STG International Inc. Licensed Vocational/Practical Nurse in El Paso, Texas
Licensed Vocational/Practical Nurse
STG International is accepting resumes of qualified candidates for the LVN/LPN position to work full-time providing health care to detainees in custody in support of ICE Health Service Corps at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Medical Facility.
INTRODUCTION:The ICE Health Services Corps (IHSC) exists within the organizational structure of the UnitedStates Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations(ERO) under the supervision of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps Officers, civil service staff and contractors comprise the healthcare professionals working together to provide quality healthcare services. IHSC serves as the medical experts for ICE for detainee health care.
MISSION:IHSC’s mission is to provide medical care to maintain the health of individuals in the custody ofICE through an integrated health care delivery system, based on nationally recognizedcorrectional, detention and residential health care standards. The Agency is committed toproviding healthcare services to protect the nation’s health, reduce global disease and providemedical support for the law enforcement mission of the safe apprehension, enforcement andremoval of detained individuals involved in immigration proceedings. IHSC is committed toensuring a system of care that is ethical, responsible, and accountable through rigoroussurveillance and monitoring activities.MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:1. Provides direct care to patients within discipline Scope of Practice and performs functions inaccordance with current accepted practice, licensure, certification, credentialing and or grantedprivileges.2. Provides treatment of persons throughout the life span as appropriate to discipline andfacility 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 careplans 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 andappropriately refers abnormal findings or responses or stated medical problems to the RN, midlevelprovider or physician.7. Maintains safety when dispensing medications and is continually cognizant of the potentialhazards 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-siteproviders 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 andlogs are available, clean, functional and up to date.12. Provides radiological services in accordance with scope of practice and state licensure. Theseservices will be primarily to conduct tuberculosis surveillance i.e. digital single view chest xrays.13. Collect laboratory specimens as requested per IHSC policy and procedures.14. Administers medications and treatments as ordered/recommended in accordance with scopeof practice and state licensure.15. Must adhere to practical nursing principals, procedures and techniques for appropriate patientcare and take direction from registered nurses and onsite administrative personnel.16. Must adhere to medication administration guidelines, understand pharmaceutical agents andtheir desired effect recognize adverse effects and take appropriate corrective measures.17. Must appropriately document patient/resident encounters according to current standards ofcare using electronic health records.18. Performs record keeping functions in accordance with program policies and position.19. Maintains functional proficiency and ease of use utilizing electronic health records asrequired by, and appropriate to, position.20. Completes and passes all discipline specific competencies testing, initially and annually.21. Completes all initial, annual and ad hoc training as required/assigned.22. Maintains patient confidentiality, and confidentiality of medical records, in compliance withthe Privacy Act and HIPAA regulations in all work activities.23. Adheres to, and maintains awareness of, IHSC Policies, Procedures, Directives, OperationalMemoranda and accreditation standards as prescribed by ICE/IHSC.24. Adheres to, and participates in, IHSC’s Safety, Prevention, Infection and Control, QualityImprovement, Patient Education and other programs and collateral duties as appropriate toposition.25. Attends and participates in general/medical staff meetings.26. Other duties as assigned.
DUTY HOURS/ON-CALL REQUIREMENTS:IHSC operates 365/24/7 you may be required to respond telephonically during emergency callback roster activation.1. This full time position requires availability to work day, evening and night shifts.Availability during weekends and holidays is also required.2. On-call availability is not required for this position.
SECURITY REQUIREMENTS:1. The Department of Homeland Security’s Personnel Security Unit (PSU) must render aPreliminary Favorable Fitness Determination to be considered a qualified candidate.2. A Complete Favorable Fitness Determination must be rendered by PSU upon completion ofinitial and subsequent background investigations to meet the requirements of this position.
ATTRIBUTES AND PROFESSIONAL QUALITIES:1. Strong oral and written communication skills.2. Excellent interpersonal skills.3. Critical thinking skills4. 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, notrequired).
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:Degree issuing institution and or program must be accredited by an entity recognized by the U.S.Department of Education1. Graduate from an approved, accredited Vocational/Practical Nurse program located in aState, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory.2. Must have a minimum of one year experience in a hospital, medical office or outpatientclinical setting.
REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:1. Maintains current, active and unrestricted LVN/LPN license by the state in which the dutystation 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 HeartAssociation.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:1. Ability and proficiency to properly use equipment, materials and supplies in simplediagnostic 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 notfluent 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 developpositive rapport with patients, co-workers and other stakeholders.6. Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships in a multidisciplinaryenvironment.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 patientmedical records and information as well as Personally Identifiable Information (PII).
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: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 jogmay 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 buildingduring an emergency (may require lifting, dragging, wheeling or carrying someone who weighssignificantly 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 physicallimitations.9. Must be capable of standing on hard services (cement floors) for long periods of time.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:This is a contract position and supervisory controls will be set forth by the contract vendor.Technical oversight will be provided by the Government Technical Monitor (GTM).
STG International, Inc (STGi) is a workforce solutions company providing comprehensive healthcare delivery, Head Start and management consulting services and human capital solutions help our clients. Our services and solutions help our clients sustain and enhance their operations to better accomplish their mission.STGi offers a competitive benefits package which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k with company match and a generous PTO policy.
El Paso, Texas, United States