Hi there! The city jail was my first LPN job too. I've been there almost two months. It's pretty cool so far. At my facility we are mainly responsible for the med pass (there are 3 of them at 9am, 3pm, and 9pm), taking vital signs,doing intake screenings, planting & reading PPD's, and responding to emergencies PRN. The RN on duty is the charge nurse & they deal with the assessments, handling sick calls, assisting the Dr/PA with clinic, handling the diabetic's insulin, detox vitals & responding to emergencies. Anyways, I've learned that it's important to know when an inmate is seriously ill, or just seeking some attention lol. Alot of them will say something is bothering them just so they can come over & talk to you. Also, document everything you do! Many of them are super manipulative & will make up lies for attention! For example: "That nurse didn't give me my medicine".
Stay organized, don't get overwhelmed & if you need help don't be afraid to ask