Jail Nurse/Paramedic

at Reno County in Hutchinson, Kansas, United States

Job Description

Job Purpose and Objectives: 

The primary objective of this position is to provide medical care, treatment, and case management to inmates of the Reno County Jail to promote overall health utilizing the nursing process in triage, professional training and various resources in accordance with regulatory agencies and established guidelines. The inmate patient population generally has not had consistent access to healthcare prior to their incarceration. This position will provide an opportunity to see and care for an interesting variety of health concerns from minor ailments to major and atypical conditions. 

Personal conduct and behavior (on duty as well as off) must be such that it does not bring disrepute or unnecessarily endanger the public’s trust or confidence in the agency or its members.


Job Competencies:

Assesses the physical condition of prisoners by performing physical examinations and obtaining medical histories. Formulates medical plan and prognosis based on patient's condition.    Consults with physician(s) regarding patient health care plans and treatment; modifies patient treatment plans as indicated by patient's responses and condition. Provides medical first response to emergency situations in the jail; initiates triage and determines priority of emergent/ urgent care. Performs selected invasive procedures for therapeutic and/or diagnostic reasons within scope of validated competence. Complies with medical record policies regarding the complete and accurate documentation of patient care. Initiates and maintains required records and legal documents. Administers medications; observes patients to assess possible adverse medication interactions and/or side-effects and initiates appropriate health care interventions. Facilitates communication and reporting to on-coming shift of health care staff members to promote continuity of patient care. Advises patients on health maintenance and disease prevention and provides case management. Follows facility and OSHA safety rules and procedures while on assignment; follows facility Unusual Occurrence Protocol. Respects cultural and religious practices of patients. Upholds HIPAA regulations. Coordinate special diets with Food Service Manager. Maintain and ensure proper operation of equipment. Participates in Sheriff’s Department recruitment and community relations activities as directed. Attend staff meetings to discuss new ideas and/or specific items related to assigned duties. Protects and maintains any confidential information you have access to, whether oral, written, or electronic. Operates all job-related equipment, machinery, tools and other aids as required or needed. 

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This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice.


Reno County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Reno County is an at-will, equal opportunity employer.  Reno County provides Family Medical Leave (FMLA) benefits to eligible, covered employees.  Reno County considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, age (40+), disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status under local, state or federal law.  Reno County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities.  If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Reno County Human Resources by phone at 620-694-2982 or by email at personnel@renogov.orgApplications must be submitted on  You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.


Reno County prohibits employment of family members when such employment will create a situation where one person is in the direct chain of command and supervises, manages, or will be supervised or managed by another family member.  Family members are defined as spouses, biological parents, children and siblings, in-laws, grandparent, grandchildren, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, adoptive parents, children and siblings who share (or have shared) the same household, step-parents, step-children, and step-siblings who share (or have shared) the same household, or individuals with whom an employee has a close personal relationship such as domestic partners, cohabitants, and significant others.  Employees are expected to disclose relationships covered by this policy whenever they come into existence.

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Job Posting: 12532203

Posted On: May 26, 2023

Updated On: May 26, 2023

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