Nature of Work
As an award-winning organization with high regard for cultural diversity and the positive contributions of the many thriving cultures within our county, our nation, and our society, Coconino County leads a variety of initiatives that celebrate diversity; from our Annual Diversity Day, and monthly Heritage Lunch & Learns, to book clubs, and professional development academies which target divers workforce segments, Coconino County's respect for diversity is shared through the organization.
Under general supervision, performs work of considerable difficulty in providing nursing services to County Jail inmates; performs related work as assigned.
Note: The full salary range $59,530-$87,509 annual equivalent. There is a sign-on Bonus at hire of $500 with the potential of $1000 additional upon completion of requirements.
Note: Positions available for evening and night shifts.
Assesses inmates' health needs, plans and implements care, and provides ongoing evaluation
Administers medications and prescribed treatments
Performs clinical nursing functions including suture removal, wound treatment, and EKGs
Collects inmate history, medical records and prescription data
Monitors daily medical needs and coordinates with multi-disciplinary team
Participates in prevention and control of communicable diseases
Collects forensic specimens
Provides education and counseling as needed by the individual
Prepares and maintains individual case records and program reports
Essential functions of this position include but are not limited to: standing and walking to make rounds, etc; vision acuity (near & far); working with and around other staff members, detention officers and inmates; dealing with interruptions; communicating with staff and inmates; hearing and speech for ordinary conversation with peers and inmates.
Must possess a current Arizona RN license, and current CPR certification; OR, any combination of education, training and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.
Must submit to a background search and successfully pass polygraph examination. Must not have a felony conviction within previous ten years or dishonorable discharge from the military. Must not have a misdemeanor conviction involving domestic violence within previous five years. Must not have used marijuana within twelve months of hire or dangerous or narcotic drugs in the past five years for more than experimentation.
The ideal candidate will have experience as an RN in a Correctional environment.
This position is non-exempt from overtime.
This position is safety sensitive.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Considerable knowledge of :
Principles and practices of clinical nursing
Principles and practices of corrections operations
Communicable disease and chronic disease prevention
Working knowledge of:
Symptoms and treatment protocols for a wide range of chronic conditions, including HIV, hypertension, diabetes, drug/alcohol abuse, etc.
Medical, surgical and psychiatric/mental health
Correctional security procedures and systems
Health assessment, planning and implementation of appropriate treatment
Assessing and managing medical-surgical and mental health issues in inmate population
Use of medical instruments and laboratory equipment
Clinical service practices
Critical thinking in stressful situations
Providing health education and counseling
Conducting needs assessment
Use of computers and applicable software
Work in a correctional setting
Exercise initiative and judgment in selecting appropriate nursing interventions
Respond appropriately to emergency situations
Work varying shifts, including weekends and holidays
Identify clients in need of services without referrals
Prepare complete and accurate records and reports
Work safely and support the culture of workplace safety
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public
Follow written and verbal instructions
Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.