Company: Valley Family Health Care Inc
Posted on: April 2, 2021
JOB TITLE: Corrections Nurse
HOURS: Full Time
STARTING DATE: ASAP
STARTING PAY: Commensurate with experience
REPORTS TO: Practice Manager/Director of Nursing
Purpose of this Position: Working in concert with corrections
designated staff, Jail Medical Director and the Public Health
Administrator, this position will perform and provide basic medical
services to the inmate population. The Corrections RN will perform
assessments and assist medical provider with procedures and
prescribed medical treatments, screen patients and assist in
presenting their health concerns/issues to provider, provide
medical in-service training for corrections staff, manage medical
records as well as medical supplies inventory, oversee corrections
staff in proper medication administration procedures, as well as
perform training of corrections staff related to medical care and
needs of the inmate population.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: This position will work under the general
supervision of the Public Health Administrator with oversight from
the Jail Medical Director who periodically reviews work for
adherence to the appropriate policies and for results obtained.
1. Must hold RN or LPN license in state of primary workplace and be
licensed in the other state (Idaho/Oregon) within 90 days of hire
date. Oregon and Idaho licensures must be maintained at all
2. Must hold current American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life
Support (BLS) certification (healthcare provider).
3. Must hold current AHA ACLS Certification or obtain within 6
months of hire and maintain at all times.
4. Must be accurate, exacting, orderly and methodical in work
5. Neat, professional appearance with a pleasant and positive
6. Willing to work within team concept.
7. Sensitive to needs of inmate population.
8. Willing to work for the successful accomplishment of Corrections
Facility and VFHC goals and objectives.
9. Speech must be clear, distinct and convincing. Prefer bilingual
10. Experience with basic computer and general typing skills.
11. Previous experience serving in corrections environment
- Perform, review and follow up on inmate intake medical
- Participate in dispensing and maintaining inventory of inmate
medications. Complete order form regarding medications for specific
inmates and communicate instructions both in writing and verbally
to staff. Ensure adherence to legal controls on all controlled
- Maintain documentation relative to patient incident, treatment,
and care. Review all medical error reports.
- Perform lab tests, EKG's, vision and hearing screenings, and
administer wound care, medications, injections or immunizations as
requested by medical providers and according to established
- Assist provider with examinations and procedures as
- May screen patients and assist in presenting their health
concerns/issues to medical providers.
- Provide patient counseling and health education as ordered by
medical providers or by protocol.
- Maintain a safe, private, clean, neat and comfortable care
- Make referral appointments.
- Maintain strict confidence of all information gained in the
performance of duties per HIPPA standards.
- Maintain appropriate levels of current date medical supplies
- Perform and record quality control procedures as
- Clean and sterilize instruments.
- Adhere to all applicable policies and procedures.
- Provide in-service training to corrections line staff on new or
existing medical policies as well as training related to current
and emerging medical issues within the facility.
- Review and update training material.
- Attend scheduled staff meetings with facility commander and
contracted health providers.
- Assist with meeting quality measures by completing tasks
related to VFHC initiatives.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Patient Centered Care:
1. Facilitate health and disease patient education.
2. Support patient self-management of disease and behavior
3. Conduct preventive screenings for patients.
4. Promote clear communication among the care team by ensuring
awareness regarding patient care plans.
5. Facilitate patient medication management based upon standing
orders and protocols.
6. Participate on a team for data collection and health outcomes
reporting related to patient centered care.
1. Need to be able to lift up to 25 lbs. frequently.
2. Continual standing, walking, stooping, bending, kneeling,
3. Normal manual dexterity.
4. Correctable vision and hearing.
5. Able to work in a secured, confined environment with exposure to
possible compromised or challenging situations.
Employee must complete and sign a criminal history/driving record
authorization and release form required by the Sherriff's Office
and obtain consent from the County to qualify to work in the
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