Sample Jail Nurse Resume

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Louise Landrum
2760 Traction Street
Greenville, SC29601

Objective To obtain a position as a Jail Nurse where my past record speaks for itself and to bring my assets to the hospital.

Highlights of Qualifications:

  • Strong nursing experience
  • Strong medical assessment skills
  • Abilityto access medical and other office files
  • Abilityto lift patient in emergency situations
  • Ability to enter and access information using a computer
  • Good organizational and communication skills

Professional Experience:

Jail Nurse, August 2005 – Present
Ada County Sheriff’s Office, Greenville, SC

  • Recorded physicians’ orders into computer, filled prescriptions, and dispensed to medical boxes.
  • Documented and evaluated medical background and condition of new inmates including physicals, administration of TB skin tests, and other testing.
  • Determined the need for the attention of a physician; prioritized and scheduled visits with the physician.
  • Assisted physicians and other medical professionals engaged in providing health care services to inmates.
  • Prioritized tests and appointments with other health agencies including dentist, x-ray, laboratories and others.
  • Examined inmates reporting for sick call, gathered medical information from the inmate, and reported vital signs.

Jail Nurse, May 2000 – July 2005
Prince William County Government, Greenville, SC

  • Developed special treatment plans for inmates with various health conditions.
  • Responded to patients for medical emergencies and determined appropriate follow-up.
  • Obtained blood and other specimens and packaging and transportation of specimens.
  • Coordinated referrals to mental health staff for crises and chronic care.
  • Dispensed over-the-counter medicines, creams and lotions.
  • Assisted in the maintenance of inmate health records.
  • Coordinated with food service staff in dealing with special dietary issues.


Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA

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