Part-Time Corrections Nurse


April 28, 2015

 

Corrections Nurse – Part Time

Box Elder County has an opening for a part-time Corrections Nurse with the Sheriff’s Office. The Corrections Nurse performs routine professional nursing services for inmates housed in the Box Elder County Jail and provides the day to day management of the medical aspect of the jail facility under the direction of an off-site physician.

Those interested in this position must be a graduate of an accredited nursing college or university with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing and 2 years of nursing experience or a graduate of an accredited Nursing college with a Bachelor’s Degree.  Applicants must be licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Utah which includes being State Board certified.  Applicants must be CPR certified and an IV certification is preferred.  Applicants must also have a valid Utah Driver License, be able to pass a Sheriff’s Office Background Check and be able to pass a Drug Screen.

A copy of the job description is posted at http://www.boxeldercounty.org/pt-corrections-nurse.htm.  Interested parties should submit an application Box Elder County Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 15, 2015.  Applications can be obtained at www.boxeldercounty.org.

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EFFECTIVE DATE:
 April 2015

DEPARTMENT: Sheriff

GRADE:  29

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

Under the supervision of Sheriff and/or Chief Deputy and under the direction of attending physician, performs routine professional nursing services for inmates housed in the Box Elder County Jail and provides the day to day management of the medical aspect of the jail facility under the direction of an off site physician.

 

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES (Any one position does not include all of the duties listed: nor do the listed examples include all duties which may be found in positions of this class.)

  • Consults with physician on medical matters and assists the Doctor on duty when visiting inmates;

 

  • Identifies physical, social and emotional health needs by using health and social histories; conducts physical examinations and laboratory tests as needed; develops treatment plans for patients.

 

  • Obtains inmates medical history and is responsible for the medication and inmate medical records and updates; prepares daily medications; distributes prescribed medications; follows up to determine effects of medication; provides treatment for minor ailments not requiring prescription or physician review; prepares medical charts; records treatments; insures confidentiality of inmate medical records.  Accurately documents medical treatment and procedures.

 

  • Evaluates nutritional adequacy and necessary dietary requirements; evaluates dental requests; sets up required dental appointments; counsels and evaluates minor emotional emergencies; evaluates inmates for Mental Health Department; obtains mental health counselors as required.

 

  • Schedules inmate appointments for transportation to outside medical care requiring medical stability; coordinates changes in living quarters for medical reasons.

 

  • Physical Training and Wellness Coordination for Sheriff’s Office including continued development of a wellness program, management of PT program including personalized administration of PT tests, exercise and nutrition plan with follow up throughout the year for Sheriff’s Office employees.

 

  • Operates a motor vehicle in a safe manner and in compliance with all Utah laws and regulations.

 

  • Will document medical treatment and is responsible for third party billings and procedures for reimbursable services.

 

  • Perform additional related duties as assigned.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.  Education and Experience:

 

Graduation from an accredited nursing college or university with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing and two (2) years of nursing experience


 

OR

 

Graduation from an accredited Nursing college with a Bachelor’s degree.

           

                                              OR

 

An equivalent combination of education and experience in Nursing field.

 

            Experience working in a Correctional Facility is preferred.

           

2.  Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

Working knowledge of general nursing theory and practice; working knowledge of medication, dosage, and side effects; some knowledge of normal and abnormal behavior.

 

Ability to provide skilled nursing care; ability to set priorities and make judgments regarding case load; ability to recognize community health needs and concerns of patients and to maintain constructive health care relationships; ability to identify dangers involved with handling inmates; ability to adjust and cope with emergency situations; Commanding presence with the willingness and ability to restrain unruly inmates with assistance; ability to follow written and oral instructions; ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; must have the ability to work well with others.

 

Must have demonstrated sound judgment when dealing with difficult individuals in a medical or correctional setting.

 

Must have a working knowledge of jail policy and procedures and is responsible for upgrades of medical care policies.

 

Need to have current knowledge on communicable and transmitted diseases encountered in corrections facilities.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk and talk and/or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or operate objects, controls, or tools; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; run and taste or smell.

 

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception.  Employee must have working knowledge and physical capability to manage safe patient transfers.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

 

Must be licensed as a  Registered Nurse in the State of Utah which includes being State Board certified.

Must be CPR certified and IV certification is preferred.      

Must have Valid Utah Drivers License.

Must be able to pass a Sheriff’s Office background check.

Must be able to pass a drug screen.

 

SELECTION GUIDELINES

 

Formal application; reference check; interview with hiring authority.