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.
Feb 25, '04
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