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Registered Nurse

Location: Chaparral, NM
Job ID: 58883
Facility: Otero County Processing - MTC Medical

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Overview

Pay Rate: $40 per hour

Night Shift 

Benefit package includes:

  • Medical, vision, and prescription drug benefits
  • Dental benefits
  • Life insurance
  • Accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability benefits
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Employee assistance program
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Paid holidays
  • Bereavement leave
  • Civic duty and military leave

Position Summary: Performs duties concerned with the care of the sick and injured, prevention of illness and promotion of good health in compliance with MTC Medical and customer directives.

Essential Functions: 

  • Attend sick call with the physicians to see inmates; prepare examining room and equipment. 
  • Call the physician for medication and treatment orders and other emergencies. 
  • Operate pill call, administer medication and accurately and completely document treatment as required by applicable policies and procedures. 
  • Examine and assess inmates with illnesses or injuries or inmates who become ill or injured; confer with physician to refer inmates to the emergency room as required by their condition and document in medical record or other forms as appropriate.
  • Maintain absolute security and confidentiality of all medical records; observe applicable HIPAA rules. 
  • Review medical files to determine all provided services are documented. 
  • Closely monitor all potential catastrophic illnesses. 
  • Comply with all applicable pharmacy laws, especially those covering controlled substances. 
  • Observe and record inmate behavior, assess and triage with appropriate documentation. 
  • Inspect medical unit for items that could be used as contraband by inmates; securely store or safely dispose of supplies and equipment. Control medication, syringes, or other medical supplies. 
  • Provide health counseling and health education on an individual or group basis, as required. 
  • Prepare and maintain narrative, statistical, summary, and operational records, reports, and logs. 
  • Facilitate, where applicable, NCCHC/ACA/JCAHO accreditation of the medical program by providing the required level of efficiency and approved, appropriate medical services. 
  • Prepare and disseminate safety and accident reports as required by policies and procedures; take appropriate action in cases of serious and unusual incidents and emergencies. 
  • Properly chart medical care. 
  • Perform rescue functions for accidents, emergencies, and disasters to include administering basic emergency medical aid, physically removing people away from dangerous situations, and securing and evacuating people from confined areas. 

Education and Experience Requirements

Degree in nursing, current, valid nursing license for the state of New Mexico or compact state. Must possess current CPR certification. Must work within New Mexico state board of nursing scope of practice. Valid driver’s license in the state of New Mexico or Texas with an acceptable driving record required, unless waived by management. Post Hire Requirements: Must successfully complete annual in-service training requirements and maintain appropriate facility clearance.

 
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