RN @ County Jail - what are minimum standards?

Specialties Correctional


Specializes in General acute care.

Can anyone give me their opinion of what inmates are entitled to at county jails in CA?  I've been at a county jail for past few years, getting feedback that I was doing an exceptional job.  I have a new manager who has very little clinical (or management) experience.  My manager is requiring an HR meeting now after he told me I was being too detailed in my assessments and charting. He says the jail inmates are to receive the minimum amount of care. He said mine wasn't a job to "go above and beyond".  I do all the scheduled nurse sick calls on one day of the week, Saturday, and our on-site provider does NP sick call one other day. There are no nurse sick calls on other days because the manager doesn't allow for this. He is now telling me I am doing too much for the patients, and I feel like I am being gaslighted. I am really confused and I have no one to ask because the regional manager is not interested. Anyone out there who can give me an opinion?

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