respiration and blood
Apply and change dressings.
Provide for emotional and physical comfort and safety of
Assist with activities of daily living with special attention to
Supervise inmates in the maintenance, cleanliness and sanitation of
The duties and responsibilities outlined herein
are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other
duties as required.
Standard medical setting in a correctional
facility, which includes daily interfacing with inmates,
correctional staff, and health care personnel. Temperature
extremes may be encountered while moving throughout the facility
outdoors and indoors in buildings without air
The following requirements list the minimum to qualify. An
equivalent combination of education and experience may be
LICENSING: Licensed as a Practical Nurse
by the Alabama Board of Nursing (ASBN)
CERTIFICATION: Current CPR
EDUCATION: Possession of a certificate from a
practical nursing education program accepted for licensure from the
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Experience with the
special needs and behavior of individuals in forensic and
correctional settings preferred.
Keywords: Wexford Health, Montgomery , Full Time Mental Health LPN, Other , Troy, Alabama
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