Registered Nurse

Overview

Date Posted:
2/5/2019
Job Code:
RNP5Zhm
Location:
ACJC
Address:
2929 N Wells St
City:
Fort Wayne
Department:
Allen County Juvenile Center
Base Pay:
$26.24/hour
Closing Date:
Open until filled
Category:
Professional/Administrative

Description

 

This position is offered a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, which includes:

  • Medical, dental, vision and more
  • Generous paid time off and holidays
  • Retirement plan with up to 5% matching

This position is full-time, nonexempt, classified and covered under the Superior Court Employee Handbook.  This is an employee-at-will position.

Hours vary; 4/2 rotation

Under the direction of the Director of Diagnostics, the Registered Nurse provides accepted principles and practices of nursing consistent with local, state, and federal law within the Allen County Juvenile Center.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for conducting medical assessments of confined juveniles including charting all significant medical concerns, treatments, medications and future needs.
  • Administers prescribed medications and treatments to confined juveniles.
  • Conducts weekly medical clinic with physician, assisting physician as needed and maintaining all records and charts as directed.
  • Schedules and/or coordinates appointments with other treatment providers including physicians, dentists and psychiatrist.
  • Conducts daily sick call and responds to needs for emergency care and first aid, arranging for further hospital or physician care as necessary.
  • Notifies Allen County Juvenile Center administration and intake personnel of medical problems with residents.  Maintains communication with parents to inform them of health related problems and responds to related request and inquiries.
  • Prepares and conducts First Aid and CPR training sessions for Allen County Juvenile Center staff and other Court personnel.
  • Monitors inventory of medical and health services office supplies, completing and submitting purchase orders.  Inspects and renews first aid kits on a monthly basis.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned, including overtime as required.

 

 

Minimum Requirements and Working Conditions

 

 REQUIREMENTS:

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing and one year experience in nursing
  • Indiana State Registered Nurse License in good standing
  • Certified in First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Knowledge of all local, state, and federal laws applicable to the Allen County Juvenile Center’s health operations
  • Ability to prepare and maintain confidential medical records of detained juveniles as required
  • Knowledge of accepted principles and practices of nursing, with the ability to effectively examine residents, assess health needs, and provide information, treatment and referrals as needed
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office including Excel
  • Ability to use syringes, Sphygmomanometer, thermometer and stethoscope

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The Registered Nurse works in a maximum security juvenile detention facility with frequent standing and the ability to move about freely. Some lifting of up to sixty pounds, reaching over head and kneeling exists and frequent bending is required.  Very frequent reaching over head, typing, attention to detail, monitoring equipment, detailed inspection and proofreading is required and some exposure to dangerous equipment, chemical and noise exists.  The Registered Nurse frequently works with juveniles who may potentially be violent and/or aggressive.