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Registered Nurse - Dilley, Texas (RN #)

Location
Dilley, Texas
Job Type
Full Time
Posted
30 Sep 2021
Other opening in Dilley, Texas. STG International is accepting resumes of qualified candidates for the Registered Nurse position to work full-time providing medical 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 United
States 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 of
ICE through an integrated health care delivery system, based on nationally recognized
correctional, detention and residential health care standards. The Agency is committed to
providing healthcare services to protect the nation's health, reduce global disease and provide
medical support for the law enforcement mission of the safe apprehension, enforcement and
removal of detained individuals involved in immigration proceedings. IHSC is committed to
ensuring a system of care that is ethical, responsible, and accountable through rigorous
surveillance and monitoring activities.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  1. Provides direct care to patients within discipline Scope of Practice and performs functions in
    accordance with current accepted practice, licensure, certification, credentialing and or granted
    privileges.
    2. Provides treatment of persons throughout the life span as appropriate to discipline and
    facility setting.
    3. May be expected to respond to and or coordinate response to medical emergencies. Must
    appropriately document patient/resident encounters electronically according to current standards
    of care using electronic health records.
    4. Provides supervision of Licensed Vocational/Practical Nurses, as assigned.
    5. Evaluates health care needs of residents and develops nursing care plans to meet those needs.
    6. Provides assessment and treatment of residents during sick call utilizing the IHSC RN
    Guidelines and refers to mid-level provider and/or physician as appropriate.
    7. Provides screening of residents during intake per IHSC established policies and procedures.
    8. Obtains residents' medical histories and appropriately refers abnormal findings or responses
    or stated medical problems to the physician and/ or mid-level provider.
    9. Draws labs as requested and collects laboratory specimens.
    10. Destroys and properly disposes of all sharps to include but not limited to needles and
    syringes according to hazardous waste, infection control and safety guidance.
    11. Assists in the disposal of biologically hazardous wastes on a regular basis as needed.
    12. Administers medications, immunizations, education or other needed treatments as
    ordered/recommended.
    13. Adheres to professional nursing principals, procedures and techniques for appropriate patient
    care and take direction from onsite administrative personnel.
    14. Adheres to medication administration guidelines, understand pharmaceutical agents and their
    desired effects recognize adverse effects and take appropriate corrective measures as needed.
    15. Maintains safety when dispensing medications and is continually cognizant of the potential
    hazards of drug hoarding and trafficking among residents.
    16. Provide patient/resident health education as appropriate
    17. Coordinates health care needs of residents with multidisciplinary team members and
    coordinates referrals to off-site providers as required.
    18. Participates as member of multidisciplinary team to ensure that equipment, supplies and logs
    are available, correct and updated. Ensures all equipment is functional and appropriately
    maintained according to manufacturer's requirements.
    19. Provides radiological services in accordance with scope of practice for practice state and
    IHSC Policies and Procedures. These services will be primarily to conduct tuberculosis
    surveillance i.e. digital single view chest x-rays.
    20. May serve as clinic coordinator to ensure effective and efficient clinical operations.
    21. May participate in peer reviews, Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance activities, Infection
    Control activities, investigations or other clinically significant activities onsite.
    22. Performs record keeping functions in accordance with program policies and position.
    23. Maintains functional proficiency and ease of use utilizing electronic health records as
    required by, and appropriate to, position.
    24. Completes and passes all discipline specific competencies testing, initially and annually.
    25. Completes all initial, annual and ad hoc training as required/assigned.
    26. Maintains patient confidentiality, and confidentiality of medical records, in compliance with
    the Privacy Act and HIPAA regulations in all work activities.
    27. Adheres to, and maintains awareness of, IHSC Policies, Procedures, Directives, Operational
    Memoranda and accreditation standards as prescribed by ICE/IHSC.
    28. Adheres to, and participates in, IHSC's Safety, Prevention, Infection and Control, Quality
    Improvement, Patient Education and other programs and collateral duties as appropriate to
    position.
    29. Attends and participates in general/medical staff meetings.
    30. Other duties as assigned.
DUTY HOURS/ON-CALL REQUIREMENTS:
IHSC operates 365/24/7 you may be required to respond telephonically during emergency call
back 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 a
Preliminary Favorable Fitness Determination to be considered a qualified candidate.
2. A Complete Favorable Fitness Determination must be rendered by PSU upon completion of
initial and subsequent background investigations to meet the requirements of this position.
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 jog
may 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 building
during an emergency (may require lifting, dragging, wheeling or carrying someone who weighs
significantly 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 physical
limitations.
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).
Required Skills
ATTRIBUTES AND PROFESSIONAL QUALITIES:
1. Strong oral and written communication skills.
2. Excellent interpersonal skills.
3. Critical thinking skills
4. 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, not
required).
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Degree issuing institution and or program must be accredited by an entity recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education
1. Graduate from an associate's or baccalaureate nursing program for Registered Nurses located
in a State, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory accredited by The Accreditation
Commission For Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing
Education (CCNE).
2. Minimum one (1) year of professional experience as a licensed registered nurse in a hospital,
medical office or residential setting.
REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:
1. Current, full and unrestricted licensed as Registered Nurse in the state in which the duty
station 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 Heart
Association.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
1. Ability to properly use equipment, materials and supplies in simple diagnostic 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 not
fluent in a language the patient understands.
4. Ability to adapt to sudden changes in schedules and flexibility in work requirements.
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Details

  • Job Reference: 384701643-2
  • Date Posted: 30 September 2021
  • Employer: STG International Inc
  • Location: Dilley, Texas
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Nursing, Other
  • Job Type: Full Time