Prison/Corrections Job

  1. Hey, I am about to start a new job at a state prison in WA. I'm an LPN, and have spent the last 4 years working in Adult Psych & PRN Addidction & LTC. I'm just curious as to what i should expect. I was told that I was responsible for Pill call and thats it, but that sounds too easy. If anyone has worked corrections before i would like to hear if i should be worried, being that it seems prisons are always hiring nurses,
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    About david0188, LPN, LVN

    Joined: May '13; Posts: 10; Likes: 3
    LPN; from US
    Specialty: 5 year(s) of experience


  3. by   Neats
    I am not sure which prison you will be working in WA, I worked as the Health Care Manager at Stafford Creek.
    The reason why prisons are always hiring is because you have two jobs. 1. Your profession-nursing and 2. Security. I want to go home at the end of my shift, we all do. Following security is paramount for you to do your job as a nurse.
    It is difficult to work in an environment where I would say 99% of the people we are taking care of have mental health issues and always have an axis II diagnosis. Axis II are hard to deal with-personality disorders.

    I enjoyed working in the prison system. It is challenging, you have to have excellent assessment skills and always thick skin. Be firm, fair and consistant
    Last edit by Neats on Aug 23, '16 : Reason: Additional Info