Licensed Practical Nurse - Osceola County Corrections

Posted: 09/07/2021

General Description of Duties

Renders general nursing care to inmate patients in a Correctional Facility. Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques to promote the physical and mental health of the inmate population.

Essential Job Functions
(Note: These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed.  The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)
  • Performs nursing services, such as obtaining vital signs, wound care, IV therapy, collecting blood, urine, sputum, and stool specimens, respond to emergencies in the Facility, and gathering other subjective and objective data from patients to ensure needs are met in accordance with clinical guidelines, as well as duties imposed by the State and Federal laws and regulations and OCCD administrative procedures.
  • Accurately document all data obtained, treatments, specimens collected and sent for processing as well as any other patient encounter. Administer all medications and recording such on-medication administration records. Order medications and supplies from the pharmacy and suppliers. Evaluate patients upon request.  
  • Verify all orders from the medical records were properly transposed to the orders/tasks within the electronic medical record and medication administration record. Maintain electronic medical record files on all inmates. File all necessary medical reports in the patient’s medical record.
  • Performs duties as assigned/necessary which are related, or logical in assignment to the position.
Minimum Qualifications
  • High school diploma or GED.  
  • Must have a Florida LPN license.
  • Current hands-on CPR certification from American Heart Association (AHA), American Red Cross (ARC), or American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI)Must have current hands-on CPR.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Working knowledge of normal nursing practices. 
  • Must be able to work with people from all walks of life. 
  •  Must be able to communicate both orally and in writing. 
  • Ability to accurately follow complex medical orders.
  • Knowledge of all applicable medical treatments and common medications administered within a corrections facility.
  • Ability to access, operate and maintain various software applications; ability to read, update and maintain various records and files.
  • Ability to operate basic office equipment, e.g., computer terminals, printers, copy machines, telephone systems, facsimile machines.
  • Ability to perform duties with a professional and cooperative work ethic; ability to maintain confidentiality.


Physical Demand: Medium
  • 50 pounds maximum lifting.
  • Frequent (up to 2/3 of the work time) lifting, carrying up to 25 lbs.
  • Expressing or exchanging ideas by spoken word or perceiving sound by ear.
  • Good eyesight for production or safety of self and others.
  • Physical demand requirements are more than light work.