Job Title: DETENTION CENTER NURSE - RN
Location: Helena, MT, 59601
Base Pay: $27.42 - $29.03 / Hour
Employee Type: Regular-FT
Minimum Experience: 1 Year
Manage Others: No
Name: Keni Grose
Under direction of the Detention Center Nurse Manager, this position provides clinical services to the incarcerated population and health care provider support at the Lewis and Clark County Detention Center.
The knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position are typically acquired through completion of an accredited nursing program. Current Registered Nurse licensure in Montana and CPR certification required. Detention center nursing experience preferred, but not necessary.
Applications for this position are accepted online only through our career portal. The following items are required along with the on-line application:
Resume - attach resume to online application in designated section.
Cover Letter - attach cover letter to online application in resume upload section as well. More than one document can be uploaded.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provides direct patient care to the incarcerated population and health care provider support;
Prepares patients for examination;
Conducts and documents initial health interview and all patient encounters;
Administers kite program, obtains medical records from outside the facility and assists clinic providers with diagnostic and/or therapeutic procedures;
Documents all activities with the incarcerated population thoroughly;
Administers injections and dispenses medications;
Prepares and cleans equipment, exam and treatment room, performs quality controls on lab equipment and documents results and performs CLIA waived laboratory procedures;
Performs routine laboratory procedures including venipuncture, to include evidence collection, namely blood for DUI investigations;
Maintains clinical records, clinical and progress notes and other patient information;
Provides information to patients and authorized detention center staff regarding medications, treatment instructions, lab and/or x-ray reports, etc.;
Perform Intake Assessments on new inmates;
Provides health counseling and education materials regarding preventive health and lifestyle modifications;
Responds to inquiries from patients, pharmacies, and providers;
Maintains inventory of medical and office supplies, drugs and equipment and maintains patient files, records, clinical and progress notes and other patient information;
Sets up clinic appointments and assists with scheduling patient diagnostic tests, treatments and hospital admissions;
Arranges transport (in conjunction with the Transport Officers) for appointments that occur outside of the detention center;
May perform receptionist and other clerical duties;
Provides billing information to Jail Accounting Technician;
Respond to and treat emergency medical issues;
Performs other duties as assigned.
Examples of Knowledge
Montana Code Annotated;
Principles and practices of family practice and detention nursing;
Applicable public health statutes and ordinances;
Medical terminology, medical office procedures and practices;
Professional ethics, standards, practices and responsibilities;
HIPAA and medical records confidentiality requirements;
Infection control measures and practices;
Electronic medical records, including protocols, policies and procedures;
Basic understanding of Jail Operations including safety and security of facility, officers, inmates and oneself.
Examples of Skills and Abilities
Maintain medical records according to prescribed clinic standards;
Operate computer systems and related software;
Communicate effectively orally and in writing;
Provide patient care according to prescribed standards;
Use medical instruments and equipment according to prescribed standards;
Access and maintain patient medical records according to prescribed standards;
Follow verbal and written instructions;
Establish effective working relationships with fellow employees, supervisors, patients and citizens.
Duties are generally performed in a clinic setting where hazards and discomforts are controlled and modifiable. This position requires the ability to bend at the waist, stand, kneel, reach over the head, talk, hear, and see. Must be able to move or lift documents and materials weighing up to 30 pounds. Position requires knowledge and use of typical office equipment including telephone and personal computer plus medical equipment and instruments. Position requires frequent contact with fellow employees, incarcerated population and citizens. Position may require travel to other sites for work assignments, meetings or training.
Must pass a background check.
Must be currently registered as an RN in the state of Montana.
The work week is Sunday thru Wednesday, 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. or Wednesday thru Saturday, 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
For questions on this position or on the application process, please call (406) 447-8316 or e-mail email@example.com.
Disclaimer: Equal Opportunity Employer
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Union Status: LCCSEA
Shift : Sunday thru Wednesday, 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. or Wednesday thru Saturday, 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Application Special Instructions: Attach Cover Letter and Resume
Closing Date: March 26th, 2021