Greetings. I need your help. This is the first in a series of questions I am posting for your assistance and imput. Your contribution is invaluable and greatly appreciated! Please list all the departments you work in in your correctional setting. For example, here is a list of the areas I worked in corrections:
Infirmary (which included an observation area for suicidal inmates)
RHU (The Hole- or the maximum security area)
If there are other areas that you work inside your facility, please give me a brief description of the area.
Again, I appreciate your assistance in this project. You can EM the info to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
PS: FORGET HE POLL . . .it's too ambiguous as presented. I'm learning . . .
Last edit by Gr8Dr. on Oct 10, '02
Oct 10, '02
I agree with sjoe. My work assignment varies. Since I work nights, I don't work the clinics per se. I work the pharmacy and do pill call on the yard most of the time. However, I often work the infirmary, and at night, that means seeing inmates after hours in the clinic, taking gatekeeper calls from rural camps that do not have 24-hour medical staff (assessing over the phone can be fun, since you are usually talking to a correctional officer), and responding to "man down" calls on the yard. It can also involve running EKGs and doing trauma assessment and treatments. We also do not have separate staff for different areas of the prison. I go to the disciplinary and intake units as well a general population during pill call, and go to both if responding to an emergency. I do education all the time, as many inmates do not understand their medication and what it does.
The answer isn't quite as simple as the poll has made it out to be. You have split duties that I perform on a regular basis into separate choices.
Last edit by Orca on Oct 10, '02