Director of Nursing
Company: Corizon Health
Posted on: September 11, 2021
Correctional healthcare is not
just a job. It’s a calling.
By choosing a
career with Corizon Health, you are choosing the opportunity to
truly make a difference in the health, well-being, and future of
the patients you serve. We take pride in being a pioneer provider
of correctional healthcare. As a Corizon Health professional, you
have access to the resources and support to enhance your skills,
build a solid foundation to reach your career potential, and
contribute to the care and well-being of an underserved population.
There is no greater calling. Join Corizon Health today and be part
of our legacy of innovation and clinical
A Director of Nursing oversees the nursing staff
and overall nursing operations of their healthcare facility. Their
duties include evaluating and directing all nursing employees,
establishing goals for the nursing department, and creating and
enforcing compliant healthcare policies. This is a supervisory nursing position working in a
correctional setting in which nursing services are required on a
24-hour basis. Supervises and coordinates activities of
nursing personnel in one or more patient care units. Verifies
that patients’ needs are met and evaluates unit nursing care and
performance. Participates in planning of work of assigned
units and coordinates activities with other patient
units/departments. Plans and organizes training for unit
staff members. Participates in guidance and educational
Below is a list of your responsibilities as a Director of
Nursing (DON) with Corizon Health at (Facility Name)
located in (City, State):
all nursing staff, unlicensed assistive personnel and designated
ancillary medical healthcare staff.
departmental budgets and maintains healthcare supplies and
to higher management within the healthcare facility
high standards of care for all patients
patients’ data and medical records as confidential
with doctors, patients, and family members about patient healthcare
training, and onboarding new nursing staff and unlicensed assistive
personnel. Participates in screening interviews with candidates for
basic knowledge, skills and fit within the corrections
ongoing education classes related to nursing and associated
healthcare topics. Coordinates and monitors orientation,
in-service, and continuing education for nursing and ancillary
personnel to enhance performance levels.
and monitors new procedures and training nurses on policies and
appropriate work structure and processes to accomplish goals for
patient care specific to contract requirements and healthcare
policy and procedures.
- Assists and
supports professional and paraprofessional nursing staff in
provision of patient care.
- Develops and
maintains monthly schedule for nursing staff and nursing support
staff and ensures that sufficient number of nursing staff are
scheduled on each shift with the appropriate skill
nursing practice conforms to state licensure, accreditation, and
regulatory agency requirements in the clinical setting.
- Acts as a
liaison with other operating units, agencies, and outside
- Ensures that
nursing records are correctly maintained.
- Monitors and
maintains the continuous quality improvement program. Identifies
trends and/or gaps in care and plays active role in continuous
quality improvement activities or projects.
accountability for ensuring an environment where professional
conflict resolution is valued.
objectivity, thoroughness, insightfulness, and probing behaviors
when approaching problems.
standard precautions using personal protective equipment as
- Other duties
as assigned by management.
Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
Life and Disability Insurance
Generous PTO plan
401k with matching funds
Employee Discount and Rewards Program
Continuing Education Reimbursement
degree or RN Diploma required. Bachelor’s degree in Nursing highly
- Three (3) to
Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience
in healthcare / nursing administration.
- Three (3) to
Five (5) year of professional nursing experience.
- Active RN
license in state where position is located with unrestricted/non
probationary status. Specialty certification desired (i.e., CCHP,
- Current Basic
Life Support (BLS) Certification.
using Excel, Word, and Outlook
critical thinking, organizational, decisive judgment,
communication, good customer service skills. Must be able to handle
multiple tasks, be able to work in a stressful environment and take
appropriate actions as needed.
- Must always
follow Corizon and departmental policies and
- Subject to
initial and ongoing security clearance requirement.
officers provide security; however, some degree of risk of verbal
and physical assault from inmates exists. As in any healthcare
setting, employees may be exposed to communicable and/or infectious
diseases. Inside work with periodic traveling (inter and intra
state) to other locations with exposure to weather, temperature
extremes and hazardous road conditions. Frequent standing and
walking while presenting or performing job duties.
patients need round the clock care, working hours include days,
nights, weekends, holidays and on-call. Rotating shifts, weekends
as well as holiday and work during inclement weather will be
required. Adheres to site/contract specific regarding on-call
requirements and mandated schedules/overtime. Team members may be
mandated to work shifts and/or overtime due to site/staffing or
background check, security clearance and drug screening are
required for this role.
Corizon Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. In compliance with federal and state employment
opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all
positions without regard to race, gender, national origin,
religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, Vietnam era veteran,
or disabled Veteran status. EOE including Disability/Protected
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