LPN - Correctional Medicine Addiction Services- County Correctional; 60 Hrs; Days

Location: County Correctional

Biweekly Hours: 60.00

Shift: 645a-715p

The MetroHealth System is redefining health care by going beyond medical treatment to improve the foundations of community health and well-being: affordable housing, a cleaner environment, economic opportunity and access to fresh food, convenient transportation, legal help and other services. The system strives to become as good at preventing disease as it is at treating it. Founded in 1837, Cuyahoga County's safety-net health system operates four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers.


Summary:

Assumes responsibilities for direct nursing care of assigned inmates/patients, adolescent through adult, under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician in a correctional facility which may house1,300-2,000 inmate/patients. Serves an underserved, high-need population experiencing mental health issues, substance use disorders and complex medical needs. Provides nursing services to patients in accordance with the scope of the Licensed Practical Nurse license. Upholds the mission, vision, values, and customer service standards of The MetroHealth System.

Qualifications:

Required: Graduate of an approved School of Practical Nursing. Currently licensed as License Practical Nurse by the State of Ohio through the Ohio Board of Nursing, which includes certification to pass medications AND completion of an Ohio Board of Nursing IV therapy course. Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider certification or obtains within 90 days of hire. Ability to interact effectively with a wide range of cultural, ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Preferred: One year experience in an in-patient or long term care setting, as appropriate. Physical Requirements: May sit, stand, stoop, bend, and walk intermittently during the day. May need to sit or stand for extended periods. See in the normal visual range with or without correction. Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction. Ability to lift 250-300 pounds with assistance. Ability to push/pull up to 500 pounds with assistance. Requires some exposure to communicable diseases or body fluids. Requires some exposure to chemicals.