Rappahannock Shenandoah Warren Regional Jail

Superintendent

 
 
Superintendent Russell W. Gilkison 575x800
Russell W. Gilkison
Superintendent

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Jail Location and Mailing Address:
6601 Winchester Road
Front Royal, VA 22630

Main Line: (540) 622-6097 or
                   (540) 622-8678
Fax:           (540) 622-2846
Booking:   (540) 622-8620 or
                   (540) 622-8683
Records:   (540) 622-5024
Inmate Accounts: (540) 622-5015

 

Medical Registered Nurse: Monday - Friday 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

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Posted On: Tuesday, 17 October 2017
Shift: Full-Time
Location: RSW Regional Jail
6601 Winchester Road, Front Royal, VA 22630
Education: Other Diploma/Certificate
Pay Rate: DOE/DOQ
Job Description:

GENERAL DEFINITION AND CONDITIONS OF WORK:

Full-time position:  Monday - Friday  9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Performs professional basic to enhanced-level emergency and non-emergency care to inmates. Coordinates patient care through consultation with physician(s). Develops and implements medical/nursing guidelines and maintains medical records. Provides training as necessary to staff and education to offenders about healthy life styles. Work is performed under a licensed physician.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:

Performing medical evaluations on inmates, develops and implements medical guidelines according to RSW Regional Jail Policy and Procedures. Respond to medical emergencies, provide emergency care, triage inmates, and dispense medications.

• Provides daily nursing, emergency medical care, and treatment to inmates, staff and visitors as needed;
• Triage and Referral of inmates to Physician;
• Reviews medical history;
• Prepares and organizes daily tasks; maintain Medication Administration Records;
• Monitors inmates for behavioral and mental status changes;
• Maintains control of all medication and drugs on hand in accordance with policy and procedures;
• Administers medication to jail inmates: discusses inmate's condition with LPN and Physician: sets-up, dispenses and charts medication;
• Perform task of an LPN in their absents;
• Sets up prescriptions and refills in accordance with physician orders;
• Provides instruction on general health and hygiene.
• Collects blood and urine samples, and prepares samples for laboratory tests;
• Prepares Equipment and aids Physician during treatment and examination of patients;
• Assist Physician in treating more serious illnesses or injuries;
• Obtains medical records: enters medical data into computer; maintains medical records;
• Changes biohazard bags;
• Responds to emergencies;
• Responds to life saving situations based upon nursing standards, procedures and protocol;
• Maintains inventory of supplies; sharps, medication, medication logs etc.;
• Performs all duties in accordance with RSW Policy and Procedures, Virginia Department of Corrections standards, PREA standards and all regulations as directed;
• Performs all duties in compliance with all Federal, State, and Local Laws.
• Develop and implement medical guidelines per RSW Policy and Procedures relating to training of staff in CPR, First Aid, AED, and blood borne pathogens and universal precautions;
• Maintain necessary records and prepare required reports;
• Maintain a cooperative relationship among health care teams within and outside of the facility along with RSW Regional Jail staff and other facilities.
• Performs related tasks as required.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of the principles, standards, practices and techniques of the RN Nursing field; general knowledge of pharmacology; ability to draw blood; ability to administer medications and apply therapeutic treatment as prescribed; general knowledge of the rules, regulations, procedures and polices pertaining to medical services of the detention facility; ability to accurately maintain patient medical records and prepare reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, physicians, associates and others contacted in the course of work. Ability to establish and maintain First Aid, CPR and AED certifications.

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