detention sergeant resume example with 12+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Knowledgeable, capable, motivated, and professionally inclined individual looking to join a team of like minded professionals. Extensive experience in emergency medicine, patient care, medical equipment, database entry, patient/family relations, and supervisory duties.

  • Computer literate
  • Patient-focused care
  • Patient Relations
  • Companionship and Emotional Support
  • Direct Patient Care
  • Medical Records Management
  • Biohazardous waste disposal
  • Electronic Charting
  • Infection control protocols
  • Setting up and operating equipment
  • Patient confidentiality
  • Adaptability
  • Customer Service
  • Good telephone etiquette
  • Data management
Work History
Detention Sergeant, 02/2014 - Current
Arbor Village Nursing & Rehabilitation Sapulpa, OK,
  • Wrote daily reports and maintained logs of inmate activities and behaviors.
  • Conducted physical searches of prisoners and premises in search of weapons and contraband.
  • Attended to feeding, housing and physical well-being of inmates.
  • Regularly conducted security and sanitation checks.
  • Supervised and controlled behavior of 200+ inmates.
  • Transported prisoners throughout facility and off-site to medical appointments and court appearances.
  • Processed prisoners through appropriate identification and documentation processes as part of facility booking procedures.
  • Took custody of prisoners from arresting officers to begin processing into detention facility.
  • Physically restrained prisoners during prisoner altercations using leverage holds and legal force.
  • Inspected jail conditions and took action to rectify problems in order to meet state and federal regulations for health and safety.
  • Maintained security and welfare of prisoners in 310-inmate Detention facility.
  • Processed inmates by taking photographs and fingerprints.
  • Verified identification using specialized databases and methods such as fingerprinting.
  • Processed visitors and attorneys arriving to see prisoners.
  • Facilitated video arraignment processes as part of judicial process.
  • Testified in court pertaining to prisoner statements and behavior while in custody.
  • Made rounds at specified intervals and conducted head counts and roll calls.
  • Searched building and grounds, living quarters and work areas for contraband.
  • Built solid relationships with staff and residents to keep institution safe and secure.
  • Established positive working relationships and maintained boundaries with resident offenders.
  • Maintained custody and control of 200+ inmates housed in Minimum, Medium, and Maximum security units.
  • Completed dorm sanitation and maintenance checks and reported results to management.
  • Received and inspected mail, property and funds from visitors on behalf of designated inmates.
  • Verified facility security by inspecting plumbing, outside areas, locks and cells for potential hazards.
  • Directed activities of inmate crews working on maintenance, operations, farming and construction projects.
  • Created and maintained arrest files on all inmates processed through jail.
  • Investigated attempted escapes and conducted searches for escaped inmates.
Private Caretaker, 01/2013 - 01/2014
Gila Regional Medical Center Silver City, NM,
  • Performed household tasks such as laundry, dusting, washing dishes and vacuuming.
  • Performed 1 on 1 care during home health and hospice care.
  • Helped client with hygiene-related tasks such as brushing teeth, bathing, grooming and toileting.
  • Documented resident behavior in terms of mental status, sleeping and eating patterns in medical record books.
  • Recognized and reported abnormalities and/or changes in patients' health status to Family.
  • Planned, prepared and served meals and snacks according to prescribed diets.
  • Remained alert to problems or health issues of client and competently responded.
  • Determined specific needs and provided most appropriate level of services for patient well-being.
  • Recorded vital signs, such as temperature, blood pressure, pulse, or respiration rate.
  • Monitored and assisted residents through individual service plans.
  • Scheduled and accompanied clients to medical appointments.
  • Monitored urine and fecal output, completed weight checks and observed appetite during feeding.
  • Restocked supplies and rotated items to maintain efficient operations and prevent expiration of perishable goods.
Certified Medication Aide, 01/2011 - 12/2012
Heritage Oaks Nursing And Rehabilitation Center City, STATE,
  • Took patient vital signs, height and weight measurements and monitored glucose and patient wellbeing of 200+ patients.
  • Assisted patients with dressing, grooming and feeding needs, helping to overcome and adapt to mobility restrictions.
  • Unpacked, sorted, counted and labeled all incoming medications to keep optimum inventory levels.
  • Administered prescribed drugs to high-volume patient caseload (200+).
  • Interacted kindly with patients and families and displayed positive, outgoing attitude, resulting in establishment of long-term, professional relationships.
  • Offered support for client mental and emotional needs to enhance physical outcomes and overall happiness.
  • Reported changes in patient status regarding drug therapy.
  • Interacted with patients and monitored vital signs during time of admission to report details to registered nurse.
  • Helped patients safely transition between sleeping surfaces and mobility assistance such as wheelchairs by providing consistent support.
  • Coordinated daily medicine schedules and administration to help clients address symptoms and enhance quality of life.
  • Gathered dietary information, assisted with feeding and monitored intake to help patients achieve nutritional objectives and support wellness goals.
  • Reviewed patient progress to document effects of any prescribed medication.
  • Encouraged patients to participate in safe physical activity to help boost mood and improve overall wellness.
  • Monitored, tracked and conveyed important patient information to healthcare staff to help optimize treatment planning and care delivery.
  • Turned and repositioned patients to prevent bedsores.
  • Administered psychotropic medications and anxiety education to patients to provide mental health care.
  • Offered immediate assistance in emergency and routine paging situations to evaluate needs and deliver care.
  • Kept close eye on behavior and emotional responses of clients, consulting with Nursing Staff to address concerns and protect each person from any harm.
  • Evaluated patients to identify and address wounds, behavioral concerns and medically relevant symptoms.
  • Assisted in maintaining conducive environment for residents by adhering to infection control policies.
  • Kept digital records of patient details, medications, billing and other activities.
  • Explained treatment procedures, medications and diets to inform patient and patient's family of care and progress.
  • Checked vital signs consistently and contacted Nursing Staff regarding any patient health concerns or behavioral changes.
  • Transported patients to operating and treatment rooms by using wheelchairs and wheeled carts.
  • Increased medication knowledge and medical terminology prowess through consistent research and continuing education.
  • Administered OTC, Non-Narcotic and Narcotic medications to patients and remained vigilant for negative side effects.
Certified Nursing Assistant, 01/2009 - 12/2010
Heritage Oaks Nursing And Rehabilitation Center City, STATE,
  • Helped 200+ patients effectively manage routine bathing, grooming and other hygiene needs.
  • Assisted 200+ patients with mobility needs, including moving to and from beds, organizing wheelchairs and preparing assistive devices.
  • Maintained patient stability by checking vital signs and weight, testing urine and recording intake and output information.
  • Answered call lights and supported patient comfort and safety by adjusting bed rails and equipment.
  • Provided activities of daily living by assisting with serving meals, ambulating, turning and positioning patients.
  • Monitored patients' status and reported any identified abnormalities or changes to nursing personnel.
  • Kept accurate records of patients' care, condition and progress.
  • Complied with all company-specific guidelines and performed hands-on nursing care to patients under RN supervision.
  • Assisted with patient transfer and ambulation.
  • Maintained complete confidentiality with patient information to provide professional, secure medical services.
  • Assisted patients with mobility by providing physical support and pushing wheelchairs.
  • Engaged in housekeeping tasks by replacing linens and cleaning and sanitizing patient rooms.
  • Provided prompt and accurate services such as CPR and first aid during emergencies.
  • Documented vital signs to inform nurses and physicians of any changes in patient status.
  • Assisted in feeding patients by offering fluids and snacks and recording amounts consumed in logbook
  • Cared for clients with diagnoses such as respiratory failure, diabetes, Parkinson's disease and muscular dystrophy.
  • Agreed to take on additional shifts and extra hours during busy periods and holidays to maintain proper staffing and floor coverage.
  • Delivered compassionate care and clear communication in handling issues of death and dying.
  • Worked alongside experienced nursing professionals to learn new procedures.
  • Wiped down equipment with proper cleaning products after each patient transport to reduce instances of infection.
  • Oversaw and maintained patients' rooms, group living areas and nurse stations.
  • Prepared and maintained records of patient progress and services performed to report changes in patient condition.
  • Secured patient information and maintained patient confidentiality by completing and safeguarding all medical records.
Advanced Jailer Certification: Corrections, Expected in 01/2015
Texas A&M University - College Station, TX
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Police Officer Certification - CIT/SFST Certs: Police Science, Expected in 06/2009
Navarro College - Corsicana, TX
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EMT- Paramedic Certification: Emergency Medical Technology, Expected in 12/2008
Navarro College - Corsicana, TX
Status -
Firefighter Level 3 - Extrication Specialist: Fire Prevention And Safety Technology, Expected in 12/2007
Navarro College - Corsicana, TX
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EMT-Basic Certification: Emergency Medical Technology, Expected in 07/2007
Navarro College - Corsicana, TX,
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  • Supervised team of 16 staff members for multiple years in a high stress environment while producing results above and beyond what was expected.
  • Worked along side nursing staff in the care of 200+ geriatric patients while maintaining an excellent level of care.
  • Trained and supervised skills of new CNA students, giving direction and correction so as to produce a higher standard of worker.
  • Assisted RN and LVN superiors with treatments, equipment setup, equipment maintenance, infection control procedures, and advanced patient care.
  • Worked under emergent life or death situations with other medical professionals while delivering high level accurate medical care to patients.
  • DSCC- Detention Supervisor Certification Course
  • Licensed Advanced Jailer - Current
  • Licensed EMT-Paramedic - 2008-2012
  • Licensed Firefighter - 2008-2012
  • Licensed Peace Officer - 2009 - 2013
  • Certified Medication Aide - 2011 - 2013
  • Certified Nursing Aide - 2007 - 2014

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School Attended

  • Texas A&M University
  • Navarro College
  • Navarro College
  • Navarro College
  • Navarro College

Job Titles Held:

  • Detention Sergeant
  • Private Caretaker
  • Certified Medication Aide
  • Certified Nursing Assistant


  • Advanced Jailer Certification
  • Police Officer Certification - CIT/SFST Certs
  • EMT- Paramedic Certification
  • Firefighter Level 3 - Extrication Specialist
  • EMT-Basic Certification

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