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Assistant Nursing Services Director
 
JOB CODE:120764
 
PAY GRADE:2230
 
SALARY RANGE:$42,324 - $58,586
 
LOCATION OF WORK
Emergency Medical Services
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the direction of the Nursing Services Director, performs responsible professional nursing work in assisting in the supervision of nursing and paramedic service personnel in the care and treatment of inmates within East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. Assists in supervising all aspects of planning, implementing, and evaluating of inmate care performed by nurses and paramedics. Assists the Nursing Services Director in scheduling twenty-four hour coverage of staff personnel and monitoring physician/dental visits and implementation of physician/dental orders. Work also involves assisting the Nursing Services Director with technical aspects of medical problems of inmates and assessing, evaluating, and modifying individualized treatment plans. The incumbent of this class assists the Nursing Services Director in reviewing and ensuring all patient care functions are being performed within the standards, policies, and procedures of Prison Medical Services. Employees of this class are required to be available twenty-four hours a day for emergencies. Performs other work as requested.
 
ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Assists in overseeing and coordinating the activities of prison medical staff engaged in clinical and emergency medical functions. Assists in evaluating the performance of the medical staff and suggests modifications; assists in ensuring all medical care is done in accordance with all Prison Medical Services policies and procedures; assists in inspecting each medical area to verify that patient needs are met. Assesses and determines the priority or urgency of an inmate needing emergency care. Assists in organizing and participates in orientation training for staff members; assists in organizing and instructing service training for medical staff in areas of clinical and emergency medical care. Assesses, plans, implements, evaluates and modifies inmates individualized treatment plan. Assists the Nursing Services Director in communicating with outside hospitals on the status of inmates admitted and determines appropriate care upon release; reports and documents all records of diseases to East Baton Rouge Parish Health Unit. Assists in analyzing nursing services to obtain maximum usage of staff time and abilities; reports findings to Nursing Services Director; keeps abreast of current medical services in correctional health care and makes recommendations to supervisor. Ensures all ordered treatment is charted, such as dressing changes, wound debridement, burn care, neurological testing, etc.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of approved nursing techniques. Knowledge of paraprofessional emergency medical practices and techniques of the basic and advanced life support level. Knowledge of mathematics and English used to keep records and produce reports. Skill in the use of modern office equipment. Ability to assist in the supervision of a moderate sized staff of healthcare personnel. Ability to follow complex oral and written instructions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with medical staff, supervisors and the public. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree, supplemented by one year experience in a health care facility.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES
Must possess and maintain a valid license to practice practical or registered nursing in the State of Louisiana throughout employment in this classification. Must have a valid Louisiana driver's license at the time of appointment and maintain throughout employment in this classification.
 
OTHER JOB ASPECTS
Must pass a Microsoft Windows proficiency test. For security purposes, all applicants/employees of EMS-Prison Medical Services must obtain and maintain security clearance with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office throughout employment in this classification.
 
NOTE:
The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the job.