:heartbeatHi Everyone - Well, I started in corrections almost 3 months ago (CCWF - the female institution in Central CA with death row, SNF, TTA, DDP, EOP/MH, RN Triage Lines, R&R, Ad Seg, etc.) and I LOVE it.
For those of you who may be wondering (like I was) what I would do each day, there are so many possibilities, particularly at a "Cluster" prison like the one where I'm working. Cluster means it's a prison with (almost) every service/treatment available. We have DDP, SNF, R&R, Crisis Unit, EOP, Ad Seg, Death Row, etc.
I ended up in Specialty Float and that means I get to work in:
TTA - very autonomous
RN Triage Line - Evaluating inmate requests for care and routing them as appropriate or putting them on the RN line for the following day (sometimes same day if the schedule will allow)
Telemedicine - You get to be the MD's hands
EOP/Ad Seg - Like the RN Traige Line but with a different cast of characters - good times!!
This was the best choice ever - I missed psych at first, but there's plenty of that for me at CCWF. :heartbeat
Sep 28, '11
LOVE corrections too!
I've been doing this for a year and a half, and I still pinch myself because I feel to lucky to work in corrections.
Sep 29, '11
Love seeing this! I am a new Grad and was just hired and will start soon! I welcome challenges...
Oct 3, '11
Interesting - bedside manners are the furthest from my mind. Learning and strengthing my skills are my main drive and trust me, someone in need of a medical intervention could careless if you provide good bedside manners as all they care about is if you know what you are doing and save their life! lol - so tell that to your cohorts - lol.