Correctional Health Nurse-PRN

Application Deadline: Sunday, July 14, 2024, 4:30pm Central Time. Expired!

Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position.

Job Title: Correctional Health Nurse-PRN

Closing Date/Time: Sunday, 7/14/2024, 4:30 pm

Salary: $34.25 per hour

Job Type: Per diem

Location: Davenport, Iowa

Job Summary

Under general supervision, the Corrections Health Nurse provides medical care to maintain the mental and physical health of Scott County Jail inmates and Juvenile Detention Center Residents. Performs first aid and provides emergency medical care as required.

This is a Part Time position.

Job Responsibilities

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Assesses individuals for medical and mental health needs.

Reviews medical records and contacts medical providers and pharmacies to verify illnesses, chronic conditions, medications, and other treatment or special needs.

Distributes medications; reviews medical records to prepare appropriate medications and doses..

Reviews and addresses medical requests; gathers medical charts; prepares examination rooms for medical providers; checks and records vitals, weight, height, and temperature; administers tests and collects blood samples as needed; cleans and dresses wounds.

Coordinates care for individuals being transferred for temporary or permanent placement at other facilities.

Provides education to inmates/residents and facility staff regarding health issues.

Responds to medical emergencies of varying levels of severity.

Identifies, monitors, and secures supplies and equipment necessary to provide care as appropriate.

Participates in department efforts related to accreditation/reaccreditation, performance management, quality improvement, and workforce development.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Standards for Initial Consideration

Education, Training, and Experience Guidelines

Associate's degree in Nursing; AND two (2) years of nursing experience.

Knowledge of:

Applicable local, State, and Federal laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances.

Practices and procedures for preparing and distributing prescription medications.

Work safety policies, procedures, and practices including the use of personal protective equipment.

Proper handling and disposal of biohazard materials.

Records maintenance and retention policies, procedures, and practices.

Skill in:

Preparing clear and concise reports.

Maintaining accurate records and documentation.

Assessing the mental and physical health of individuals and identifying treatment needs.

Typing and entering data with speed and accuracy.

Maintaining composure in stressful situations.

Interacting tactfully and professionally with County staff, outside agencies, and inmates/residents.

Collecting capillary and venous blood samples.

Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships.

Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

Ability to exemplify, by his/her actions, the County's PRIDE philosophy.

License and Certification Requirements

Must be a Registered Nurse in the State of Iowa at the time of hire.

Supplemental Information


Work is performed in Scott County correctional facilities and requires exposure to potentially violent inmates, hazardous chemicals, contagious illnesses, and infectious diseases.


This position is not benefit eligible.