Fast paced correctional facility.
Pros: Great people.
Cons: No time to take proper breaks
Typical day at work for me involved triage of fresh arrests as they were booked into the correctional facility I work at. This included obtaining a medical, and medication history, as well as providing necessary first aid to wounds the inmates had prior to being arrested. I was responsible for obtaining MD orders to continue medications that inmates would need while incarcerated. Also responsible for obtaining the proper referrals to mental health, and chronic care units.
I learned to use time management skills to juggle multiple issues on a regular basis.Including the above mentioned skills, I was also asked to render aid when inmates were involved in altercations, and also required to do a basic psychological evaluations, and if required for patient safety, placing them in medical observations prior to being seen by mental health staff.
Management, was okay. I do not have any complaints nor do I have any compliments. My coworkers were wonderful. They helped out all the time and we worked together to make the work easier on each other.
The hardest part of the job was the pace. On a typical weekday the jail would book in up to 70 fresh arrests a night, this is on top of courts from other facilities, HIP returns, and transfers from the work release facility to jail.
The most enjoyable part of the job for me was the challenge to make sure the job was done correctly, and helping my coworkers and the inmates.