Licensed Practical Nurse

State of Washington
Full Time, Permanent 8 per week WA 7345 Linderson Way SW, Tumwater, WA 98501, United States
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Overview

  • Assist RN3/IPN with monitoring and enforcing policy for infection Control according to policy 670.000, DOH Health Environment, & safety Standards, MRSA protocol, flu protocol, Policy 590.100, and Policy 890.600.

    • Participate in facility Infection Control meetings.

    • Participate in the statewide bi-weekly Infection Prevention Nurse (IPN Meetings)

    • Provide Communicable disease reporting to DOH per WAC 246-101 (-105, -110,-115, -120).

    • Monitor and enforce 12rotocols for: MRSA, Flu, Scabies/lice, C-diff, Norovirus and other Gastroenteritidies, Varicella Zoster, and HeQatitis A & B.

    • Monitor and enforce Blood borne Pathogen Protocols through collaboration with Occupational

    • Nurses, offering assistance with source person testing and post exposure management for offenders.

    • Provide outbreak assistance and information as needed .

    • Provide sexually transmitted infection (STll Case Management including education and data management and reporting.

    • Provide notification and education concerning extended family visits .

    • Provide information and education for Offender Immunization Program .

    • Track and manage data on Infection Control including analysis of trends over time and reporting to HQ monthly via the Surveillance Log and other state agencies as required.

  • Assist RN3/IPN with managing Hepatitis C Program at the facility level to include monitoring adherence to protocols and use of appropriate documentation.

  • Assist with compliance of policy for Isolation Procedures (including signage), teach and educate staff, monitor and enforce compliance according to DOH Health, Environmental, & Safety Standards.

  • Assist the RN3/IPN in monitoring and enforcing policies and procedures related to infection prevention and the DOH - Health, Environmental, & Safety Standards for hand washing and sanitation of facilities and supplies.

  • Use tools, techniques, and physical and cognitive skills and abilities to practice nursing safely and effectively in the correctional setting and within the scope of practice defined by state law and administrative code so that patient care provided is safe, effective, efficient, and clinically appropriate.

  • Delegate and assign tasks to other staff as appropriate.

  • Self-evaluate and practice professional nursing conduct at all times.

  • Provide effective communication and documentation.

  • Administer medication.

  • Provide competent patient care.

  • Actively participate in clinic/facility-wide Coordinated Quality Improvement Program (CQIP) projects and program.

  • All other tasks as assigned by the Registered Nurse 3.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited school of practical nursing whose accreditation Is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Two years experience working as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
  • Initial and continuous unencumbered licensure in the State of Washington as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
  • Training by the American Heart Association in Healthcare Provider CPR.
  • Proficient using computer based programs to schedule, monitor and track patient information, perform data entry and wired processing, and communicate via email, as well as other programs that may be needed to complete assigned work.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working as a nurse in an acute care setting or a correctional facility.
  • Certification as a Correctional Healthcare Professional.
  • Experience in Infection Prevention/Control including surveillance, monitoring and patient education
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