Location: Cermak Health Services, 2800 S California Ave, Chicago, IL 60608
Department: Patient Care Services, Medication Delivery Team Shift: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The Correctional Medical Technician II under close supervision performs designated clinical and healthcare provider's tasks throughout the Cook County Department of Corrections (CCDOC) and responds to emergencies in accordance with prescribed. Communicates patient care issues to the clinical staff. Delivers over-the-counter (OTC) medications and therapeutic packs of prescribed medications to detainees. Observes detainees for health problems and reports clinical information to physician, Physician Assistant (PA) or Registered Nurse (RN). Performs record keeping according to department policy.
Delivers pre-packaged pharmaceutical items and over-the-counter (OTC) medications to detainees
Delivers specimens to the Lab and various records to the appropriate place
Performs routine bandage and dressing changes/wound care
Assists the PA in further medical evaluation of the detainees
Performs cast care and splinting
Exhibits skills in blood drawing
Makes rounds on tiers and observes detainees for potential healthcare needs
Performs screening of detainees during the medical intake process by completing the Medical Intake Record for the purpose of obtaining relevant medical and dental information such as medical history, allergies, gross dental conditions, social habits and identifying body marks; takes/records vital signs, takes/records height and weight; and performs venipuncture,
Performs accuchecks and Electrocardiogram (EKG) tracing under supervision of a physician
Assists in maintaining a clean and sanitary environment for detainees, staff and others by changing exam paper between detainee visits; maintains equipment and ensures exam rooms are properly cleaned and physically suitable for patient services. Maintains various logs (blood pressure bandages change, asthma, first aid kit, etc.)
Transports sick and injured detainees to required health care areas by wheelchair, stair chair, gurney, medicar or ambulance
Participates in continuing medical education and in-service training sessions
Monitors medical equipment to ensure it is operating properly. Orders supplies and over-the- counter medication and maintains par stock levels
Replenishes First Aid Kit items and supplies in clinical areas
Demonstrates accountability through maintenance and compliance with CPR and Licensure
Assumes responsibility for completing twelve (12) hours of education annually
Presents a professional appearance in attitude, dress, communication and grooming
Assists in the orientation of new employees
Inspects emergency equipment and supplies daily, according to policy and reports problems to the supervisor
Demonstrates compliance with mandatory certification programs for Fire, Safety and Infection Control, and other mandatory offerings
Assists patients with access to healthcare (HSRF) - pick up, deliver, and/or review
Observes patients for potential healthcare needs, intervenes and communicates appropriately
Complies with existing security, i.e., Cook County Department of Corrections (CCDOC), Department and facility policies and procedures
Other duties as assigned
Reports to the Director of Nursing
High School diploma or GED equivalent is required. Must provide proof of diploma at time of interview.
Valid driver's license is required. Must provide proof of license at time of interview.
Current certification in the State of Illinois as an Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (EMT-B) is required. M ust provide proof of certification at time of interview.
One (1) year of experience as an EMT-B is required.
Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification is required. Must provide proof of certification at time of interview.
All applicants must have reached their 18th birthday as of the date of application. Proof of age must be shown by valid government issued state ID or driver's license at time of interview.
MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Knowledge of medical terminology, pharmacology and related abbreviations that pertain to emergency medical procedures
Must possess knowledge, skills and ability in the emergency care of patients, commensurate with those required of persons possessing EMT-B and CPR certification
Must demonstrate operational ability for the following equipment; nasal cannula and mask-type oxygen delivery system and electrocardiogram machines
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to work in an institutional/correctional setting and function effectively in a confined environment
Ability to work effectively in a tense, stressful work setting
Demonstrates a cooperative attitude in the support of health services and the department's philosophy and mission
Ability to communicate objectively and work well with co-workers and colleagues
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 County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question,
The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCHHS is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCHHS is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.