CORRECTIONAL MEDICAL TECHNICIAN II

Location
Health and Hospital Systems, Chicago, IL
Salary
$18.850 - HOURLY
Posted
Dec 06, 2017
Closes
Jan 05, 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Number: 00121117

Job Summary SEIU 73 MEMBERS

Location:
Cermak Health Services, 2800 S California Ave, Chicago, IL 60608

Department: Patient Care
Services, Residential Treatment Unnit 5th Floor

Shift: 3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

The Correctional Medical Technician II
under close supervision performs designated clinical and healthcare provider’s
tasks throughout the Cook County Department of Corrections (CCDOC) and responds
to emergencies in accordance with prescribed.
Communicates patient care issues to the clinical staff. Delivers over-the-counter (OTC) medications
and therapeutic packs of prescribed medications to detainees. Observes detainees for health problems and
reports clinical information to physician, Physician Assistant (PA) or
Registered Nurse (RN). Performs record
keeping according to department policy.

Typical Duties
  • Delivers
    pre-packaged pharmaceutical items and over-the-counter (OTC) medications to
    detainees
  • Delivers
    specimens to the Lab and various records to the appropriate place
  • Performs
    routine bandage and dressing changes/wound care
  • Assists
    the PA in further medical evaluation of the detainees
  • Performs
    cast care and splinting
  • Exhibits
    skills in blood drawing
  • Makes
    rounds on tiers and observes detainees for potential healthcare needs
  • Performs
    screening of detainees during the medical intake process by completing the
    Medical Intake Record for the purpose of obtaining relevant medical and dental
    information such as medical history, allergies, gross dental conditions, social
    habits and identifying body marks; takes/records vital signs, takes/records
    height and weight; and performs venipuncture,
  • Performs
    accuchecks and Electrocardiogram (EKG) tracing under supervision of a physician
  • Assists
    in maintaining a clean and sanitary environment for detainees, staff and others
    by changing exam paper between detainee visits; maintains equipment and ensures
    exam rooms are properly cleaned and physically suitable for patient services. Maintains various logs (blood pressure
    bandages change, asthma, first aid kit, etc.)
  • Transports
    sick and injured detainees to required health care areas by wheelchair, stair
    chair, gurney, medicar or ambulance
  • Participates
    in continuing medical education and in-service training sessions
  • Monitors
    medical equipment to ensure it is operating properly. Orders supplies and
    over-the- counter medication and maintains par stock levels
  • Replenishes
    First Aid Kit items and supplies in clinical areas
  • Demonstrates
    accountability through maintenance and compliance with CPR and Licensure
  • Assumes
    responsibility for completing twelve (12) hours of education annually
  • Presents
    a professional appearance in attitude, dress, communication and grooming
  • Assists
    in the orientation of new employees
  • Inspects
    emergency equipment and supplies daily, according to policy and reports
    problems to the supervisor
  • Demonstrates
    compliance with mandatory certification programs for Fire, Safety and Infection
    Control, and other mandatory offerings
  • Assists
    patients with access to healthcare (HSRF) - pick up, deliver, and/or review
  • Observes
    patients for potential healthcare needs, intervenes and communicates
    appropriately
  • Complies
    with existing security, i.e., Cook County Department of Corrections (CCDOC),
    Department and facility policies and procedures
  • Other
    duties as assigned

Reporting Relationships
  • Reports to the Director of Nursing

Minimum
Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent
    is required. Must provide proof of diploma at time of interview.
  • Valid driver's license is
    required. Must provide proof of license at time of interview.
  • Current certification in the
    State of Illinois as an Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (EMT-B) is
    required. Must provide proof of certification at time of interview.
  • One (1) year of experience
    as an EMT-B is required.
  • Current
    Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification is required. Must provide
    proof of certification at time of interview.
  • All applicants must have
    reached their 18th birthday as of the date of application. Proof of age must be
    shown by valid government issued state ID or driver’s license at time of
    interview.

MUST
MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.


Knowledge,
Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics

  • Knowledge of medical terminology, pharmacology and related abbreviations
    that pertain to emergency medical procedures
  • Must possess knowledge, skills and ability in the emergency care of
    patients, commensurate with those required of persons possessing EMT-B and CPR
    certification
  • Must demonstrate operational ability for the following equipment; nasal
    cannula and mask-type oxygen delivery system and electrocardiogram machines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in an institutional/correctional setting and function
    effectively in a confined environment
  • Ability to work effectively in a tense, stressful work setting
  • Demonstrates a cooperative attitude in the support of health services and
    the department's philosophy and mission
  • Ability to communicate objectively and work well with co-workers and
    colleagues
  • Ability to keep accurate records and prepare reports, as required
  • Ability to lift and transport adult patients
  • Ability to walk up to two (2) miles

VETERAN PREFERENCE

PLEASE READ

When applying for employment with the Cook County
Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged
Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less
than 6 months of continuous service

To take
advantage of this preference a Veteran must:
  • Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

  • Identify self as a Veteran on the
    employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the
    question, “Are you a Military Veteran?”

  • Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of
    Separation at time of application filing.
    Please note: If you have multiple
    DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of
    the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before
    9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable
    Discharge Status are not acceptable

OR
  • A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver’s License
    which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the
    application at time of filing.

If items are not attached, you will not
be eligible for Veteran Preference


VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL
APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER’S LICENSE AT
TIME OF INTERVIEW.




Benefits
Package

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • Basic Term Life Insurance
  • Pension Plan and Deferred Compensation Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
  • You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness
    Program (PSLF)

For
further information on our excellent benefits package, please click on the
following link: http://www.cookcountyrisk.com/

Degrees
awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one
of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an
approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National
Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of
International Credential Evaluators (AICE).
Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.

*Please note all offers of
Employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory
professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background
checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a
physical and pre-employment drug screen.

*CCHHS is strictly
prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly prejudicing or affecting any
term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any political
reason or factor.



COOK
COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER