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Licensed Practical Nurse

STG International, Inc. Tacoma Full-Time
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  1. Provides direct care to patients within discipline Scope of Practice and performs functions in accordance with current accepted practice, licensure, certification, credentialing and or granted privileges.
  2. Provides treatment of persons throughout the life span as appropriate to discipline and facility setting.
  3. May be expected to respond to and or coordinate response to medical emergencies.
  4. Evaluates health care needs of residents and assists RN in the development of nursing care plans to meet those needs.
  5. Assists with gathering resident data during sick call and medical appointments.
  6. Obtains medical information on residents using pre-established questionnaire and appropriately refers abnormal findings or responses or stated medical problems to the RN, midlevel provider or physician.
  7. Maintains safety when dispensing medications and is continually cognizant of the potential hazards of drug hoarding and trafficking among residents.
  8. Provide patient/resident education as appropriate.
  9. May coordinate health care needs of residents with healthcare team and referrals to off-site providers as appropriate for facility.
  10. Assures a safe and clean working environment at all times.
  11. Participates as member of health care team to ensure that needed equipment, supplies and logs are available, clean, functional and up to date.
  12. Provides radiological services in accordance with scope of practice and state licensure.
  13. These services will be primarily to conduct tuberculosis surveillance i.e. digital single view chest xrays.
  14. Collect laboratory specimens as requested per IHSC policy and procedures.
  15. Administers medications and treatments as ordered/recommended in accordance with scope of practice and state licensure.
  16. Must adhere to practical nursing principals, procedures and techniques for appropriate patient care and take direction from registered nurses and onsite administrative personnel.
  17. Must adhere to medication administration guidelines, understand pharmaceutical agents and their desired effect recognize adverse effects and take appropriate corrective measures.
  18. Must appropriately document patient/resident encounters according to current standards of care using electronic health records.
  19. Performs record keeping functions in accordance with program policies and position.
  20. Maintains functional proficiency and ease of use utilizing electronic health records as required by, and appropriate to, position.
  21. Completes and passes all discipline specific competencies testing, initially and annually.
  22. Completes all initial, annual and ad hoc training as required/assigned.
  23. Maintains patient confidentiality, and confidentiality of medical records, in compliance with the Privacy Act and HIPAA regulations in all work activities.
  24. Adheres to, and maintains awareness of, IHSC Policies, Procedures, Directives, Operational
  25. Memoranda and accreditation standards as prescribed by ICE/IHSC.
  26. Adheres to, and participates in, IHSC’s Safety, Prevention, Infection and Control, Quality Improvement, Patient Education and other programs and collateral duties as appropriate to position.
  27. Attends and participates in general/medical staff meetings.
  28. Other duties as assigned.

    1. Strong oral and written communication skills.
    2. Excellent interpersonal skills.
    3. Critical thinking skills
    4. Cultural competency.
    5. Integrity and honesty.
    6. Verbal and written proficiency in Spanish (preferred, not required).
    7. Experience in a detention/correctional or residential healthcare setting (preferred, not required).


Degree issuing institution and or program must be accredited by an entity recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

  1. Graduate from an approved, accredited Vocational/Practical Nurse program located in a State, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory.
  2. Must have a minimum of one year experience in a hospital, medical office or outpatient clinical setting.


  1. Maintains current, active and unrestricted LVN/LPN license by the state in which the duty station is located. Any changes to license must be reported to employer immediately.
  2. This position does not require privileging by IHSC.
  3. Maintains BLS for Healthcare Providers® certification through the American Heart Association.

  1. Ability and proficiency to properly use equipment, materials and supplies in simple diagnostic and treatment procedures.
  2. Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-lingual environment.
  3. Ability to utilize telephonic interpreter/translation services to complete assigned duties if not fluent in a language the patient understands.
  4. Ability to adapt to sudden changes in schedules and flexibility in work requirements.
  5. Ability to communicate proficiently in English (verbal and written) in order to develop positive rapport with patients, co-workers and other stakeholders.
  6. Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships in a multidisciplinary environment.
  7. Ability to navigate in an electronic work environment including electronic health records, web based training and communications.
  8. Knowledge of, and moderate proficiency in, common Microsoft Office programs, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and SharePoint.
  9. Knowledge of regulations (HIPAA/Privacy Act) regarding the confidentiality of patient medical records and information as well as Personally Identifiable Information (PII).


  1. Required to walk unaided at a normal pace for up to 10 minutes and maintain balance.
  2. Required to respond to any medical emergency within 4 minutes, where a fast walk or jog may be necessary to provide assistance.
  3. Required to perform CPR/emergency care standing or kneeling.
  4. Must have the ability to assist sick, injured or aging detainees or staff exiting the building during an emergency (may require lifting, dragging, wheeling or carrying someone who weighs significantly more than self).
  5. Must be able to see, hear and smell with or without the use of aides if necessary (exceptions on a case by case basis).
  6. Must easily alternate between kneeling and standing.
  7. Must be able to lift, push, or carry 30 pounds.
  8. Must perform the duties in a stressful and often austere environment without physical limitations.
  9. Must be capable of standing on hard services (cement floors) for long periods of time.


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