Registered Nurse (RN) at FDC SeaTac

Location: Seattle, WA, United States
Date Posted: 08-10-2018
Global Empire, LLC (GHG) is a Healthcare Staffing Company specialized in providing reliable and qualified healthcare professionals for Government contracts nationwide.
We are seeking an experienced Registered Nurse (RN) for an available contract opportunity to provide services at the  Federal Detention Center  SeaTac located in SeaTac, Washington
Available Position: Registered Nurse (RN)

Place of Performance: The Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Federal Detention Center, 2425 South 200th Street, SeaTac, Washington 98198
Facility Information:  The Federal Detention Center (FDC) - Sea Tac in Seattle, Washington, is an administrative facility housing male and female inmates. FDC SeaTac is located 12 miles south of Seattle and 16 miles north of Tacoma, 1 mile west of Interstate 5 (200th Street exit).
Work Schedule:  The contract personnel shall work 40 hours per week, working eight (8) hours per day, five (5) days per week, including Federal Holidays.  Work hours will normally be between 6:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. -  10:30 p.m. with a 30-minute unpaid lunch break.   These hours may be adjusted to meet the needs of the institution. 
Basic Scope of Work (includes but it is not limited to):
  • Provide direct patient care services in accordance with legal, ethical, agency and institutional standards through the evaluation of patients and therapeutic treatment as ordered by Health Services clinical staff;
  • Performs a broad range of therapeutic measures such as care for patients with varying health problems, i.e., chronic diseases, comorbidities, chronic pain, wound management,patient education, end-of-life care, interventions for acute care needs;
  • Implements established protocols and standing orders for handling inmate complaints during sick call and initiates emergency care as needed according to institution policy;
  • Perform nursing duties within the scope of the current licensure;
  • Develops and performs a nursing assessment for each patient, to include planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing care;
  • May assess and identify high risk symptoms/behaviors in patients, to include suicidal risk, homicidal risk and risk for verbal, physical or sexual abuse;
  • Interviews new inmate arrivals and completes medical intake screenings with health history and records/documents findings;
  • Must complete written or electronic medical record documentation in an accurate, well-organized and timely manner;
  • Ability to competently utilize specialized monitoring equipment including, but not limited to, EKG machines, blood pressure equipment, vital signs machines, cardiac monitors, glucometers, automatic external defibrillators, IV infusions pumps, laboratory equipment, traction/brace equipment, etc.;
  • May have responsibility for reviewing laboratory data and facilitating review of the results with a physician or Advanced Practice Provider (APP), and notifies a physician or APP when panic laboratory values are received;
  • Administer medications as prescribed i.e., by mouth, intradermally, subcutaneously, intravenously, or intramuscularly;
  • Assist with distribution of medications at pill line and/or insulin line;
  • Monitor and evaluate the response to therapy
  • Perform Tuberculin skin testing, and interpret and document results;
  • Perform venipuncture for the purpose of obtaining laboratory specimens;
  • Perform and record diagnostic testing, i.e., venipuncture for laboratory studies, visual acuity testing, EKGs (per orders from APPs or physicians);
  • Process lab work, to include filing on a daily basis;
  • Ensure all sharps (needles, syringes, vacutainers, butterflies, suture needles) are secured, accounted for, stored and disposed of according to institutional and national policy;
  • Assist the APPs and physicians in the management and oversight of chronic care clinics;
  • Possess knowledge of treatment of chronic health problems, i.e., hypertension, diabetes, and asthma;
  • Initiate emergency care as needed according to established institutional protocols and community standards;
  • Maintain patient privacy and confidentiality;
  • Adhere to infection control policies and procedures;
  • Knowledge of mental health disorders and must have the ability to screen for gross mood changes;
  • Ability to provide basic first aid, prevention care, and guidance in treating a variety of common illnesses/injuries;
  • Perform duties as required to be assigned, but accept only those nursing assignments which are commensurate with his/her educational preparation, training, experience, and nursing licensure laws.
Position Requirements/Qualifications
  1. License: The Registered Nurse shall possess and provide evidence of a current and unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse, and must maintain current licensure as a Registered Nurse from within any state, or territory, of the United States.
  2. Education: The Registered Nurse must have graduated from an accredited Registered Nursing school or program.   
  3. Certifications: The Registered Nurse shall possess and provide evidence of current Health Care Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from the American Heart Association, or Red Cross.
  4. Experience: One year, or more, of experience in a correctional environment is preferred, but not required.
  5. Attire: The contract personnel is expected to wear professional clothing while on duty (scrub uniforms are approved).   The attire worn shall also be appropriate for the correctional environment in which the contract personnel will be performing.
Ana Rowling
Recruiter Manager
2151 Linglestown Road, Suite 180 ‚óŹ Harrisburg, PA 17110
Inquiries about this position must be sent by email.
GHG is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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