Registered Nurse

Open Date:February 16, 2018
Close Date:May 15, 2018
Salary Range:$28.35 - $43.81/Hour (Starting salary commensurate with qualifications)
Minimum Age:21
Number of Openings:2
Employment Type:Part-time (Approximately 19 hours/week)

Job Description

General Purpose
Under the general supervision of the nursing supervisor, Jail Administrator, or the attending physician, performs working level professional nursing services for inmates housed in the Davis County Jail.
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).  Assists the Doctor on duty when visiting inmates; consults with physician and other nursing staff on medical matters.  Identifies physical, social and emotional health needs by using health and social histories; conducts physical examinations and laboratory tests; develops treatment plans for patients.  Obtains inmates medical history; 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.  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.  Responds to medical emergencies in the jail; performs emergency medical care with assistance of Paramedics and/or EMTs.  Prepares inmates for transportation to outside medical care; coordinates changes in living quarters for medical reasons.  Operates a motor vehicle in a safe manner and in compliance with all Utah laws and regulations.  Performs related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
Graduation from an accredited nursing college or university with an Associate's Degree in Nursing.
Special Qualifications
Must possess a State of Utah Registered Nurse license.  Must pass the Davis County Sheriff’s Office background investigation.  As part of the background investigation, the DCSO requests that all applicants submit to a pre-employment polygraph examination.  Must be at least 21 years of age.  Employees driving a personal or a County vehicle for job related travel must possess a valid driver license and must operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner; new employees with an out-of-state license must obtain a valid Utah Driver License within sixty (60) days of hire date (exceptions for military personnel and their dependents). Employees driving a personal vehicle while on county business must maintain the minimum vehicle liability insurance as specified in the Utah Code.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Working knowledge of:  general nursing theory and practices; medications, dosage, and side effects; normal and abnormal behavior; departmental policy, procedures and practices. This position may require the driving of a motor vehicle; skill in operating a motor vehicle in a safe manner; ability to insure motor vehicle is operating in a safe manner; knowledge of Utah motor vehicle rules and regulations.  Ability to:  provide skilled nursing care; set priorities and make judgments regarding case load; recognize community health needs and concerns of patients, and to maintain constructive health care relationships; identify dangers involved with handling inmates; adjust and cope with emergency situations; respond to medical emergencies in the jail and administer emergency medical care; interact with inmates on a daily basis; restrain unruly inmates; work in a secure facility and follow all jail security procedures and practices; work rotating day and swing shifts, holidays, and weekends; lift, carry and otherwise move objects weighing up to 35 lbs.; follow written and oral instructions; communicate effectively (orally and in writing).
Important Information
Davis County is a drug-free workplace. All successful applicants for positions in the County must successfully pass a drug screen prior to employment.