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Prison Health Care Technician
Work Location:Emergency Medical Services
Starting Salary:16.7404 Hourly / $36,561 Annual
Pay Grade:1201
Under the direction of the Senior Prison Health Care Technician, performs responsible technical medical work involving the care and treatment of inmates at the Parish Prison on an assigned shift. Work involves conducting physical assessments on prisoners at the time of arrest, administering emergency medical treatment to inmates, and assisting supervisor with providing routine nursing care and diagnostic procedures. Performs other work as requested.
Dispenses medication to male and female inmate population. May draw blood, start I.V.s, and initiate resuscitative measures. Assists the Nursing Services Director and Assistant Nursing Services Director as requested in providing routine nursing care and diagnostic procedures. Performs physical assessments on prisoners at the time of arrest to include but not limited to: primary and secondary assessment, complete medical history, charting of vital signs and other medical findings. Provides and charts all treatment rendered, as ordered. May provide emergency medical treatment to inmate population. Take inventory of supplies.
Knowledge of paraprofessional emergency medical practices and techniques of the basic life support level. Knowledge of the occupational hazards associated with emergency medical work. Knowledge of medical terminology. Ability to identify emergency medical situations and administer appropriate medical treatment in order to stabilize the patient's condition. Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written medical instructions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees and medical staff. Ability to communicate clearly, orally and in writing. Ability to obtain a Louisiana commercial driver's license if necessary. 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.
High school diploma, GED, HiSET, or equivalent certificate of competency, supplemented by completion of a practical nursing course.
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
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.
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.
Must pass a Microsoft Windows proficiency test prior to submitting employment application.
JOB CODE:120760
Score derived from application grading.
In your employment application, please detail medical treatments administered, reports maintained, client environments served, standards and regulations followed, supervision exercised and other such related details. Also be detailed about your education, training and certifications/licenses and bring original supporting documentation with your application.