The Correctional Medical Technician IIunder close supervision performs designated clinical and healthcare provider'stasks throughout the Cook County Department of Corrections (CCDOC) and respondsto emergencies in accordance with prescribed.Communicates patient care issues to the clinical staff.Delivers over-the-counter (OTC) medicationsand therapeutic packs of prescribed medications to detainees.Observes detainees for health problems andreports clinical information to physician, Physician Assistant (PA) orRegistered Nurse (RN).Performs recordkeeping according to department policy.
Deliverspre-packaged pharmaceutical items and over-the-counter (OTC) medications todetainees
Deliversspecimens to the Lab and various records to the appropriate place
Performsroutine bandage and dressing changes/wound care
Assiststhe PA in further medical evaluation of the detainees
Performscast care and splinting
Exhibitsskills in blood drawing
Makesrounds on tiers and observes detainees for potential healthcare needs
Performsscreening of detainees during the medical intake process by completing theMedical Intake Record for the purpose of obtaining relevant medical and dentalinformation such as medical history, allergies, gross dental conditions, socialhabits and identifying body marks; takes/records vital signs, takes/recordsheight and weight; and performs venipuncture,
Performsaccuchecks and Electrocardiogram (EKG) tracing under supervision of a physician
Assistsin maintaining a clean and sanitary environment for detainees, staff and othersby changing exam paper between detainee visits; maintains equipment and ensuresexam rooms are properly cleaned and physically suitable for patient services.Maintains various logs (blood pressurebandages change, asthma, first aid kit, etc.)
Transportssick and injured detainees to required health care areas by wheelchair, stairchair, gurney, medicar or ambulance
Participatesin continuing medical education and in-service training sessions
Monitorsmedical equipment to ensure it is operating properly. Orders supplies andover-the- counter medication and maintains par stock levels
ReplenishesFirst Aid Kit items and supplies in clinical areas
Demonstratesaccountability through maintenance and compliance with CPR and Licensure
Assumesresponsibility for completing twelve (12) hours of education annually
Presentsa professional appearance in attitude, dress, communication and grooming
Assistsin the orientation of new employees
Inspectsemergency equipment and supplies daily, according to policy and reportsproblems to the supervisor
Demonstratescompliance with mandatory certification programs for Fire, Safety and InfectionControl, and other mandatory offerings
Assistspatients with access to healthcare (HSRF) - pick up, deliver, and/or review
Observespatients for potential healthcare needs, intervenes and communicatesappropriately
Complieswith existing security, i.e., Cook County Department of Corrections (CCDOC),Department and facility policies and procedures
Otherduties as assigned
Reports to the Director of Nursing
High School diploma or GED equivalentis required. Must provide proof of diploma at time of interview.
Valid driver's license isrequired. Must provide proof of license at time of interview.
Current certification in theState of Illinois as an Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (EMT-B) isrequired. Must provide proof of certification at time of interview.
One (1) year of experienceas an EMT-B is required.
CurrentCardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification is required. Must provideproof of certification at time of interview.
All applicants must havereached their 18th birthday as of the date of application. Proof of age must beshown by valid government issued state ID or driver's license at time ofinterview.
MUSTMEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.
Knowledge,Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Knowledge of medical terminology, pharmacology and related abbreviationsthat pertain to emergency medical procedures
Must possess knowledge, skills and ability in the emergency care ofpatients, commensurate with those required of persons possessing EMT-B and CPRcertification
Must demonstrate operational ability for the following equipment; nasalcannula and mask-type oxygen delivery system and electrocardiogram machines
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to work in an institutional/correctional setting and functioneffectively in a confined environment
Ability to work effectively in a tense, stressful work setting
Demonstrates a cooperative attitude in the support of health services andthe department's philosophy and mission
Ability to communicate objectively and work well with co-workers andcolleagues
Ability to keep accurate records and prepare reports, as required
Ability to lift and transport adult patients
Ability to walk up to two (2) miles
When applying for employment with the Cook CountyHealth & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably dischargedVeterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not lessthan 6 months of continuous service
To takeadvantage of this preference a Veteran must:
Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Identify self as a Veteran on theemployment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to thequestion, "Are you a Military Veteran?"
Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice ofSeparation at time of application filing.Please note:If you have multipleDD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date.Coast Guard must submit a certified copy ofthe military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status.Discharge papers not listing an HonorableDischarge Status are not acceptable
A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver's Licensewhich identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to theapplication at time of filing.
If items are not attached, you will notbe eligible for Veteran Preference
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINALAPPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER'S LICENSE ATTIME OF INTERVIEW.
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
Pension Plan and Deferred Compensation Program
Employee Assistance Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan ForgivenessProgram (PSLF)
Degreesawarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in oneof the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by anapproved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the NationalAssociation of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association ofInternational Credential Evaluators (AICE).Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
*Please note all offers ofEmployment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactoryprofessional & employment references, healthcare and criminal backgroundchecks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of aphysical and pre-employment drug screen.
*CCHHS is strictlyprohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly prejudicing or affecting anyterm or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any politicalreason or factor.
COOKCOUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
As one of the largest public health systems in the country, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) cares for more than 300,000 individuals resulting in over 1 million patient visits each year. Our mission to care for all, regardless of their ability to pay, dates back to 1835. In that time, we have cared for millions of patients and trained thousands of doctors, nurses and health pro...fessionals. We conduct important research making substantial contributions to current practices. With a patient-centric focus, we look to our teams to provide a commitment to leading edge practices and approaches, collegial relationships and the CCHHS mission.