Absolute Staffing & Consulting Solutions - Chicago, IL, United States



Absolute Staffing & Consulting Solutions is seeking on the behalf of one of our premier clients is seeking to hire a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) with an ability to work effectively with medical staff, officers, and offenders.

In this position you will integrate nursing care between professional disciplines; assist with caring for the mental health and physical needs of offenders; provide quality nursing care as part of an interdisciplinary team; observe, report, document, and communicate interventions, treatments, behaviors, emergency needs, and medical situations as they arise for the offenders.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification in the State Illinois.
  • Have some experience working in a hospital, nursing, or secure patient environment.
  • Skilled in the use of computers and electronic health records.
  • Have demonstrated ability to take and record vital signs; transfer and transport patients in a safe manner using proper body mechanics; recognize signs and symptoms indicating distress; and to perform CPR if needed.
  • Have good patient assessment skills.
  • Have good documentation skills.
  • Be detail oriented.
  • Can work well with medical staff, officers, and offenders.

Principle Duties:

  • Assist inmates with activities of daily living such as feeding, bathing, bed making, shaving, dressing, and other related tasks.
  • Assist in checking vital signs, height, and weight as assigned; collects and maintains records of fluid intake and output; reports on the condition of inmates.
  • Follow established inflection control practices and emergency protocols.
  • Assist inmates in wheelchairs, on stretchers, and ambulating.
  • Promote and encourage patient hydration and elimination.
  • Assist inmates with ambulation, turning and repositioning, and range of motion activities.
  • Cleanse bedside units, workrooms, and equipment; assists nursing staff with washing and sterilizing equipment.
  • Prepares and maintains written reports and records as assigned.
  • Assist with medications ordinarily self-administered when specifically ordered by a physician.
  • Receives formal and on-the-job training in the theory and techniques of direct care support.
  • Receives close supervision; work is reviewed through inspections and observations.
  • Maintains confidentiality of inmate records.
  • Approaches change in a positive manner.

Typical Qualifications:

Qualified candidates must have: Illinois CNA Certificate.

Additional Desired Qualifications include:

  • Knowledge of patient care, personal care techniques, and infection control measures.
  • Demonstrated ability to take and record vital signs; to transfer and transport patients in a safe manner using proper body mechanics; to recognize signs and symptoms indicating distress; and to perform CPR.
  • Appropriately intervene in crisis or problem situations.
  • Ability to work in a secure/locked environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, take initiative, organize duties, and manage time.

Supplemental Information:

  • State of Illinois Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Certificate is required.
  • Risks which require the use of special safety precautions and/or equipment, e.g., working around operating machines, working with contagious diseases or hazardous chemicals, etc.
  • Work requires physical exertion. May require the ability to stand; walk over rough surfaces; bend, crouch, stoop, stretch, reach, lift moderately heavy items (up to 50 lbs.) in a recurring manner and/or for long periods of time.


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Physical setting:

  • Corrections

Work Location: In person


Posted On: Thursday, August 31, 2023

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