LVN/Medical Officer II

The following job opportunity is offered by an individual county juvenile probation department.  Please use the contact information provided below or contact the local juvenile probation department Do not contact the Texas Juvenile Justice Department or fax resumes to our fax number.

Job ID. Number: 18-030
Number of Positions: 1
Close Date: 4/23/2018 12:00:00 AM
Salary: $1691.20-$2396.80 biweekly
Location: Richmond
Contact: Fort Bend County Juvenile Probation
122 Golfview Drive
Richmond, TX 77469
281-633-7400
Website Address: http://www.fortbendcounty.jobs
  
Job Description
JOB SUMMARY:
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.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
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.

REQUIREMENTS:
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.