Licensed Practical Nurse, Sheriff’s Office – Adult Jail
ABOUT THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE:
The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County.
ABOUT THE COUNTY:
We know where you choose to live, work and play matters. Deschutes County is one of the largest employers in Central Oregon and the largest municipal government in the region. Our dedicated and passionate workforce of more than 1,200 employees provide County services in a number of departments, divisions, and offices.
Located in the heart of Central Oregon, between the towering Cascade Mountain Range to the west and the high desert plateau to the east, Deschutes County is the outdoor recreation capital of Oregon. We enjoy a renowned quality of life, with big-city opportunities and small-town neighborhoods.
We hope you'll consider joining our talented team.
ABOUT THE JOB
Deschutes County is accepting applications for Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) for the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office - Adult Jail. This position acts as a member of the Sheriff's Office medical team and provides basic direct practical nursing care to Adults in Custody (AIC) in the Adult Jail. Incumbent receives procedural instructions for assisting in the delivery of patient healthcare services through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation, regarding the scope and approach to medical care to ensure patients' physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
- Completes health assessments on individuals when admitted to the Adult Jail; evaluate, observe and report physical and mental health conditions.
- Provides assistance to registered nurses or medical providers as needed.
- Preparing accurate written documentation, records of nursing care given and patient progress notes.
What You Will Bring:
Knowledge of or experience with:
- Nursing practices and principles as applied to licensed practical nursing.
- Principles and practices of general office administration, file management, record keeping, case management, and records management.
- Clinical processes and procedures including scheduling, paperwork, and assisting other professionals.
- Interview and assess physical information of clients.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
*This posting is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but rather constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function.
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$4,364.76 to $5,849.19 per month for a 173.33 hour work month. Excellent County benefit package when eligible. This union-represented position is available immediately.
Our robust health plan is offered at a minimal cost of $90 per month, which includes an innovative on-site clinic, pharmacy, and wellness and wellbeing services. Additionally, we include life insurance, retirement (PERS), generous paid time-off (14-18 hours/month to start, pro-rated for part-time), holidays, and professional development opportunities. Please click HERE for full benefit details.
This posting has been extended until filled.
- Completion of an accredited Licensed Practical Nurse program;
- AND one (1) year of related experience;
- OR any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills and knowledge to perform the essential functions of the job.
Possession of State of Oregon license as a Practical Nurse upon date of hire.
Necessary Special Requirements
Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Oregon driver's license within 30 days of hire date. The employment offer will be contingent upon presentation of an acceptable and verifiable driver's license, pre-employment screening for criminal history, driving history, and controlled substances (NOTE: Positive test results for marijuana use may result in rescission of a contingent offer of employment). This screening must be completed with satisfactory findings in order for a formal offer of employment to be extended.
Must pass a pre-qualifying driving record review and criminal history background.
- A current driver's license and the state of origin are required. Candidates who wish to be considered for this position must include an accurate driver's license number and state of origin on their application under the Personal Information section.
- Background Investigation: A successful candidate who receives a conditional job offer will complete a full background investigation and interview.
Excellent County benefit package when eligible.
Deschutes County offers eligible employees a comprehensive health care package that covers medical, prescription, dental, and vision coverage for employees and their eligible dependents at a minimal cost of $90 per month. Coverage becomes effective the first of the month following 1 month of employment. Included in the health care package is the Deschutes Onsite Clinic (DOC), which provides a wide range of health, wellness, and primary care services to employees and their dependents. The DOC offers convenient hours and no out-of-pocket costs to patients. The DOC Pharmacy is a full service pharmacy available to employees and dependents to have their prescriptions filled at a discounted co-pay. In addition to the health care package, Deschutes County provides a generous and comprehensive benefits program to eligible employees.
Employer paid benefit offerings include:
- Life Insurance for employee and dependents
- Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
- Long-term Disability Insurance
- Employee Assistance Program
- Retirement Program through Oregon PERS
- Time Management Leave
Employee paid voluntary benefit offerings include:
- 125 Flexible Spending Program
- 457 Deferred Compensation Program
- Supplemental Life and Accident Insurance
To learn more about Deschutes County's generous benefit offerings, please visit www.deschutes.org/hr and click on Employee Benefits.