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Prison Health Care Technician
 
JOB CODE:120760
 
PAY GRADE:1201
 
SALARY RANGE:$36,561 - $50,609
 
LOCATION OF WORK
Emergency Medical Services
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
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.
 
ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
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, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
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.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma, GED, or equivalent certificate of competency, supplemented by completion of a practical nursing course.
 
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.