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Senior Prison Health Care Technician
 
JOB CODE:120763
 
PAY GRADE:1211
 
SALARY RANGE:$38,389 - $53,139
 
LOCATION OF WORK
Emergency Medical Services
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the direction of a higher classification, performs technical medical work involving the care and treatment of inmates at the Parish Prison and responsibility for the supervision of a particular twelve-hour shift. Work involves the delegation of shift duties, the completion of various daily shift reports and inventories; administering routine medical treatment to inmates; and conducting physical assessments on prisoners at the time of arrest. Performs other work as requested.
 
ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Coordinates shift and provides supervision of Prison Health Care Technicians on an assigned twelve hour shift ensuring all duties of the shift are performed; completion of various daily shift reports. Maintains and inventories the emergency stock medication cabinet at the beginning and end of assigned shift; pulls all medications as needed during a shift. Dispenses medication to entire inmate population; provides routine medical treatment to inmate population. Draws blood, starts I.V.s and initiates resuscitative measures. Performs physical assessments on prisoners at the time of arrest to include but not limited to: primary and secondary assessment, complete medical history, charting of vital signs and other medical findings; provides and charts all treatment rendered or ordered by physician.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of paraprofessional medical practices and techniques of the basic life support level. Knowledge of the occupational hazards associated with medical work. Knowledge of medical terminology. Ability to identify signs and symptoms of medical situations and administer appropriate medical treatment to stabilize the patient's condition. Ability to supervise and motivate the work of subordinates in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale. Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written medical instructions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, medical and security staff. Ability to deal firmly and tactfully with people contacted in the course of work. Ability to obtain a Louisiana Chauffeur's license if necessary. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma, GED, or equivalent certificate of competency, supplemented by completion of a practical nursing course, and six months experience in administering medical treatment to inmates.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES
Must possess and maintain a valid license to practice practical or registered nursing in the State of Louisiana throughout employment in this classification. Must have a valid Louisiana driver's license at the time of appointment and maintain throughout employment in this classification.
 
OTHER JOB ASPECTS
Must pass a Microsoft Windows proficiency test. For security purposes, all applicants/employees of EMS-Prison Medical Services must obtain and maintain security clearance with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office throughout employment in this classification.
 
NOTE:
The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the job.