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Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office - Jail Nurse in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah


Provides primary medical care, treatment and case management to prisoners of the Salt Lake County Jails.


Grade 14

Attendance at an approved NLN accredited university/college in the last semester of the Registered Nurse program, plus licensure in the State of Utah as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). A letter will be required from the university/college stating participation in the final semester of the Registered Nurse program.

Grade 16

Professional licensure in the State of Utah as a Registered Nurse.

All Grades

Due to the nature of this position, the successful applicant must pass a required background investigation.


  • Assesses the physical condition of prisoners by performing physical examinations and obtaining medical histories.
  • Formulates the medical plan and prognosis based on patient's condition.
  • Consults with physician(s) regarding patient health care plans and treatment; modifies patient treatment plans as indicated by patient's responses and condition.
  • Provides medical first response to emergency situations in the jails; initiates triage and determines priority of emergent/urgent care.
  • Performs selected invasive procedures for therapeutic and/or diagnostic reasons within scope of validated competence.
  • Complies with medical records policies regarding the complete and accurate documentation of patient care. Initiates and maintains required records and legal documents.
  • Administers medications; observes patients to assess possible adverse medication interactions and/or side-effects and initiates appropriate health care interventions.
  • Facilitates communication and reporting to on-coming shift of health care staff members to promote continuity of patient care.
  • Advises patients on health maintenance and disease prevention and provides case management.
  • Applies universal infection control procedures.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Salt Lake County