Correctional Health Coordinator

Correctional Health Coordinator

Application Deadline: Monday, October 22, 2018, 4:30pm Central Time. Expired!

Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position.:

Job Title: Correctional Health Coordinator

Closing Date/Time: Monday, 10/22/2018, 4:30 pm

Salary: $62,421.00 per year

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Davenport, Iowa

Job Summary

Incumbent provides operational oversight and coordination in correctional health service delivery to ensure correctional health staff members provide safe, healthy, and appropriate services. Incumbent works closely with staff from the Scott County Sheriff's Office to assure that inmate medical needs are met within the applicable state and federal laws/regulations as well as medical guidelines.

Starting salary range: $62,241 - $73,424 based on qualifications.

Job Responsibilities

Clinical Services

1. Develops or revises appropriate standing orders, protocols, and procedures for staff to follow in the delivery of service. Ensures procedures meet Federal, State and local regulations, including the Jail's General Orders. Works with and obtains approval of Chief Medical Officer for medical protocols.

2. Ensures that health appraisals are completed on each inmate upon entry into the facility, as specified in the Jail's General Orders.

3. Assists staff in the delivery of correctional health services, as appropriate or necessary.

4. Reviews patient service records with the Chief Medical Officer on a periodic basis. Maintains standards in the confidential collection, interpretation, and storage of medical records.

5. Assures appropriate staff within the Health Department, Sheriff's Department, Community Services, and Risk Management are alerted of inmates with medical and/or mental health conditions/situations that may impact facility operations.

6. Coordinates with Scott County Risk Manager regarding inmate grievances and requests for medical information/records from external sources, including community/statewide agencies and attorneys.

7. Performs random audits of medical records, pharmaceutical records, sharps logs, inventory, temperature logs and sick call, etc. Makes recommendations and plans for correcting deficiencies.

8. Assures the coordination of care provided to inmates external to the facility.

Administrative Services

1. Performs supervisory duties including: assigns and schedules work, authorizes overtime, participates in recruitment and selection, authorizes leave, conducts performance appraisals, provides or approves training in new and mandatory regulatory areas. Provides coaching/counseling and/or corrective/disciplinary action as appropriate.

2. Develops, recommends, and monitors correctional health service area budget and expenses.

3. Participates in preparation of contracts and Requests for Proposal (RFP) for medical services; may assist in preparing grant applications.

4. Compiles and prepares written and statistical reports for Health Department and Sheriff's Department management teams, Board of Health, Risk Management, and others as appropriate.

5. Participates in quality assurance and quality improvement activities.

6. Assists Health Department and Sheriff's Department management teams in planning, development, implementation and evaluation of correctional health related programs.

7. Coordinates the delivery of health training for Health Staff and Corrections Staff as appropriate with the Corrections Training Coordinator.

8. Facilitates and attends meetings including, but not limited to Jail Health Advisory Committee, Correctional Health Staff, Pharmacy Review, Health Department Management Team, Sheriff's Administrative Team, Sergeants/Lieutenants and Classification.

9. Participates in the education of future health service providers through the coordination of internships and field experiences with local educational institutions.

10. Performs other duties as needed and/or assigned.

Standards for Initial Consideration


B.S. in nursing, hospital administration or business administration required.

Must possess/maintain licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Iowa as issued by the Iowa Board of Nursing.

Current certification, or the ability to obtain certification, as a Certified Correctional Healthcare Professional (CCHP) through the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare (NCCHC) within three (3) years of employment.


Minimum of three (3) years of direct delivery of health services with competence in the performance of the following services: crisis intervention, medical emergencies, physical assessment, medical nursing care, and psychiatric nursing care preferred.

Minimum of three (3) years administrative/supervisory experience.

Knowledge of Federal, State, and local regulations pertaining to jail medical operations including the Iowa Jail Standards (Iowa Code Chapter 50), American Correctional Association Standards (ACA), American Jail Association (AJA) and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care Standards (NCCHC) preferred.

Essential Skills:

Considerable knowledge of professional nursing theories, practices, and medical concepts.

Knowledge of laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to public records/HIPAA.

Skill in exercising a high degree of initiative, judgment, discretion, and decision making to integrate organizational priorities, meet deadlines, and achieve objectives.

Skill in use of personal computers including proficiency in word-processing/spreadsheet software applications.

Ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with employees, Jail staff, representatives of other County departments, contracted providers, outside providers and the general public.

Ability to work under limited supervision.

Ability to utilize organizational skills and effectively manage time in order to meet shifting priorities.

Ability to follow appropriate policies and procedures to maintain the security of the Jail facility, inmates, and employees.

Ability to utilize effective written, verbal, and listening communication skills.

Ability to utilize effective human relations skills in management of staff and in addressing inmate issues.

Ability to solve problems and conflicts independently and collaboratively with representatives from the Jail and Health Department.

Ability to utilize independent judgment and establish priorities within scope of work.

Ability to provide effective work direction and supervision of others to ensure adherence to Health Department and Jail work rules, personnel and County policies, and Jail procedures.

Ability to research, compile, analyze, and interpret data.

Ability to prepare reports and present facts clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.

Ability maintain composure and exercise sound judgment under stressful situations.

Ability to exemplify, by his or her actions, the County's PRIDE philosophy.

Supplemental Information

Must be able to pass a post-offer physical examination and extensive background investigation.


The following is a summary of benefits provided to non-union County employees. Benefits for employees covered under a collective bargaining agreement may vary somewhat depending on specific contract provisions.