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Lewis and Clark County Registered Nurse in Helena, Montana

JOB POSTING FOR LEWIS & CLARK COUNTYPosition Title: Detention Center Nurse RN Organization: Lewis and Clark County, Sheriff’s OfficePay Rate: $29.92 to $31.68 per hourPosition Type/Status: Temporary , Full-time, Non-Exempt, LCCSEAClosing Date: open until filledLewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office is hiring a temporary fulltime Registered Nurse to work in the Detention Center. This temporary position may work into regular full time. Under direction of the Detention Center Sergeant this position provides clinical services to the incarcerated population and health care provider support at the Lewis and Clark County Detention Center.Position is open until filled and applications will be reviewed weekly. This position may qualify for the Montana Governor's Health Care Workforce Recruitment Program - ARPA. This program is intended to help address increasing demand for services by providing relocation reimbursements as an incentive to recruit skilled health care professionals to Montana. We AreThe Lewis & Clark County Sheriff's Office is the chief law enforcement agency in Lewis & Clark County, Montana. It is comprised of over eighty employees including sworn officers, detention officers and professional support staff. The Sheriff's Office provides general law enforcement, detention functions, rural fire support and search and rescue operations for the citizens of Lewis & Clark County in a service area of over two million acres. Additionally, this agency provides specialized regional services to the entire county and contract law enforcement to specific areas.Mission StatementDedicated to providing professional law enforcement services in partnership with the community.Vision StatementTo enhance the quality of life in Lewis & Clark County through progressive law enforcement, quality personnel, innovative training and incorporating the latest technology.Benefits Lewis and Clark County offers a competitive benefits package!Includes:•Health Coverage - 2 Types of Health Plans which includes medical, dental, vision, and pharmacy coverage. oTraditional Plan - cost for employee only is $50 per month and with the Wellness incentive, the cost may be reduced to $0 per month for full-time employees. oHigh Deductible Health Plan - cost for employee is $0 per month and a additional $1200 per year to a Health Savings Account for full time employees.•PureView Health Center - preferred clinic provider and no cost to the employee and his/her dependents •20 year Retirement Plan•Paid Vacation and Sick Leave and Holidays•Employees are provided with $25,000.00 of Life Insurance and $25, 000.00 of AD&D insurance as a new employee. •Wellness Screening Incentive•Gym Membership Reimbursement •Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance•Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) - Employment with the County may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under the PSLF. Look here to learn more and see if you may qualify! o Benefits Includes:•Working in a fast-paced environment•Opportunity to serve on a variety of different committees•Professional development and training opportunities•Cost of living increases•Market adjustments•Step based wage increases•Longevity pay •4 weeks of paid parental leave For more Information Duties•Provides direct patient care to the incarcerated population and health care provider support;•Prepares patients for examination;•Conducts and documents initial health interview and all patient encounters;•Administers kite program, obtains medical records from outside the facility and assists clinic providers with diagnostic and/or therapeutic procedures;•Documents all activities with the incarcerated population thoroughly;•Administers injections and dispenses medications;•Prepares and cleans equipment, exam and treatment room, performs quality controls on lab equipment and documents results and performs CLIA waived laboratory procedures;•Performs routine laboratory procedures including venipuncture, to include evidence collection, namely blood for DUI investigations;•Maintains clinical records, clinical and progress notes and other patient information;•Provides information to patients and authorized detention center staff regarding medications, treatment instructions, lab and/or x-ray reports, etc.;•Perform Intake Assessments on new inmates;•Provides health counseling and education materials regarding preventive health and lifestyle modifications;•Responds to inquiries from patients, pharmacies, and providers;•Maintains inventory of medical and office supplies, drugs and equipment and maintains patient files, records, clinical and progress notes and other patient information;•Sets up clinic appointments and assists with scheduling patient diagnostic tests, treatments and hospital admissions;•Arranges transport (in conjunction with the Transport Officers) for appointments that occur outside of the detention center;•May perform receptionist and other clerical duties;•Provides billing information to Jail Accounting Technician;•Respond to and treat emergency medical issues;•Performs other duties as assigned.Examples of Knowledge•Montana Code Annotated;•Principles and practices of family practice and detention nursing; •Applicable public health statutes and ordinances;•Medical terminology, medical office procedures and practices;•Professional ethics, standards, practices and responsibilities;•HIPAA and medical records confidentiality requirements;•Infection control measures and practices;•Electronic medical records, including protocols, policies and procedures;•Basic understanding of Jail Operations including safety and security of facility, officers, inmates and oneself.Examples of Skills & Abilities •Maintain medical records according to prescribed clinic standards;•Operate computer systems and related software;•Communicate effectively orally and in writing;•Provide patient care according to prescribed standards;•Use medical instruments and equipment according to prescribed standards;•Access and maintain patient medical records according to prescribed standards;•Follow verbal and written instructions;•Establish effective working relationships with fellow employees, supervisors, patients and citizens.QualificationsThe knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position are typically acquired through completion of an accredited nursing program and one (1) year medical office, hospital or clinic experience. Current Registered Nurse licensure in Montana and CPR certification required. Detention center nursing experience preferred, but not necessary.Physical Demands Duties are generally performed in a clinic setting where hazards and discomforts are controlled and modifiable. This position requires the ability to bend at the waist, stand, kneel, reach over the head, talk, hear, and see. Must be able to move or lift documents and materials weighing up to 30 pounds. Position requires knowledge and use of typical office equipment including telephone and personal computer plus medical equipment and instruments. Position requires frequent contact with fellow employees, incarcerated population and citizens. Position may require travel to other sites for work assignments, meetings or training.Special Requirements Must pass a background check.Must be currently registered as an RN in the state of Montana.Work schedule is 12-hour day shifts and must be available to work weekends. Application Instructions - Required Materials Applications for this position are accepted online only through our career portal at Job Opportunities - Lewis & Clark County ( following items are required along with the on-line application:•ResumeoAttach resume to online application in designated section•Cover LetteroAttach cover letter to online application in resume upload section as well. More than one document can be uploaded. For questions on this position or on the application process, please call (406) 447-8316 or e-mail Equal Opportunity Employer