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Colorado Department Of Corrections CDOC Licensed Practical Nurse in Ordway, Colorado

$1,000 Sign-on-bonus is now being offered by the Division of ClinicalServices for new hires. Sign-on bonuses will be based on successfulcompletion of the CDOC Training Academy (CTA), and successfulperformance reviews and evaluations. Breakout as shown below:$250.00 - Graduation of CTA$250.00 - 6 Month Performance Review$500.00 - 1 Year Performance Evaluation**********************************Who May Apply: Residents and non-residents of the state of Colorado whomeet the minimum requirements listed on this announcement.The mission of the Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC) is "Toprotect the citizens of Colorado by holding offenders accountable and engagingthem in opportunities to make positive behavioral changes and become lawabiding, productive citizens"Our vision..."Building a safer Colorado for today and tomorrow" ***********************If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference and build greaterpublic confidence in good government, consider joining the dedicated peopleof the State of Colorado. Our professionals strive to support state governmentand the citizens of Colorado. Customer service is a key component for everyposition in state government as is the focus on ideas and ways to redesign thedelivery of services in making state government more effective and efficient.In addition to a great agency and rewarding, meaningful work, we offer:Distinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the state system;Strong, secure, yet flexible Retirement Benefits including PERA DefinedBenefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401K and 457 plans;Medical and Dental health plans;Paid life insurance;Short and long-term disability coverage;10 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick time;Wellness program, tuition reimbursement, training opportunities and more.Description of JobCurrent vacancies: Canon City, Denver, Limon and Sterling; however weare accepting applications for all locations. The eligibility list createdfrom this posting will be used to fill current and future vacancies throughoutthe state (Crowley, Buena Vista, Canon City, Delta, Denver,Limon, Pueblo, Rifle, Sterling and Trinidad).This position provides skilled nursing care for the incarcerated offender ineither an outpatient clinic, infirmary, or specialized cell house settingfor acute care, chronic support and emergency interventions. LPN's areresponsible for, but not limited to, the following:Documents in an accurate and timely manner to provide comprehensive offendermedical records;Provides standardized patient education within established nursing guidelines;Transcribes medical orders and reports at change of shifts;Preserves confidentiality;Provides physical care and treatments, administers medications,collaborates on treatment plans, employs infection control measures,provides referral to appropriate Clinical Services staff for new arrivals,crisis intervention, interviews and triages offenders, and performsinstruction and orientation;Assists physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners withminor medical and surgical procedures;Ensures ordering and restocking of medications and supplies;May occasionally be required to participate in restraining an offenderprimarily for medical reasons;Delivering PO, IM, IV, SQ, SL medications to offenders in medicationlines, infirmaries, specialized cell houses, and PRN;Observes and reports the physical and emotional condition of offendersincluding the effectiveness of medications and treatments during sick lineemergencies;Promotes and is accountable for safety and security of the clinicalenvironment through conscientious observations and sensitive item/contrabandcontrol including counting syringes, needles, narcotics, instruments,and key control;Operates a variety of clinical equipment dictated by the type of equipmentavailable in the assigned work unit;Knowledgeable about all Life Safety policies and procedures applicable to theassigned work unit;Informs supervisor of any