Health Services Specialist II - Nurse/Paramedic - Jail Health

  • 401 W. Hickory, Denton, Texas
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $55,981.00 - $64,938.00 Annually USD

Job Description


The Health Services Specialist II performs basic medical procedures and specialized detention work in the care and security of inmates to ensure their constitutional rights and welfare are safeguarded in the County Jail. Work involves responding to emergency and non-emergency medical calls or requests in the County Jail, performing medical screenings, performing patient chart documentation duties, and distributing medications as prescribed.

Examples of Duties

Performs medical procedures on inmates including vital signs assessment, phlebotomy, medication administration, and physician consultation for care plan direction.

Performs various assessment on inmates to determine health status, including evaluations for strep throat, TB, blood glucose levels, and urinalysis.

Performs medical screenings on inmates and charts all findings; maintains files and records as needed; creates patient charts and charts documentation of orders and actions taken.
Assists physicians and completes physician consultation for patient care directives as needed.

Ensures that the infirmary is kept clean and neat; ensures that all medical equipment is in proper working order.

Oversees administrative duties of department, including sending and receiving information such as medical records, scheduling doctor's appointments, scheduling interviews, purchasing supplies, preparing the budget, ensuring proper file maintenance, creating reports, processing medical claims, speaking with concerned family members, administering payroll, and any other duties requested.

Distributes prescribed and over the counter medications to inmates.

Monitors patient activity and movement within infirmary; monitors and supervises cleaning duties of infirmary trustees.

Screens or previews incoming phone calls and provides information compliant with department policy and procedures, or refers callers to appropriate personnel or agencies; records and routes messages for department personnel when necessary.

Processes inmate billing from outside providers as necessary; ensures bill is for proper amount.
Administers shots for inmates receiving medication or immunizations.

Administers wound care for patients with lacerations, cuts, bruises, or other injuries that require medical attention.
Regular and punctual attendance is required.
Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Must be 18 years of age.
Must be a United States citizen.
High School Diploma or GED and a minimum two years of experience in a related field OR Certification as a Paramedic, Licensed Vocational Nurse, or Registered Nurse; or an equivalent combination of education and related experience required.
Possession of a valid Driver's License. Must be able to obtain a State of Texas driver's license within 90 days of employment.

Supplemental Information

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Nurses and paramedics preferred.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

401 W. Hickory, Denton, Texas 76201 United States View Map