Salt Lake County

Jail Nurse - Sheriff's Office

Requisition ID 2023-33258
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date
5 days ago(1/25/2023 5:19 PM)
SLCO Department (Portal Searching)
Location : Location
Location : Address
3415 S 900 W
Location : Postal Code
Position Type (Portal Searching)
Regular Full-Time (Merit)
Requisition Post Information* : Post End Date
Posted Min
Posted Max

Job Description

E-mail Star  Jail Nurse 


$66,128.00 - 99,193.00 DOE* 
$5,000 Sign-On Bonus 
$6,266 annually in premium pay
+$1 per hour worked in environmental pay 


*All job-related experience must be included on the resume portion for it to be considered in the salary offer.  


Salt Lake County…A career with a purpose in the community you love! 

Salt Lake County invites you to explore our exciting career opportunities. We seek highly enthusiastic individuals to enrich our County with your experience and talent. If you enjoy working in a team environment that is committed to changing the lives of its community, please keep reading. 


What it is like to work here: 

At Salt Lake County our culture is woven into all aspects of our work and our employees’ lives, from the way we treat each other to the way we support the community.  To promote and foster a fun and healthy work environment, we appreciate employees through great benefits, a healthy work life balance and room to grow and develop. 


Surround yourself with: 

Peers who are motivated to make a difference in the lives of those we serve. We serve Salt Lake County and envision a safe and beautiful place for all to live work and have fun. Salt Lake County is about connecting people and championing our community.  Community is more than a place…. it’s our heart and service that bring us together. 


We encourage a work life balance: 

Working for Salt Lake County is more than just a paycheck.  A career with Salt Lake County includes several benefits and perks.  We support our employees with 12 Holidays, up to 24 vacation days, 12 sick days and one personal day every year.   


For Benefits information click HERE 



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



Professional licensure in the State of Utah as a Registered Nurse or a Multistate Nursing Compact License. 
Completion of an accredited college or university program and licensed as a Temporary RN Apprentice through Utah Department of Commerce, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing. 
Upon hire, a two-step Tuberculosis skin test will be required. The first will need to be placed prior to starting  
Due to the nature of this position, the successful applicant must pass a required background investigation. 


The following duties and responsibilities are intended to be representative of the work performed by the incumbent(s) in this position and are not all-inclusive. The omission of specific duties and responsibilities will not preclude it from the position. 
Applicants must be prepared to demonstrate the ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation. 

  • 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. 



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