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Registered Nurse - Osceola County Corrections

Posted: 09/07/2021

General Description of Duties
 

Renders general and specialized nursing care to inmate patients in a Correctional Facility. Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques to promote the physical and mental health of the inmate population. Ensures functions under charge are performed in compliance with all federal, state and local rules, policies and other regulatory standards applicable to the work.
 
Essential Job Functions
 
(The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.)
  
  • Performs nursing services, such as obtaining vital signs, wound care, IV therapy, collecting blood, urine, sputum and stool specimens, respond to emergencies in the Facility, and performing assessments to insure needs are met in accordance with clinical guidelines, as well as duties imposed by the State and Federal laws and regulations and OCCD administrative procedures.
  • Provides first aid for injuries and acute illness; reports any health-related issues and/or concerns.
  • Initiates prompt referral to the appropriate medical facility when more extensive treatment is warranted.
  • Administers and documents all medications as directed by medication records. 
  • Order medications and supplies from the pharmacy and suppliers. 
  • Reads, maintains, updates and files various medical logs, databases and records; compiles data from patient medical records, e.g., illness/injury logs, medication administration, physical exams, treatments, specimens collected and sent for processing.
  • Verify all orders from the medical records were properly transposed to the orders/tasks within the electronic medical record and medication administration record. Maintain electronic medical record files on all inmates. File all necessary medical reports in the patient’s medical record.  
  • Performs duties as assigned/necessary which are related, or logical in assignment to the position.
Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or GED; 
  • Must be licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Florida. 
  • Current hands-on CPR certification from American Heart Association (AHA), American Red Cross (ARC), or American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI)Must have current hands-on CPR.  
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to clearly communicate information both verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of all applicable medical treatments and common medications administered within a corrections facility. 
  • Knowledge of pertinent federal, state, and local rules, regulations, ordinances, and other regulatory standards applicable to the work.
  • Ability to access, operate and maintain various software applications; ability to read, update and maintain various records and files.
  • Ability to operate basic office equipment, e.g., computer terminals, printers, copy machines, telephone systems, facsimile machines.
  • Ability to work independently to carry out assignments to completion.
  • Ability to perform duties with a professional and cooperative work ethic; ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with inmates, health and corrections professionals.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and cordially with a variety of people from different cultural backgrounds; ability to deal with people in a variety of changing and complex situations.
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions. 
  • Ability to sit, stand, walk, or climb stairs for extended periods of time.

PHYSICAL DEMAND REQUIREMENTS:

Physical Demand: Medium
  • 50 pounds maximum lifting.
  • Frequent (up to 2/3 of the work time) lifting, carrying up to 10 lbs.
  • If less lifting is involved will require significant walking/standing may be required.
  • If mostly sitting is involved will require push/pull on arm or leg controls.
  • Expressing or exchanging ideas by spoken word or perceiving sound by ear.
  • Good eyesight for production or safety of self and others.
  • Physical agility is required in kneeling, bending, stooping, and reaching.
  • Required to have clear vision at distances of 20 inches or less.