Licensed Practical Nurse

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$54,421.54 - $90,701.94 Annually
Posted
Aug 27, 2022
Closes
Oct 05, 2022
Ref
22-02461
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Fairfax County Sheriff's Office is committed to providing world-class public safety with honor, courage, and a dedication to service. The Fairfax County Sheriff's Office is the largest Sheriff's Office in Virginia with over 600 professional men and women. We serve a population of over 1.1 million citizens in one of the most diverse counties in the nation. We are looking for medical professionals who want to contribute to the outstanding quality of life that Fairfax County residents currently enjoy. Works as a member of the Medical Services Branch located in the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. As an individual and team contributor, provides patients with routine and emergency health care.
  • Duties may include obtaining health histories on newly incarcerated patients and, when necessary, making referrals of patients to the staff physician, nurse practitioner, dentist, mental health professional, or specialist in alcohol and/or drug abuse treatment.
  • Performs care tasks under the authority of and as determined by a Physician, Nurse Practitioner or Registered Nurse.
  • Provides routine patient care, care coordination, and supports patient’s activities of daily living.
  • Prepares and administers medications.
  • Utilizes standard screening tools and health measures and refers further assessment requirements to a Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner or Physician.
  • Conducts routine medical and lab tests.
  • Performs other duties as assigned for the Medical Branch of the Sheriff’s Office.

Schedule: The incumbent will be assigned to 12.5 hours shift on a squad schedule, will work 15 days per month, equal to 87.5 hours per two-week pay period. (Day shift from 6:30 am - 7:00 pm and Night shift from 6:30 pm to 7:00 am). The incumbent will receive additional pay, such as night and evening differential, foreign language stipend, holidays, environmental stipend. May receive annual performance increases as allowed by the county budget.

Note: Multiple positions will be filled using this advertisement.

BONUS: This position includes a signing bonus for new hires of $2000 (full-time) or $1000 (part-time).

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)
  • Provides nursing services to individuals in clinics, offices;
  • Administers medications and performs treatments;
  • Performs appropriate height, weight, and head circumference measurements;
  • Performs Snellen (eye chart), Ishihara vision (color);
  • Administers immunizations under the supervision of a licensed medical practitioner or registered professional nurse;
  • Solicits contraindications and medical history prior to each injection;
  • Assists in pharmacy organization;
  • Performs necessary laboratory tests and/or specimen collections per agency protocol (e.g., venipuncture; finger, foot, and heel stick; blood pressure checks; and urine testing);
  • Records and reports testing and specimen collection findings;
  • Prepares lab specimens collected for shipment to other labs;
  • Maintains a neat clinic area, assuring supply room is properly stocked and organized and that equipment is cleaned, sterilized and maintained in good working order.


Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
  • Knowledge of practical nursing skills gained through an accredited practical nursing program;
  • Skill in performing technical nursing procedures (e.g., injections, venipuncture, blood pressure screening);
  • Ability to identify questionable test findings;
  • Ability to perform CPR or perform emergency treatment for life-threatening conditions;
  • Ability to elicit sufficient pertinent medical information from a client and record a medical history that is complete and accurate;
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with clients and staff members.


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduation from an accredited Practical Nursing program; plus, two years of experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 2 year/associates degree
  • 4 year/bachelor’s degree

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Possession of current license or a multistate licensure privilege to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the Commonwealth of Virginia;

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

The appointee to this position must submit to a criminal background check, polygraph exam, and psychological exam to the satisfaction of the employer.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Duties are performed in a correctional facility medical environment. Ability to respond appropriately in emergency situations. Maintain physical requirements needed to perform duties. Employee is required to walk, stand, sit, bend, kneel, reach, climb stairs and carry equipment up to 25 pounds in weight. Uses hands to grasp, handle or feel. Visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor. Ability to operate keyboard driven equipment.

Position frequently communicates and must be able to exchange accurate information with others verbally and in writing. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview; may include exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314.

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