Jail Inmate Health Nurse

Jail Inmate Health Nurse

Application Deadline: Friday, October 5, 2018, 4:30pm Central Time. Expired!

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

Job Title: Jail Inmate Health Nurse

Closing Date/Time: Friday, 10/5/2018, 4:30 pm

Salary: $21.35 to $25.18 per hour

Job Type: Per diem

Location: Davenport, Iowa

Job Summary

Scott County announces the recruitment for per diem positions in the Jail Health Services division. A roster is being created to staff part-time vacancies. Incumbents will be required to work weekends, holidays and on-call as needed.

Job Responsibilities

Assists physician in providing daily sick call evaluations in accordance with established protocols and procedures.

Provides triage prior to booking and initial health care screening interview and evaluation for inmates after booking.

Performs physical and TB tests of all inmates. Schedules individual chronic health care maintenance and out-patient services as needed and approved by the Medical Officer.

May refer inmate for immediate care, based on triage of symptoms, after consulting with physician or in accordance with standing orders and departmental protocols.

Maintains documents, files and database information to document program activities and client/inmate care. Submits numeric reports of actions/outcomes to supervisor on routine and as needed basis.

Performs other duties as needed or assigned.

Standards for Initial Consideration


High School Diploma or GED required. Must possess licensure as Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Iowa or possess a valid work permit issued by Iowa Board of Nursing.

Work Experience:

Requires minimum of one (1) year related work experience.

Essential Skills:

Ability to deal with the public in a professional manner, regardless of the situation.

Ability to organize and prioritize workload to meet established deadlines.

Ability to effectively communicate, orally and in writing.

Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Ability to follow protocols and adhere to appropriate safety and security policies in accordance with local, state and federal guidelines.

Ability to obtain CPR certification required.

Must have or complete state mandated training including but not limited to Abuse Identification and Reporting.

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

Supplemental Information

Must be able to pass a post-offer physical exam and a detailed background investigation.

Individuals in need of special accommodations during the application process are asked to notify our office in advance.


This position is not benefit eligible.