Coordinates and provides health care services to Juvenile detainees in accordance with established guidelines and Federal, State and local statutes. Participates in planning of programs, policies or objectives for own work group and department.
Ensures all Juvenile offenders receive required medical treatment as needed and all medical needs are immediately attended to. Screens and examines incoming juvenile offenders to determine basic health condition. Communicates with home, school and parent/guardian regarding Juvenile detainee’s medical history. Prepares and dispenses medication as ordered by doctor; keeps records of treatment and medications for incoming and discharged offenders. Records assessment of illness or injuries and follow up with treatment or sends juvenile to hospital if necessary. Coordinates and follows up with appropriate medical, psychological and dental screening as requested for placement or boot camp; prepares referral paperwork to staff psychologist as needed or requested. Administers Juvenile’s TB testing program. May assist in transporting Juvenile to appointments. Reports information to Probation Officer and ensures medical records are confidential and maintained strictly in accordance with administrative policy. Participates in activities and duties related to emergency management during a local state of disaster as directed by appropriate county managers.
High School Diploma/GED; Licensed Vocation Nurse in State of Texas required. Minimum 21 years of age. One year job related experience (working with Juvenile Offenders is preferred). Good typing, verbal and written communication and organizational skills; good interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively with the public, other employees and Juvenile Offenders in a correctional setting. Requires shift work in a detention facility; Ability to work 12 hour shifts with a flexible schedule and to work every other weekend.
SALARY RANGE: Public Health Grade 10, $1,691.20 - $2,396.80 biweekly based on qualifications
CLOSING DATE: Upon filling position
For certain positions requiring certification, state standards shall disqualify an applicant if their criminal history reveals:
1) A felony conviction against the laws of this state, another state, or the United States within the past 10 years; a deferred adjudication for a felony against the laws of this state, another state, or the United States within the past 10 years or current felony probation or parole
2) A jailable misdemeanor conviction against the laws of this state, another state or the United States within the past 5 years; a deferred adjudication for a jailable misdemeanor against the laws of this state, another state, or the United States within the past 5 years or current misdemeanor probation or parole
3) Registered as a sex offender under Chapter 62, Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.
All full-time and part-time employees are members of the Texas County District Retirement System (TCDRS). Full-time employees also enjoy a wide-range of great benefits.
Fort Bend County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate
on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability or national
origin, or any other reason protected by law.
To be considered for employment, all interested candidates should complete the required Fort Bend County online employment application located at www.fortbendcounty.jobs