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Cheshire County is an
Equal Opportunity Employer

For all positions, except where noted, contact
Stephanie Jardine
(603) 399-7378
hrassist@co.cheshire.nh.us

Forward resumes and applications to:
Stephanie Jardine
201 River Road
Westmoreland,
NH  03467

Fax
(603)
399-7369

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 Position Title:  Wraparound Care Coordinator                                 
Department:
System of Care

Reports to:
Care Management Manager/Process Coordinator
Date: November 3, 2016

Salary: 4M $17.14-24.23 per hour
  
                                               
Hours: 40/week 

Cheshire County Government is seeking to hire 3 full time wraparound care coordinators to join the Monadnock Region System of Care Project.

General Summary

The Wraparound Care Coordinator provides family-centered planning facilitation, develops plans of care driven by the strengths and needs of the child, youth, and family/primary caregiver, obtains targeted support services, and monitors the provision and outcomes of plan so that the child or youth and family can be successful at home, at school, and in the community.  To be effective, the coordinators will work with children/youth in their homes and communities, incorporate the entire family and their natural supports in planning process, focus on the child’s and family’s strengths, and demonstrate cultural and linguistic competence.

Essential Job Functions

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Maintains a caseload of up to 15 children/youth and their families.
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Engage children/youth and families in New Hampshire Wraparound process to identify their unmet needs, functional strengths and individual supports that are vital to improving the daily functioning.
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Develops and supports a family based Plan of Care in accordance with New Hampshire Wraparound manual and curriculum.
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Coordinates and monitors service between agencies to meet the identified individual needs.
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Supports child/youth and the family in meeting the needs and objectives of their Plan of Care, which includes weekly face-to face wraparound planning and team meetings
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Assists youth and family in identifying natural supports and community based opportunities and activities (sports, arts, clubs, and volunteerism) that nurture strengths, skills, and resilience, and provide support for youth and family to be fully engaged in their community.
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Establishes a trusting relationship with the child/youth and family.
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Schedules, coordinates and facilitates family team wraparound meetings.
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Adheres to the New Hampshire Wraparound Model to maintain the highest fidelity in service to those values and principles.
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Develops cooperative working relationships with all the agencies serving the child/youth and family
·        
Complete all paperwork and enter all appropriate case specific information into the data system.
·        
Adheres to ethical, required reporting, and confidentiality standards as required by state laws and New Hampshire Wraparound standards.

Qualifications/Education/Training

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A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university in related field.
·        
A minimum of two years’ experience, preferably in health care, social services, behavioral health care, social work, human services, or education, with care management experience.
·        
A high school diploma or equivalency; and a) was a participant in, or is a direct caregiver, or was a direct caregiver of an individual who received services from a public child and family-serving system; and b) meets the training and certification requirements for the care coordinator.

Knowledge/Skills/Experience

·         Facilitation skills, including conflict and group management.

·         Excellent oral and written communication skills

·         Knowledge of and experience with children’s behavioral health systems, services and supports is preferred

·         Understanding of culturally and linguistically appropriate services is preferred. 

Other Duties and Responsibilities

·        
Adheres to County and program policies and procedures.
·        
Extensive regional travel required. Occasional statewide travel and attendance at out-of-state Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration conference required. 

Please mail a resume and cover letter to the attention of Dennis Calcutt, Project Director
 
at 12 Court Street, Keene, NH 03431 or email directly to dcalcutt@co.cheshire.nh.us

 


Department:     Nursing
Job Title:
         Ward Aide
Rate of Pay:
     Grade 2 $10.32*
Job Status:
       Permanent
Shift hours:
      2 Full Time Position: 7:00am-3:00pm 40 hrs/wk, every other weekend                                               

GENERAL SUMMARY:

·         Under the supervision of the Staff Nurse, responsible for assisting residents and staff with non-direct resident care activities.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

·         Prepares dining room for meals.
·        
Ensures adaptive equipment is available for residents.
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Serves meal trays, assists with tray preparation, removes trays after meals.
·        
Completes Appetite Records.
·        
Clears dining room after meals.
·        
Reports appetites less than 25% to nursing staff.
·        
Returns food carts to kitchen area.          

For more information on this position, please contact Stephanie Jardine in Human Resources at 399-7378.

*Prior County experience may be considered when setting the rate of pay.
 


Department:     Nursing
Job Title:
        
MNA
Rate of Pay:
      Grade 7T  $ 15.63*
Job Status:
     
Permanent
Shift Hours:
    
1 Full Time Position: 3pm-11pm, 40 hrs/wk, every other weekend                                               

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the charge nurse, assists with routine prescribed medication administration and documentation in accordance with established nursing standards, and the policies, procedures, and practices of this facility.  Administers PRN medications upon the instruction of the delegating licensed nurse. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

·         Receive report at the beginning of shift with nurses. 
·        
Prepare, administer and chart oral, topical, suppository, nasal, ocular, and otc medications, as prescribed by the physician, and as directed by the delegating licensed nurse through shift assignment and Medication Administration Record (MAR).
·        
Document administration on the MAR.
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Administer PRN medications as prescribed by the physician, only as directed by the delegating licensed nurse. Delegating licensed nurse must be available to monitor the effects on the resident.  Documents same on MAR. 

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE/TRAINING REQUIRED:

·         Duties require knowledge of nursing assistance equivalent to completion of a high school diploma plus additional courses and up to one year of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
·        
Must be registered as a Licensed Nurse Assistant by the State of New Hampshire.
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Must have successfully completed a state approved Medication Nursing Assistant Program. 

For more information on this position, please contact Stephanie Jardine in Human Resources at 399-7378.

*Prior County experience may be considered when setting the rate of pay


Department:     Nursing
Job Title:
        
LNA
Rate of Pay:
      Grade 4 $11.66 Grade 5 $12.72 *
Job Status:
     
Permanent 

Shift Hours:      (2) Full Time Positions: 7:00am-3:00pm, 40 hrs/wk, every other weekend
                       
(1) Full Time Positions: 7:00am-3:00pm, Weekend Baylor Program
                        (5) Full Time Positions: 3:00pm-11:00pm, 40 hrs/wk, every other weekend

                       
(3) Full Time Positions:  3:00pm-11:00pm, Weekend Baylor Program
                       
(4) Full Time Positions: 11:00pm-7:00am, 40 hrs/wk, every other weekend
                       
(2) Full Time Positions: 11:00pm-7:00am, Weekend Baylor Program 

GENERAL SUMMARY:

·         Under the supervision of the LPN Charge Nurse or Staff Nurse, provides basic resident care and assists in the maintenance of the unit environment.
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Follows facility policies and procedures and the standards of the Nurse Practice Act of New Hampshire. 

Duties include but are not limited to:

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

·         Receives and gives report regarding assigned residents.
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Gives report to supervising nurse at the end of the shift.
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Receives assignments from RN or LPN. 
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Performs direct and indirect resident care activities as ordered and consistent with Maplewood policies and procedures. 

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE/TRAINING REQUIRED:

·         Duties require knowledge of nursing assistance equivalent to completion of a high school diploma plus additional courses and up to one year of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
·        
Must be registered as a Licensed Nurse Assistant by the State of New Hampshire.
·        
Must be thoroughly oriented to all facility policies and agree to comply with all facility policies. 

For more information on this position, please contact Stephanie Jardine in Human Resources at 399-7378.

*Prior County experience may be considered when setting the rate of pay



 Department:     Nursing
Job Title:
        
LPN/RN
Rate of Pay:
     Grade 4M $18.14 Grade 5M $22.05*
Job Status
:      
Permanent
Shift Hours:
     (5) Full Time Position: 3:00pm-11:00pm 40 hrs/wk, every other weekend
(1)  
Part Time Position: 11:00am-7:00pm 16 hrs/wk 

GENERAL SUMMARY:

·         Under the direction of the Nurse Manager or RN Supervisor, responsible for performing clinical and administrative duties on assigned floor.
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Supports the Nurse Manager or RN Supervisor in maintaining standards of resident care and maintaining policies and protocols to meet OBRA regulations for long term care. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

·         Accepts and gives shift report.
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Communicates unit problems and needs to the Nurse Manager, RN Supervisor or LPN Charge Nurse.
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Make rounds to evaluate the status of residents and determine resource needs.
·        
Performs resident assessments. 

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE/TRAINING REQUIRED:

·         Must be licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse by the State of New Hampshire.
·        
Must be thoroughly oriented to all facility policies and agree to comply with all facility policies.

·         Must attend mandatory in-services and retain registration with the State of New Hampshire.

 

Please contact Stephanie Jardine at 399-7378 for more information.

*Prior county experience may be considered when setting the rate of pay. 


Department: Nursing
Job Title:
Nursing Supervisor (RN)
Rate of Pay:
Grade 6M $24.33*
Job Status:
Permanent
Shift Hours:
1 Part Time Position: 11:00pm-7:00am 16 hrs/wk (can be made into a FULL TIME position with additional  hours being worked as a staff nurse.

 GENERAL SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Director of Nursing, plans, coordinates, manages, and evaluates resident care activities, nursing personnel, and unit operations on a designated shift.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

·         Sets objectives and standards for the shift.
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Evaluates residents’ status and unit activities at the beginning of each shift and assures an appropriate level of nursing staff are available to provide safe, high quality care.
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Evaluates resident’ status at the beginning of each shift.
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Participates in and assures appropriate assessment of residents.
·        
Coordinates and communicates information about care with residents and families. 

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE/TRAINING REQUIRED: 

·         Must have knowledge of administrative nursing techniques in a long term care setting equivalent to completion of an Associate’s degree plus additional professional level courses and three to five years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

·         Must be thoroughly oriented to all facility policies and agree to comply with all facility policies.

Please contact Stephanie Jardine at 399-7378 for more information.



Department: Environmental Services
Job Title:
Housekeeping Aide
Rate of Pay:
Grade 2 $10.32*
Job Status:
Permanent
Shift Hours:
      1 Full Time Position: 7:00am-3:00pm 40 hrs/wk Monday-Friday

2 Part Time Position: 7:00am-3:00pm 8-16 hrs/wk (Saturdays or Sundays)
     

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of the Housekeeping Supervisor, responsible for performing a wide range of cleaning duties in all areas of the Nursing Home, using specialized housekeeping equipment and chemicals in order to maintain a clean, safe, and aseptic environment for residents, staff, and the public..

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

·         Follows cleaning schedule as outlined for Housekeeping Department to include discharged/isolations cleaning procedures.
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Cleans all assigned building areas throughout the Nursing Home in a clean, neat, and sanitary manner and in accordance with established housekeeping procedures.
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Operates various types of cleaning equipment, both mechanical and electrical, in order to remove soils, stains, and other debris from assigned areas.

·         Cleans all resident rooms and corridors on a daily basis; disinfects when necessary; polishes where required.

For more information on this position, please contact Stephanie Jardine in Human Resources at 399-7378.

*Prior County experience may be considered when setting the rate of pay.


Department:          Dietary    
Job Title:
               Dietary Aide
Rate of Pay:
          Grade 2 $10.32*
Job Status:
          Permanent and Temporary
Shift hours:
          1 Part Time Position:  16hrs/wk - (2) 4pm-8pm shifts, and 12pm-8pm Every Other Weekend
                               
1 TEMPORARY Part Time Position: 28 hrs/wk 5:00am-1:00pm, Every Other Weekend
                               
1 Full Time Position: 40hrs/wk – 8am-4pm
                               
1 Part Time Position: 32hrs/wk – 12pm-8pm

   GENERAL SUMMARY:
Under the supervision of the Food Services Director, responsible for providing assistance with the preparation, set-up, and serving of scheduled meals
.

 ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

·         Obtains food and supplies as instructed.
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Performs cleaning duties in the kitchen and dining room; gathers dirty dishes from the resident floors; scrapes dishes, loads dishwashing machine; and puts away clean dishes.  Ensures a sanitized and clean environment.
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Works on the tray line; cuts up breakfast tickets.
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Assists in serving meals and loading food.
·       
Assists in setting up dining room, including setting up juices, butters, desserts, and breakfast and lunch specials for the following day. 

For more information on this position, please contact Stephanie Jardine in Human Resources at 399-7378.

*Prior County experience may be considered when setting the rate of pay.



Department: Department of Corrections (Dietary)
Job Title: Cook I
Job Status:
Permanent
Rate of Pay:
4T $11.66

Shift hours:  Part Time 24 hrs/wk 9:30am-5:30pm and every other weekend
                      
1 Full Time 40 hrs/wk 9.30am-5.30pm and every other weekend 

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of the Cook Supervisor, responsible for assisting with preparing food in accordance with standardized recipes, planned menus, and special diet orders. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

·         Maintains high standards of sanitation in food handling, storage, and the work environment.
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Set-up and keep stocked Staff Dining Deli/Salad Bar and Beverages.
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Sees that supplies are obtained from storage areas prior to meal production.  Uses only approved substitutions.
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Prepares or directs the preparation of all food served, following standard recipes and special diet orders.  Plans food production to coordinate with meal serving hours so that quality, temperature and appearance of food is preserved.
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May direct and assist in daily and scheduled cleaning duties of the department.  Sees that department complies with established sanitary standards.
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Monitor Inmate Tray line to insure portion and special diet accuracy.
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Monitors Inmate Kitchen Work Crews including Knife Cabinet sign in/out and Inmate Restroom check 3 times daily.  

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

·         Maintains good customer service values.
·        
Assists in maintaining good public relations.
·         Performs other related duties as required. 

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE/TRAINING REQUIRED:

Duties require knowledge of food preparation and distribution equivalent to completion of a high school diploma and up to one year of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Cheshire County’s policies and applicable laws. 

Supervises and instructs the inmate kitchen work crews in food handling and sanitation, including the use of utensils, dish room and pots/pans functions.  Informs inmates of Dietary rules and regulations and monitors compliance with same. 

For more information on this position, please contact Don Nason at the Department of Corrections at (603) 903-1695 or submit resume/application to 825 Marlboro Road, Keene NH 03431.

* Prior County experience may be considered when setting the rate of pay.



Department: Therapy
Job Title:
Speech Language Pathologist
Rate of Pay
: Grade 9M $31.90 – $45.08
Job Status:
Permanent
Shift Hours:
Full Time

GENERAL SUMMARY: 

Under the direction of the Director of Occupational Therapy, responsible for evaluating, treating, and monitoring residents’ abilities to safely consume nourishment and effectively communicate in their daily lives.  All responsibilities are in accordance with governmental, state, and facility practices and standards.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:* 

·         Organizes and conducts resident’s speech-language program to facilitate rehabilitation or habilitation of a resident. 

·         Consults with other members of the team in order to coordinate with other therapeutic/rehabilitative activities. 

·         Selects rehabilitative and therapeutic treatment based on evaluations; determines a treatment program appropriate for the resident.   

·         Works closely with Dietary and Occupational Therapy staff on program recommendations. 

Duties require knowledge of speech language pathology equivalent to completion of a Master’s degree and three to five years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  New Hampshire Allied Health Professional’s license to practice as a SLP required.  Must attend mandatory in-services and retain license with the State of New Hampshire.  

Contact Human Resources at 399-7317 or 399-7378 for an application and further information. 

*Prior County experience may be considered when setting the rate of pay.


The Cheshire County Sheriff’s Office in Keene, NH
is seeking per-diem Court Security Officers/Bailiffs.

Must possess a High School diploma or equivalent, valid driver’s license, have excellent communication skills, and must be able to successfully compete the required training. Applicant must undergo and pass an  extensive background investigation.  

Please stop by the Sheriff’s Office, 12 Court Street, Keene, NH for an application or you may download one from our website at www.co.cheshire.nh.us/sheriff.  

Application Deadline:  October 31, 2016. 

Submit completed applications with a cover letter to Cheshire County Sheriff’s Office, 12 Court Street, Keene, NH  03431 EOE


The County of Cheshire is looking to hire a Masters Level Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (MLADC)

with at least three (3) years of experience to provide case management and support therapy.  This individual will work within the County of Cheshire Behavioral Court Programs and will provide services to individuals who have a Substance Use Disorders and/or Mental Health Disorders and who are involved with Cheshire County Circuit and/or Superior Courts. 

Benefits package includes Competitive salary, Health Benefits, Paid Vacation, Medical and Dental Plans, a Retirement plan, and Tuition Reimbursement opportunities.  EEO.

Resumes with cover letters should be sent to S. Jardine, Director, Human Resources, 12 Court Street, Keene, NH 03431 or sent to hrassist@co.cheshire.nh.us.


CHESHIRE COUNTY

Clinical Coordinator for Cheshire County Drug Court Program

Job title: Clinical Coordinator

Salary Range:

$50,000-$60,000

Work location: Keene, NH

Agency:

Cheshire County Drug Court

Reports to: Drug Court Coordinator

Full Time

 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Manages and coordinates the clinical and/or treatment services for the Cheshire County Drug Court.  Supervises additional treatment staff and the development of treatment plans, clinical recommendations, and delivery of evidence-based curriculums (T4C, CBI, MRT, MI, etc.). 
•    Manages and coordinates the clinical/treatment services for the Cheshire County Drug Court Program
•    Assesses program needs and recommends changes to enhance and increase effectiveness
•    Conducts clinical evaluations on referrals and assigns caseloads to treatment staff under his/her supervision
•    Oversees and evaluates contracted treatment professionals in the case management and treatment of emotional, cognitive, developmental, behavioral and interpersonal disorders, illnesses and substance use disorders. 
•    Develops and monitors individual treatment plans, providing clinical recommendations and coordinating treatment services
•    Conducts individual and group treatment sessions
•    Attends weekly treatment staffings, court appearances, etc.
•    Adherences /complies with established Federal, State, and local standards and guidelines, relating to participant confidentiality, release of criminal history information, and program policies and procedures

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:
Minimum Requirements:  Master’s degree in Public or Judicial Administration, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, or related field preferred. MLADC and LCMHC or LICSW licensure preferred. A minimum of three years of experience working in the criminal justice system, social work, therapeutic evaluation or related field.  Direct experience working within the drug court model is preferred. Preference given to applicants who are certified in Thinking for a Change, Cognitive Behavioral Intervention (UCI), Motivational Interviewing, Seeking Safety,  and Moral Reconation Therapy.


Skill Requirements:
•    Excellent verbal, listening and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers
•    Effective conflict resolution and negotiations skills
•    Effective stress and time-management skills
•    Basic computer proficiency (MS Word, MS Outlook, Internet, etc.)
•    Sound work ethics, fairness and cultural sensitivity
    Must maintain electronic health records 

Application Instructions:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, salary summary and references to Human Resources, Stephanie Jardine (
hrassist@co.cheshire.nh.us) and copy Drug Court Coordinator, Alison Welsh (awelsh@co.cheshire.nh.us). Position is open until filled. 


The Cheshire County Sheriff’s Office

is looking for

 Police Communications Specialists

Candidates should be available for shifts on days, nights and weekends.  On call personnel train for eventual part time/ full time employment as positions open. Requires operating complex communications system and the ability to communicate professionally and effectively with the public.  Excellent multi-tasking, typing, and listening skills are required.  Must be able to demonstrate tact and calmness in stressful situations. High School graduate with associate degree or equivalent experience with some police and/or public safety/emergency dispatching preferred. Candidates must pass a battery of tests to be considered.  Successful candidate must pass be able to pass a thorough background check and polygraph examination.

Various On Call Positions Available! 

Interested applicants must pick up an application at the:
Cheshire County Sheriff’s Office, Located in the Cheshire County Superior Court Building
12 Court Street
Keene, NH
  03431

Between 8am and 4pm

 E.O.E.



Cheshire County

Department of Corrections

NOW HIRING!

We have positions open for Correctional Officers

Call us now at (603) 399-7317! Email whurley@co.cheshire.nh.us. Or mail/fax your resume & cover letter to HR Dept., 201 River Road, Westmoreland, NH, 03467 fax (603) 399-7369. Check the Job Line daily (603) 355-0161 for benefits info and directions. EOE www.co.cheshire.nh.us



Department:     Department of Corrections
Job Title:
        
LPN or RN
Rate of Pay:
      Grade 4M $18.14 or 5M $22.05
Job Status:
     
Permanent
Shift Hours:
    
Full Time 40 hrs/wk 

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Nurse Manager and/or the Medical Services Coordinator, responsible for providing professional nursing care to residents and/or inmates within the scope of administrative guidelines and in accordance with established policies and procedures. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

·         Checks resident/inmate charts and daily schedules for specific treatment and medication orders; carries out or assigns duties to other personnel.
·        
Makes rounds, checks and give medications and treatments; performs other professional services as ordered or required.
·        
Gives emergency treatment when required; notifies supervisor of emergency and carries out physician orders.

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE/TRAINING REQUIRED:

·         Must be registered as an MNA, LPN or RN by the State of New Hampshire.
·        
Must be thoroughly oriented to all facility policies and agree to comply with all facility policies.
·        
Ability to be empathetic when dealing with a variety of resident/inmate health concerns.
·        
Ability to be detail oriented and handle multiple tasks.
 

For more information on this position, please contact Stephanie Jardine in Human Resources at 399-7378.

*Prior County experience may be considered when setting the rate of pay