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Los Angeles County Sheriff Jobs – NURSING ASSISTANT

Website Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Job Description:

Assists in the provision of nursing care and medical treatment of inmate patients in Los Angeles County jail facilities.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Makes rounds of in-patient areas and cells to observe and report condition of all inmate patients to designated registered nurse personnel.
  • Obtains vital signs and information, observes visible signs of patient condition and reports these observations to the designated registered nurse.
  • Obtains and documents computerized medical histories, observing patients for visible medical conditions or symptoms of disease.
  • Assists physicians by preparing charts and obtaining specimens and/or results from Electrocardiogram (EKG), pulse oximetry, or blood sugar monitoring.
  • Applies dressings; administers hand held nebulizer breathing treatment; administers medication including topical, oral, by injection and controlled drugs; and administers therapeutic measures.
  • Performs medical/mental health screenings in the Inmate Reception Center under close supervision of the designated registered nurse.
  • Reviews orders by medical or psychiatric providers to identify unaddressed medical or mental health issues and reports to the designated registered nurse.
  • Issues passes and calls in inmate patients to be seen by medical providers and assists with examinations as needed.
  • Observes and reports objective behavior of patients undergoing narcotic withdrawal, delirium tremens, or suffering from effects of mental illness to the designated registered nurse.
  • Assists in emergency situations and provides care under the close supervision of the designated registered nurse and/or medical provider

Job Requirements:

  • Completion of the prescribed curriculum* in a hospital or medical corps school, followed by two years’ paid experience as a hospital corps member or medical service technician in the United States Armed Forces. – OR – One year’s experience as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in the State of California.
  • A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
  • Applicants must submit documentation substantiating completion of the required curriculum at the time of filing.  Applications without the required documentation will be considered incomplete and subject to disqualification.
  • A current and active license to practice as a vocational nurse issued by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians
  • Applicants must ensure the License and Certification Section of the application is completed.  Provide the title(s) of your required license(s), the number(s), date(s) of issue, date(s) of expiration, and the name(s) of the issuing agency for the required license as specified in the Selection Requirements.

Job Details:

Company: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Los Angeles, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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