Detention Licensed Practical Nurse

Salary & Classification

Type: Full Time
Classification: Non-exempt, eligible for overtime compensation
Salary: $11.89–$14.85/hr D.O.Q. Paid bi-weekly
Grade: 136
Closing Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Download recruitment announcement: Detention Certified Nursing Assistant (PDF)


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

Experience & Education
High School Diploma or GED; must possess a current valid State of Arizona Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) certificate at time of appointment and one (1) year experience, preferably in a Corrections/Detention Center; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.

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 Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or a Registered Nurse (RN); assists with health assessments, screenings, and prisoners care plans; assists with procedures and conducts follow-up on treatments as prescribed by a physician; assists with the coordination of medical services with other health providers; provides first aid services, as needed; takes and records vital signs; collects blood samples and processes specimens to the lab; documents, files and maintains health records/charts relating to treatment and progress; completes medical forms and enters the information into the computer system; orders and maintains supplies; assists the nurse with setting up the medication carts; may be required to groom, shave, feed and bath prisoners; maintains a safe, secure and hygienic work environment; 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; basic health care practices and procedures; medical equipment, proper lifting techniques; required detention and security training.

Skills in: Applying basic health care methods; recognizing and reporting health status; record keeping; collecting laboratory specimens; 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