Job Description

Position Summary
This position administers professional and technical urgent care nursing in the Grant County Corrections Center, a maximum-security facility. This position is responsible for providing a wide variety of nursing and medical care to a diverse adult inmate population assuring that all standards of care are fulfilled.

This position is scheduled eight (8) hour shifts Tuesday through – Saturday, typically working 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The schedule may require occasional after hours and weekend shifts. This position may be responsible for taking phone calls to provide consultation on the weekend and after hours to Corrections Staff Members.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following examples of duties and accountabilities illustrate the general range of tasks assigned to the position but are not intended to define the limits of required duties.  Other essential duties may be assigned consistent with the general scope of the position. Employee must comply with all County and department policies, procedures, WAC’s, or other regulatory bodies.

  • Provide first aid, basic emergency treatment, and life support for medical emergencies.
  • Respond to all medical emergencies in the facility.
  • Monitor patients in crisis cells and medical cells.
  • Dispense medication as needed.
  • Perform initial medical evaluation of patients; record patient history.
  • Triage patients for sick call.
  • Perform medical tests as prescribed.
  • Provide medical preparation of patients for the practitioner.
  • Accurately document medical information and procedures.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with County officials, employees and the general public.
  • Maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance during regularly-scheduled work hours at assigned worksite.
  • Meet travel requirements of the position.
  • Perform the physical requirements of the position; work within the established working conditions of the position
  • Consults with pharmacists and primary medical providers regarding medication management for individuals served.
  • Refers individuals to primary medical providers as appropriate.
  • Reviews and interprets lab reports. Follows up on significant lab findings.
  • Assures that all documentation and records meet Washington Administrative Code (WAC), Revised Codes of Washington (RCW), and all other applicable County requirements.
  • Develops and maintains professional working relationships with community hospitals and other medical providers to ensure quality of care and the timely resolution of problems.
  • Assures services are provided which support the individual’s rights and are compatible with the particular culture and primary language of the individual.
  • Actively participates in training and other meetings, whether in or out of office, as assigned.

Education, Experience, and Licensing
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Any combination of education and experience may be substituted as long as it provides the desired skills, knowledge and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  1. Completion of an accredited professional nursing program
  2. Current licensure in Good Standing in Washington State as a registered nurse or eligibility for license reciprocity in Washington State as a registered nurse
  3. Willingness to adjust work schedules as needed


  1. 2 years of related experience as an RN
  2. Strong communication skills
  3. Basic personal computer operations skills
  4. Training in emergency room and trauma/urgent care cases
  5. Experience in an institutional or correctional health setting
  6. Bachelor of Science in nursing
  7. Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  8. Knowledge of County policies and procedures

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
Work is primarily performed inside but can be performed in varying temperatures.  Employee may be exposed to office supply odors or vapors.  Employee may also be exposed to sub-sanitary environments.

The physical abilities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, sit, write, hear, speak and lift up to 50 lbs. of unequal weight.   Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision, peripheral, depth perception.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Union Representation

This position is represented by Teamsters Local #760 and a member of the Sheriff’s Support bargaining unit.

Employee Benefits

Grant County offers a competitive benefits package to include:

  • Health Insurance:  Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Leave: Vacation, Sick, Paid Holidays
  • Retirement through Department of Retirement Systems (DRS)
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Supplemental Retirement/Deferred Compensation
  • Supplemental Life & AD&D, LTD Insurance

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Application Special Instructions
Please include a required Cover Letter in addition to your Resume.

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