Lincoln CountyNorth Platte 69101
Full Time
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Correction Health Licensed Practical Nurse

Lincoln County
Full Time Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, 302 N Jeffers St, North Platte, NE 69101, United States


$5,000 Hiring Bonus

Your job in the department is to . . . 

Provide standard nursing care to patients within the correctional facility. Respond to day-to-day medical issues with each patient and to medical emergencies. Must be able to work within a correctional facility environment and treat patients with respect.

Your job also involves . . .

Providing direct care and treatment to patients of the correctional facility. Promoting health through education. Assisting in the operation of the health care unit and in the development, direction, coordination, and evaluation of services.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities


Operates from established and well-known procedures as documented in the policy and procedures of Lincoln County

Corrections Health. Decisions are made within written standing orders. Work is performed under the direction of the licensed Medical Provider.

Typical Qualifications

Minimum Education Level 

Associates and/or Professional Certification

Specifics: Completion of a Licensed Practical Nursing certificate program.

Minimum Experience Level


Specifics: Experience as an LPN is not required however, 3 years’ experience as a non-licensed or licensed caregiver preferred.

Compensation Note: Added financial incentive will be given to LPNs with an AA or BS degree from an accredited university. Those with verified translation abilities are also eligible for additional incentive.

Substitution Note: Any satisfactory combination of experience and training which clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the above-described duties.

Driver’s License

Oregon Driver's License required

Specifics: Valid Oregon driver’s license within 30 days of hire.

Other Licenses 

Professional License required 

Specifics: Must possess a valid license to practice in the State of Oregon as Licensed Practical Nurse as defined by statutes or administrative rules, which include but are not limited to ORS 678.010 to 678.360 at the time of appointment.  The employee is required to maintain current and active licensures and certifications, as applicable, and to provide the appropriate verifications at the time of renewals.

Desirable Qualifications:  Must be free of conviction of a crime designated under the law where the conviction occurred as being punishable as a felony or as a crime for which a maximum term of imprisonment of more than one (1) year may be imposed; or of violating any law involving the unlawful use, possession, delivery, or manufacture of a controlled substance, narcotic, or dangerous drug. Dishonorable or undesirable discharge from the military is cause for disqualification. Must be able to pass a law enforcement background check. A psychological assessment will also be administered.  Reside within two hours of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

Knowledge of:

  • All areas of general healthcare services, including medical record keeping practices.
  • The principles, practices, methods, and procedures of nursing as applied to primary care.
  • The uses and effects of medications, narcotics, and immunizations provided in a correctional facility; considerable knowledge of issues related to alcohol and drug abuse and psychopathology.
  • All clinical skills, including physical assessment and interpretation of lab tests.
  • Public health laws and regulations.

Skill or ability to:

  • Exercise considerable judgment, to recognize problems outside of this role and refer appropriately.
  • Work with a diverse population from young adults to geriatrics and analyze health problems.
  • Utilize community resources.
  • Identify community and individual health problems and to plan and administer solutions.
  • Plan and evaluate for a wide variety of health issues.
  • Administer medications and immunizations.
  • Interpret and apply written policies, procedures, protocols, directives, and guidelines.
  • Establish and maintain accurate, legible, and complete records of patient care, including chart documentation, objective data collection, treatment provided, evaluation of treatment effectiveness, patient education provided.
  • Learn new information quickly and adapt to changing situations.
  • Provide professional nursing care independently and courteously meet and deal with patients.
  • Prioritize work within the Corrections Health Service office to meet numerous deadlines.
  • Function as a member of the healthcare team to collaborate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of integrated client-centered plans of care. 
  • Carry out physicians/dentists/nurse practitioners, and physicians’ assistant orders.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of privileged information including confidentiality of records as well as deal with sensitive issues, such as HIV testing and counseling, pregnancy testing and counseling.
  • Interact with others, be aware of safety and security issues, be cognizant of surroundings and possible dangerous situations, and perform mobility requirements of the position.
  • Respond to medical emergencies in a potentially hazardous and life-threatening environment.
  • Perform multiple tasks simultaneously and thrive in dynamic fast-paced environments and under pressure.
  • Work alone in satellite offices. 
  • Prepare information for and testify in court cases.
  • Maintain awareness of safety regulations and procedures at all times. And the ability to work with inmates.
  • Convey information, ideas, and facts both orally and in writing to supervisors, colleagues, and individuals, inside and outside the county, using language and a format the audience will best understand.   
  • Utilize computers and other technology to communicate in written and verbal forms (e.g., word processing, texts, emails, spreadsheets, department-specific software).
  • Effectively relate well with others, including supervisors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the county. Exhibit a professional manner in dealing with others and working to maintain constructive working relationships.  
  • Take personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Show up to work on time, and follow instructions, policies, and procedures. Meet productivity standards, deadlines, and work schedules.   
  • Convey information, ideas, and facts both orally and in writing to supervisors, colleagues, and individuals, inside and outside the county, using language and a format the audience will best understand.