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Corrections Nurse

Company: Mid Oregon Personnel
Location: Madras
Posted on: November 20, 2022

Job Description:

*Corrections Nurse in Madras, Oregon*This position typically works a rotating 12-hour work schedule and a 30-60 minute unpaid lunch break (4 days on and 4 days off) and performs first-line assessment and care of inmates in the facility exercising considerable independent judgment in all aspects of the medical program.The Corrections Nurse performs a variety of duties in the facility, to provide initial screening, care, and application of medications to person(s) in custody, including record keeping of services. Works closely with facility staff to provide direct client services. This position works in an institutional atmosphere with individual contact, ranging from congenial to confrontational. Position is subject to 24-hour call-back and may need to respond to the jail at all hours to contend with problems of an urgent nature. Essential Duties* Provide initial assessment and ongoing health care to all inmates. Identify changes in the physical and emotional parameters.* Continually assess mental health status of all inmates, identifying change in emotional parameters.* Assess and act upon all inmate medical requests within departmental policy.* Follow established and standard practice for maintaining confidentiality, HIPAA guidelines, PHI (Protected Health Information) while ensuring quality of services, and respect all individual beliefs.* Maintain complete medical records for each inmate.* Triage patient care and make necessary outside referrals to ensure their welfare.* Assess and monitor all drug/alcohol detox patients for medical stability or change in status.* Ensure compliance with state and county regulations and medical standing orders.* Work with Jail supervisors and/or Jefferson County Sheriff to ensure Correctional Deputies are compliant with health care policies.* Coordinate with Jail supervisors and/or Jefferson County Sheriff to provide Case Management services for inmates to ensure appropriate and timely referrals to outside medical/dental/behavioral health appointments.* Follow all medical and administrative policies and procedures for the department.* Coordinate with Jail supervisors and/or Jefferson County Sheriff to provide Case Management services for inmates to ensure appropriate and timely referrals to outside medical/dental/behavioral health appointments.* Maintain delegation of the medications and treatments provided to the inmates by the correction deputies as directed by the Oregon State Board of Nursing and Nurse Practice Act. This includes initial and periodic training.* Counsel and provide testing for all STDs & communicable diseases for patients.* Continue with outside resources to promote optimal outcome for patients.* Ensure that all medications, lab tests and health care management are in the best interest of the patient.* Appropriately documents use of all medications and medical supplies.* Maintain inventory of all medical supplies, including medications, per agreements. Check expiration dates and reorder as necessary.* Abide by Jail Policies, including but not limited to relationships/fraternization of inmates (pre/post release).* Appropriately stock infirmary.* Monitor the biohazard waste box and call for pick-up as necessary.* Monitor and maintain training and licensing requirements to maintain RN license.* Review billing for services as appropriate.* Regular attendance is an essential function of the position.* Perform other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.Qualifications*Knowledge and Skills*Knowledge of principles and practices of professional nursing, preferably in a correctional facility or jail setting. Must have ability to work effectively with angry, hostile or upset inmates.*Abilities*Requires ability to function independently with minimum supervision; act in a professional manner within a secured environment; work rotating hours/shifts; respond to stress and medical emergencies with haste and sound judgment; maintain orderly medical records; write clear and concise reports; communicate effectively in both oral and written form; operate a computer; operate general office equipment; ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with individuals, whether members of the public or coworker, from diverse groups and backgrounds. Ability to use microscope, computer and basic medical equipment. Ability to pass criminal background check established by the County Sheriff. Ability to abide by Jail Policies, including but not limited to relationships/fraternization of inmates (pre/post release).*Physical Abilities*Ability to sit, walk and stand for extended periods of time. The ability to stoop, bend, kneel or crawl occasionally. Ability to lift, push or pull more than 30 lbs when necessary. Must maintain sufficient strength, agility and endurance to perform during stressful (physical, mental and emotional) situations encountered on the job without compromising their health and well-being, or that of fellow employees or other inmates.*Education and Experience*Completion of an accredited Registered Nurse program. Experience in client education. STD/HIV education/examination, trauma assessment and correctional nursing training and experience preferred.*Licenses and Certificates *Current license as a Registered Nurse in the state of Oregon. Continuous maintenance of license is a condition of employment. A valid Oregon driver's license with an acceptable driving record. Supplemental InformationWork is generally performed in a correctional facility where some safety considerations exist from handling of light-to-medium weight materials. This position deals directly with inmates that at times may be angry and hostile.*Probationary Period*This position is based on the successful completion of a nine-month probationary period.*Benefits*--- Medical, Vision and Dental Coverage--- VEBA HRA Account employer contribution--- Vacation--- Sick Leave--- 9 Holidays--- Oregon PERS Retirement (employer/employee participation varies)--- 457(b) Deferred Comp Plans Available--- Discounted Air Ambulance membership available$72,941.06 - $93,229.72 Annually#INDMadrasJob Type: Full-timePay: $72,941.06 - $93,229.72 per yearBenefits:* 401(k)* Dental insurance* Health insurance* Paid sick time* Paid time off* Vision insuranceSchedule:* 12 hour shiftWork Location: One location

Keywords: Mid Oregon Personnel, Bend , Corrections Nurse, Other , Madras, Oregon

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