HIRING WAGE: $31.35/HR
STATUS: Full-time with benefits
CLOSING DATE: MARCH 20, 2017
Performs professional nursing work for juvenile residents within the Ada County Juvenile Detention Center; delivering health care to ensure compliance with constitutional requirements, and provides direct patient care as needed consisting of assessments, developing plans of care and monitoring resident physical condition; supervises medical staff and manages various components of the medical operations within the detention center. The position is located in the Ada County Juvenile Court Services (ACJCS) Detention Center.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The incumbent is required to have considerable knowledge and experience and requires the exercise of a considerable amount of independent judgment and initiative. The work involves being available whenever necessary to handle emergency or critical situations.
Provides general healthcare to juveniles in the Ada County Juvenile Detention Center;
Supervises county medical staff who provide health care services for the juveniles in the detention center;
Provides staff with consistent mentoring and coaching, including support with problem solving and communication skills;
Conducts performance evaluations in accordance with the Ada County Juvenile Court Services Policy and Procedures manual;
Performs scheduling duties and provides coordination of daily care duties to promote resident continuity of care;
Develops and manages orientation and training of staff so they can satisfactorily perform their job duties;
Ensures health care processes and documentation are maintained in such a manner to support continuous NCCHC accreditation;
Ensures that health care services are delivered effectively and efficiently; and in compliance with the health services and juvenile detention standard operating procedures;
Ensures personnel under his or her direct supervision adhere to Ada County policies as well as Juvenile Court Services policies and procedures;
Coordinates with other detention supervisors to maximize the safety and wellbeing of staff and residents;
Supervises the distribution/issue of pharmaceuticals to residents;
Assists physician and mid-level providers at sick call in performing examinations, taking histories, following up on all orders given, and setting up medications;
Coordinates orders from the physicians assistant and the physician with the pharmacist;
Reviews and assesses all medical intake information
Ensures proper inventories of medical supplies and equipment and re-orders as necessary; and
Performs all the essential functions of the Registered Nurse as reflected in the respective job description.
Helps interview applicants for medical staff positions and makes hiring recommendations;
Reviews and makes recommendations concerning the health services standard operating procedures, and any other procedures or forms which impact inmate health care;
Prepares chart reviews and medical department inspections to ensure health care delivery operates effectively and efficiently;
Arranges for and attends Health Services and security meetings, as appropriate;
Provides budgetary recommendations for elements of the Health Services Unit including equipment, supplies, and training; and
Performs related work and other duties as assigned.
Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing;
Must possess and maintain a current Idaho nursing license or be eligible to be licensed in the State of Idaho;
A minimum 4 years of nursing experience in a public/community health setting such as a detention center, diagnostic center, or mental hospital, accredited hospital; or equivalent experience in the community or public health;
Previous experience or knowledge working with juvenile delinquents and/or juvenile development preferred;
A minimum of 2 years of experience supervising staff preferred;
Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Knowledge of professional nursing principles, procedures and practices;
Knowledge of administrative and supervisory skills necessary to supervise staff;
Knowledge of discharge planning;
Knowledge of nursing equipment and supplies;
Knowledge of laws regulating narcotics, medications and patients rights of consent;
Ability to manage a chaotic work environment related to changing patients needs, including work with acute, chronic and complex disease processes;
Ability to interpret and apply department policy;
Ability to analyze data, draw conclusions and implement changes;
Ability to exercise tact, diplomacy and patience;
Ability to exercise independent judgment;
Ability to maintain confidential materials and medical records;
Ability to operate a personal computer, including Microsoft Office and Outlook.
This position requires shift work and may occasionally require on call availability resulting from emergency or critical situations;
Adherence to Nursing Code of Ethics;
Must maintain active CPR/BLS certification;
This position has been designated safety sensitive and therefore the incumbent is subject to random drug testing.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Work is performed primarily in and around the juvenile detention facility;
Requires a combination of standing and sitting and the ability to lift up to 20 lbs.;
Must have sufficient physical mobility to perform the primary job responsibilities.
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