Under general guidance and supervision of the Jail Administrator and the attending physician, performs professional administrative and supervisory services for the Weber County Correctional Facility. This position is responsible for the safe and efficient delivery of professional nursing services to inmates housed in the Weber County Correctional Facility. This position works with and around inmates.
Example of Duties:
Directs the corrections medical unit ensuring compliance with judicial, state and federal requirements, and NCCHC and/or ACA standards. Plans, organizes and directs personnel and programs within the corrections medical unit. Oversees daily staffing levels and schedules. Performs personnel evaluations of subordinates and provides guidance and direction of subordinates in accordance with current established policy. Handles subordinate discipline in accordance with current established policy. Reviews and recommends contracts with outside providers. Supervises inventory, orders and maintenance of medical supplies. Supervises the retention of all medical records as required of physicians, dentists, mental health and ancillary schedules. Ensures confidentiality of inmate medical records. Provides appropriate medical services, as needed. Develops policy and protocol within the medical unit. Monitors medical budget and makes recommendations for adjustments. Responsible for training and orientation of new employees as well as ongoing training. Participates in the recruitment and retention of medical staff. Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
Education: Graduation with an Associate’s Degree in nursing.
Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of experience as a Registered Nurse with at least (2) years in a supervisory position. Experience in personnel management and medical employee protocols requested.
Knowledge: Considerable knowledge of nursing with an emphasis on corrections or emergency health; considerable knowledge of nursing theory and practice; working knowledge of the organization development function, policies, and procedures; some knowledge of literature and new developments in public health nursing; Considerable knowledge of management practices.
Skills: Skill at problem solving; Skill at Strategic Assessment. Skill at public and employer relations; skills in managing personnel.
Abilities: Ability to work inside a secure correctional facility and follow jail security procedures. Ability to manage medical staff and develop clinic procedures and goals. Ability to handle medical instruments and equipment, to use tact and good judgment in dealing with varying situations, and to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; ability to maintain effective working relationships with employees, patients, clients, and the public; ability to follow written and verbal instructions. Must be willing to work a rotating schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or listen. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Must pass background investigation.
Must be registered with Utah State Board of Nursing Examiners and have good physical health.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work environment can be noisy at times due to several people working in close proximity, inmates, and the closing of security doors.
Weber County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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