State of Montana CHST - Nursing Aide in Deer Lodge, Montana

  • CHST- Infirmary Aide (64122706) *

  • MISSION: *

The Montana Department of Corrections staff enhances public safety, supports the victims of crime, promotes positive change in offender behavior, and reintegrates offenders into the community. If you're looking for an opportunity to affect positive change in the community and at work explore the opportunities available to you through the Montana Department of Corrections. You may be the person we've been looking for to join our team as well!


Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation package! Upon date of hire, employees are eligible for state paid premiums toward employee “core” medical, dental, and basic life insurance coverage. Dependent coverage and supplemental options are also available. Employees earn 15 working days of annual leave, 12 days of sick leave and 10-11 paid holidays each year. Membership in a Retirement System with a state contribution begins upon the first day of employment (vesting criteria applies). Flexible schedules may be considered.

  • NOTICES: *

The Montana Department of Corrections is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. As such, women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process.

Background screens which may include criminal records check, child/patient/offender abuse registries, and thorough reference checks will be conducted for this position.

  • PRISON RAPE ELIMINATION ACT OF 2003 * – Any person who has been convicted of engaging in or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse; or any person who has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity as described are not qualified for this position.

Tobacco Free - Use of all tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco products and tobacco substitutes in Department of Corrections buildings, is prohibited. In secure care facilities possession of tobacco products is also prohibited.


The Infirmary Unit provides inpatient care with 24-hour nursing coverage in a 13-bed unit and provides medical management for 1400 inmates. Medical management includes: initial screening/assessment, triage and appropriate referral, daily sick call, medication administration, med-surg, psych, urgent/emergent, quality improvement, chronic care program, and infection control.


The purpose of this position is to provide direct care and medical case management to the inmates housed in the Infirmary and in the prison general population. To provide treatment services, counseling, and teaching in the performance of daily living activities. Provides security and safety within the confines of the institution with the focus of security responsibilities in the Infirmary. To help reduce the effects of medical illness on the inmate's overall functional status so that they may be reintegrated into the prison population and/or the community.


Knowledge and skill typically obtained by a Bachelor in human services field (i.e. psychology, social work human services or counseling). Or a combination of specialized training and experience as follows:

High School diploma and at least two or more years of specialized training and experience in a health care setting working with patients, certification as an EMT or first responder and one year experience in a medical setting.

Job: *Healthcare Support

Title: CHST - Nursing Aide

Location: Deer Lodge

Requisition ID: 18142131