Detention Licensed Practical Nurse

Salary & Classification

Type: Full Time & Part Time positions
Classification: Non-exempt, eligible for overtime compensation
Salary: $17.55–$21.91/hr D.O.E. Paid bi-weekly
Grade: 214
Closing Date: Open continuously

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Nature of Work
Under general supervision, performs professional nursing and health related services of moderate difficulty to prisoners within the Yuma County Detention Center. This position has department specific responsibility.

Experience & Education
Must possess a valid State of Arizona Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license at the time of hire OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Preferred Qualifications: One (1) year of clinical nursing experience, preferably in a Corrections/Detention Center.

Additional Requirements
This classification requires the applicant to successfully complete a background check, polygraph and drug test prior to appointment; must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license; and the ability to work all three shifts (days, afternoons, and graveyards), holidays, and weekends.

The above information is intended to describe the general nature of this position and is not to be considered a complete statement of duties, responsibilities and requirements.

Reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an “otherwise qualified applicant” with a disability to participate in any stage of the recruitment process. Requests for accommodation must be made through the Yuma County Human Resources Department in advance of the event, or as soon as practical, so that necessary arrangements can be made. (928) 373-1013 OR TDD (928) 373-1013.

Examples of Work
(Illustrative only) Works under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or a physician; assists with health assessments, screenings, and prisoners care plans; assists with communicable diseases and reports their existence to the appropriate health authorities; provides medications and treatments as prescribed by a physician; provides daily nursing, first aid, and emergency medical care and treatment; collects prisoners’ history, medical records and prescription data; prepares, documents, files and maintains health records/charts relating to diagnosis, treatment and progress; administers Hepatitis shots, TB tests, blood samples and processes specimens to the laboratory; orders and maintains medication and medical equipment; coordinates medical services with other health providers; provides health-related education and counseling, as needed; maintains a clean, safe, and secure work environment; participates in cost containment measures; regular and reliable attendance is required; performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge & Skills

Knowledge of: Yuma County Policies and Procedures; Federal, state, and county laws related to inmates; Sheriff’s Office detention facility policy and procedures; general nursing principles and practices; health sciences including health maintenance, promotion and prevention; principles of health education and counseling; medical instruments and laboratory equipment; community assessment and resources; required detention and security training.

Skills in: Applying nursing principles; monitoring and evaluating prisoner’s progress; community principles of health education; exercising initiative and judgment in selecting proper nursing intervention; responding appropriately to emergency situations; preparing complete and accurate reports and records; dealing impartially with people of different social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public; following written and verbal instructions; communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

Apply Online

All Yuma County applications must be submitted on-line through NeoGov. Yuma County no longer accepts paper applications. To apply on-line, click link: Yuma County Employment

If you do not have access to a computer, Yuma County has kiosks located at 198 S. Main Street, Yuma, AZ.

If you have questions or need assistance with the on-line application process, please contact:

Yuma County Human Resources Department
198 S. Main Street
Yuma, AZ 85364
Tel: (928) 373-1013

Job Line: (928) 373-6090