MTA position-Department of Corrections?

  1. Is anyone here familiar with the nursing program for The Department of Corrections? I am a new LVN (former Hospital Corspman) and was interested in talking people who know about this position. Please respond if you have any information.

    Thanks
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  3. by   sjoe
    An MTA is a combination of an LVN and a corrections officer. You would be handing out medications, sending inmates to see an RN or a doc when necessary, being a first responder to "man down," patting down prisoners, controlling their behavior, locking them up, handcuffing them, being more "one of the guys" with custody staff than with medical/nursing staff.

    NOTE WELL: CDC has a policy of mandatory overtime, so you can expect to work any shift CDC chooses, at any time they choose, with or without any advance notice to you, up to 4 extra shifts/week and more if an "emergency" is called. As a matter of routine in many CDC facilities you would be working 7 to 9 shifts (all shifts, all hours) every week, and more if needed.

    Something to think about.
    Last edit by sjoe on Feb 25, '04
  4. by   ldshaw
    Quote from sjoe
    An MTA is a combination of an LVN and a corrections officer. You would be handing out medications, sending inmates to see an RN or a doc when necessary, being a first responder to "man down," patting down prisoners, controlling their behavior, locking them up, handcuffing them, being more "one of the guys" with custody staff than with medical/nursing staff.

    NOTE WELL: CDC has a policy of mandatory overtime, so you can expect to work any shift CDC chooses, at any time they choose, with or without any advance notice to you, up to 4 extra shifts/week and more if an "emergency" is called. As a matter of routine in many CDC facilities you would be working 7 to 9 shifts (all shifts, all hours) every week, and more if needed.

    Something to think about.
    Thank you so much!! You have been more than helpful. I drove to Vacaville (Correctional Medical Facility) and it took me over an hour to get there. I dont think I want to drive that far everyday and deal with prisioners on top of it. I dont think this is for me. Thanks again!

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