The purpose of this position is to provide health care to detained juvenile residents. This is accomplished by performing routine assessments; administering tests and medication; making appropriate recommendations; assisting the doctor; taking inventory of and ordering medical supplies; and ensuring compliance with all medical and related standards. Other duties include counseling and educating residents regarding physical health; maintaining a clean and organized clinical environment; communicating and reporting all issues and concerns; preparing residents for release; providing training to employees; and organizing educational groups.
Essential Job Functions*:
Note: This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The list of essential functions below does not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent in this position. Additionally, please be aware of the legend below when referring to the physical demands of each essential function.
Exerting up to 10 lbs. occasionally or negligible weights frequently; sitting most of the time.
Exerting up to 20 lbs. occasionally; 10 lbs. frequently; or negligible amounts constantly; OR requires walking or standing to a significant degree.
Exerting 20-50 lbs. occasionally; 10-25 lbs. frequently; or up to 10 lbs. constantly.
Exerting 50-100 lbs. occasionally; 10-25 lbs. frequently; or up to 10-20 lbs. constantly.
Exerting over 100 lbs. occasionally; 50-100 lbs. frequently; or up to 20-50 lbs. constantly.
% of Time
Ensures compliance with all medical and related standards by reading and reviewing certification standards related to medical and health related issues; documenting and recording all related information; maintaining files; educating and training employees in certification standards; maintaining a clean and organized clinical environment; participating in random reviews and audits; insuring all paperwork and other documentation are completed accurately; and maintaining confidentiality regarding the residents.
Assists in the Self-Administration of Medication to residents by accepting and approving mediation types; filling out administration forms and the medical logbook for documentation of resident’s medication; assisting in the distribution of medication to residents at the appropriate time; documenting the distribution of medication, medication errors or refusals; observing for residents for allergic reactions; and obtaining information from parents, guardians or other providers.
Performs routine physical assessments on residents by obtaining information through interviews; observing and examining residents to determine general health; administering TB Risk Assessment and skin tests and documenting results; making referrals to home physician as needed; and documenting all findings and information in the Health Status Form and in the medical logbook.
Provides training sessions for employees and residents by identifying medical and health related issues; gathering information, resources, scheduling, coordinating, and conducting training and group sessions for employees and residents.
Orders supplies and medications by maintaining inventory; turning in orders for approval by administration; and maintaining good working relationships with suppliers and pharmacy personnel.
Description of Minimum Job Requirements-
Work requires broad knowledge in a general professional or technical field. Knowledge is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
Over one year up to and including two years.
Position has no responsibility for the direction or supervision of others.
Human Collaboration Skills
Decisions regarding interpretation of policies may be made. Contact may involve support of controversial positions or the negotiation of sensitive issues or important presentations. Contacts may involve stressful, negative interactions with the public requiring high levels of tact and the ability to respond to aggressive interpersonal interactions.
Freedom to Act
Receives Limited Direction: This job title normally performs the duty assignment according to his or her own judgment, requesting supervisory assistance only when necessary. Special projects are managed with little oversight and assignments may be reviewed upon completion. Performance reviewed periodically.
Skilled: Work requires a comprehensive, practical knowledge of a technical field with use of analytical judgment and decision-making abilities appropriate to the work environment of the organization.
This job title does research for documents, compiles data for computer entry, and/or enters or oversees data entry. Has responsibility for monitoring budget/fiscal expenditures (typically non-discretionary expenditures) for a work unit of less than department size (programs, activities, projects or small organizational units) or responsibility for fiscal management of capital project(s).
Intermediate - Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
Basic - Ability to perform the four basic arithmetic operations. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
Intermediate - Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
Special License and Certificates:
Licensed as a registered nurse or practical nurse; Certification in CPR/First Aid/AED; Valid State Driver's License.
City of Danville, VA - 13 months ago