Correctional RN's- New Grads Welcome!

UNI Health Care Recruiters
San Diego, CA, US
Dec 01, 2017
Jan 01, 2018
Contract Type
Job Description

We are seeking passionate and committed RN's to work at the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. The Sheriffs Detentions Nurse will perform the full scope of medical and mental health nursing functions within the department. The RN will provide routine and emergency nursing services to inmates of detention facilities operated by the Sheriffs Department.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Prior to administering any treatment or medication, conducts a thorough assessment of the primary medical or psychological complaints and basic symptoms of communicable diseases.
  • Performs assessment of patients to make initial determination of patient condition, need for treatment, medications, and/or MD, Psychiatric, Dental referrals.
  • Conducts a thorough technical assessment: blood pressure, temperature, pulse, height, weight, venipuncture, urine tests, pregnancy tests, blood glucose, PPD placements, injections and inoculations according to nursing protocols.
  • Responds promptly to facility emergencies with appropriate emergency response equipment and in accordance with appropriate mental and medical health protocol.
  • Implements the proper sequence of isolation protocol in the jail system when there are possible contagious or suspected cases.
  • Plans and provides direct nursing care (RN and MD S/C) and treatment in accordance with established Standardized Nursing Procedures (SNP), and Sheriffs Medical Services Departmental policy and procedure.
  • Dispenses, prepares and administers immunizations and medications (unit doses, liquid and powder form) according to protocol.
  • Utilizes medical cart for dispensing medication in house units that may involve walking distances.
  • Performs intake gate assessments to determine acceptability of newly arrested individuals into the jail system.
  • Performs detoxification and safety cell assessments with appropriate documentation in the medical charts.
  • Identifies basic medical indications of alcoholism and drug (substance) abuse and their overdose signs and symptoms.
  • Provides appropriate patient education according to Standardized Nursing Procedures (SNPs).
  • Accurately follows oral and written instructions, including physician orders, Standardized Nursing Procedures (SNPs), clinical protocols, and orders for treatment.
  • Prepares the Medication Administration Record (MARs) appropriately and completely following procedure.
  • Interprets and complies with laws, rules, regulations, protocols, and procedures to include security requirements applicable to detention facility settings.
  • Documents medical charts, all patient information and follows physicians written orders.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality.
  • Maintains accurate records (name and booking numbers) and documentation of patient treatments, immunization and lab results according to standard medical record keeping.
  • Identifies normal and abnormal laboratory results and uses common current medical terminology appropriately in written documentation and verbal reports.
  • Uses and cares for medical equipment used in a clinical and dispensary setting, i.e. EKG machine, Glucometer, Exam Table, Spirometer, Peak Flow Meter, Pulmonaide, Pulse Oximeter and IVAC.
  • Performs administrative assignments such as filing, answering phones, typing and maintenance of records for the purpose of maintaining statistical logs for the unit.
  • Uses office equipment for administrative purposes.
  • Upon receipt of Jail Information Management System (JIMS) training can successfully perform common computer functions, i.e. retrieve documents, write monthly, weekly or daily reports, input accurate information, access appropriate existing distribution lists; and send all reports within acceptable time frames.
  • Provides responsive, high quality service to County employees, patients, representative of outside agencies and members of the public by providing accurate, complete and up-to-date information, in a courteous, efficient and timely manner.

Requirements :

  • Valid California Registered Nurse License is required at time of application and must be maintained throughout employment
  • Current CPR Card


San Diego Central Jail (Downtown)

1173 Front St.San Diego, CA 92101

Las Colinas Detention & Reentry Facility

451 Riverview Pkwy. Santee, CA 92071

George Bailey Detention Facility

446 Alta Rd., Suite 5300 San Diego, CA 92158

Vista Detention Facility (North County)

325 S. Melrose Dr, Ste 200Vista, CA 92081

Shifts Available:










Benefits and Perks for UNI Nurses:

Weekly Pay - We manage payroll in-house meaning fast turn-around and easy access to your earnings, as well as payroll support at your finger tips

Same Day Pay- Available for all UNI Licensed Nurses

Paid Training and Orientations Offered to all New Hires - Feel confident with starting something new and certain of your new position role(s)

Flexible Scheduling - Part-time or full-time; AM, PM and NOC shifts currently available

Ongoing Training and Development- To assure UNI staff are equipped with the necessary tools to be successful at every healthcare facility staffed at - We assist our staff with managing credentials and keeping compliance at all times through automated reminders, clinic referrals and courses as necessary.

Please submit current resume for consideration and/or call the office at (619) 615-0439 and ask tospeak with Dexter. Qualified applicants will be contacted within 48-72 hours.

Company Description

United Nursing International Health Care provides facilities nationwide with quality, experienced caring nurses and allied healthcare professionals. UNI has been providing healthcare facilities with supplemental, per diem, contract and travel healthcare professionals since 1986. We provide our clients with staffing and management support services 24 hours per day 7 days a week.

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