Corrections Health Nurse

Corrections Health Nurse

Application Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2019, 4:30pm Central Time. Expired!

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

Job Title: Corrections Health Nurse

Closing Date/Time: Friday, 3/15/2019, 4:30 pm

Salary: $26.07 per hour

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Davenport, Iowa

Job Summary

Salary range 7/1/19: $29.06/hr - $40.06/hr

Under general supervision, the Corrections Health Nurse provides medical care to maintain the mental and physical health of Scott County Jail inmates and Juvenile Detention Center Residents. Performs first aid and provides emergency medical care as required.

7 pm - 7 am shift, 36 hours one week, 48 hours the next, every other weekend

Job Responsibilities

Assesses inmates being booked into the jail; reviews medical records and contacts medical providers and pharmacies to verify illnesses, chronic conditions, medications, and other treatment or special needs.

Distributes prescribed medications to inmates; reviews medical records to prepare appropriate medications and doses; checks inmate medical bracelets to verify medications are correct; checks inmates to ensure all medications were taken.

Reviews and addresses inmate medical requests generated through kiosks; gathers medical charts; prepares examination rooms for medical providers; checks and records vitals, weight, height, and temperature of inmates; administers tests and collects blood samples as needed; cleans and dresses wounds.

Responds to medical emergencies of varying levels of severity.

Participates in department efforts related to accreditation/reaccreditation, performance management, quality improvement, and workforce development.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Standards for Initial Consideration

Education, Training, and Experience Guidelines

Associate's degree in Nursing; AND two (2) years of nursing experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Knowledge of:

Applicable local, State, and Federal laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances.

Practices and procedures for preparing and distributing prescription medications.

Work safety policies, procedures, and practices including the use of personal protective equipment.

Proper handling and disposal of biohazard materials.

Records maintenance and retention policies, procedures, and practices.

Skill in:

Preparing clear and concise reports.

Maintaining accurate records and documentation.

Assessing the mental and physical health of individuals and identifying treatment needs.

Typing and entering data with speed and accuracy.

Maintaining composure in stressful situations.

Interacting tactfully and professionally with County staff, outside agencies, and inmates/residents.

Collecting capillary and venous blood samples.

Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships.

Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

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

License and Certification Requirements

Must be a Registered Nurse in the State of Iowa at the time of hire.


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.