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Corrections Medical Assistant/LPN

Job Title:                 Corrections LPN/Medical Assistant

Department:          Corrections

FLSA Status:         Non-Exempt

Salary Range:        Depends on Qualifications/Experience

SUMMARY - To provide medical assistance to the physician/nurse practitioner/nurse in a professional manner and to provide for inmates in a caring, efficient and compassionate manner.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


·       Receives and processes all new inmates.

·       Maintain jail and inmate records during his/her shift.

·       Fills out and delivers all disciplinary reports and grievances to the Corrections Corporal.

·       Provides inmates with the basics to practice personal hygiene.

·       Keeps in communication with all correctional officers throughout the jail.

·       Observes patients for changes in physical and/or mental status or behavior and reports significant changes.

·       Obtains specimens for laboratory testing as assigned.

·       Takes vital signs including temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure.

·       Administers medication and treatments in accordance with policies and procedures.

·       Transcribes physicians' orders and records medication and patient's condition on patient's charts and other records.

·       Receives and gives change of shift reports.

·       Requests stock drugs, medications, and supplies as assigned.

·       Administers CPR in emergency situations.

·       Admits, transfers, and discharges patients.

·       Gathers information about patient's past and current physical and mental status.

·       May administer oral and parenteral medication as prescribed by the physician and documents procedure.

·       Applies dressings, ointments, and other treatments as ordered and documents procedure.

·       Assists physicians/nurse practitioner/corrections nurse with routine examinations and treatments.

·       Any and all other duties as assigned.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES - There are no supervisory responsibilities in this position.



·       High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED);

·       Licensed Practical Nurse diploma from an accredited school. Current Licensed Practical Nursing license.

·       Maintains annual and continuing education credits; keeps license current at all times.

·       Must have good working knowledge of CPT and ICD-10 Coding.

·       BLS through the American Heart Association required.

·       Must be able to maintain composure under difficult and stressful conditions.

·       Must be able to maintain confidentiality and be able to work independently with little supervision.

·       Displays tact and diplomacy in inter-personal skills.

·       Keeps BLS Certification current at all times.

·       To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.


The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


LANGUAGE SKILLS - Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to prisoners and other employees of the organization.


MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement.


REASONING ABILITY - Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.


CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS - Valid Louisiana Motor Vehicle Operator's License; proof of residency (voter registration card); birth certificate (minimum age of 21 years); and Social Security Card.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl or run. Must have the ability to lift and drag a minimum of 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision.


WORK ENVIRONMENT - The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER - The Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office is committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability status, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.


SUMMATION - Duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

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