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Registered Nurse

Company: Wellpath
Location: Santa Cruz
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

**Why Wellpath**Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of people - our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented, compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to "Always Do The Right Thing!"**About this role**Under direct supervision of the Health Services Administrator (HSA), Program Manager (PM), or higher medical professional, the Registered Nurse will develop, initiate and coordinate the patient plan of care through assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation in collaboration with the healthcare team and in compliance with all agency, local, state, federal laws and regulations.**What you bring to the table****Education for Registered Nurse:**+ Graduation from an accredited school of nursing**Experience for Registered Nurse:**+ Minimum two years of correctional/detention facility experience**Licenses/Certifications for Registered Nurse:**+ Current (and must maintain) unrestricted Registered Nursing license, certification or registration in state of practice+ Current (and must maintain) lifesaving BLS certification through AHA**What you will do**1. Utilizes the nursing process to provide quality and efficient patient care according to established standards including: accurately completing admission and other assessments, and collecting, analyzing, and prioritizing assessment data to facilitate proper patient careo Transcribe physician, PA/NP orderso Document nursing assessments using the S.O.A.P.E. formato Prepare and administer medication in accordance with physician orders including: immunizations, antibiotics, narcotic pain medications, vitamins, topical agents, insulin, blood thinners, and allergy antigens.o Initiate standardized procedures, orders, i.e., detox, opiate, alcoholo Perform 14-day physicals and sick calls as required2. Perform laboratory procedures and testing to include: blood glucose with visual or meter interpretation; interpretation of skin testing results; dipstick urine; urine specific gravity3. Obtain specimens for laboratory testing including but not limited to: venipuncture; straight catheterization for urine collection; throat culture; sputum specimens; stool specimens4. Coordinate the activities of his/her shift, provides timely and adequate supervision to the LVNs and Medical Assistants, responds to the intake area as requested and coordinates/communicates with detention staff as needed5. Maintain a clean, safe, and secure working environment6. Triage and communicate with physician, PA/NP, or Nursing supervisor any potentially significant medical complaints or observations discovered during routine duties7. Respond and initiate lifesaving measures to man-down calls, identify medical emergencies, and arrange for transportation to hospital8. May assist in the job shadow portion of the interview process, orientation and training of new and potential staff9. May participate in performance evaluations and training of other team members10. Perform other duties as assigned.Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer**Need help finding the right job?**We can recommend jobs specifically for you!**Job** _20-85137_**Facility** _Santa Cruz County Jail and Rountree Facility_**Type** _PRN_**Shift** _Variable Shift_**Recruiter** _Jo Prabhu_**Email** _JPrabhu@Wellpath.us_

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