Correctional Nurse Job Description

Correctional Nurse Job Description

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Correctional nurse provides nursing care in multiple specialty clinics and ambulatory diagnostic treatment unit at Brighton Center for Specialty Care.

Correctional Nurse Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective correctional nurse job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included correctional nurse job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Maintaining proper safety procedures
Properly monitoring medical supplies, like needles and medication
Carefully monitor patients' progress and responses to medical treatments
Administer medication and maintain disease clinics
Properly document patient medical histories
Carefully monitoring patients' progress and responses to medical treatments
Administering medication and maintain disease clinics
Properly documenting patient medical histories
Are licensed by the Oregon State Board of Nursing as a Nurse Practitioner
Three years of nursing experience including some supervisory and/or teaching experience which shows knowledge of a) nursing techniques and therapeutic intervention used in care and treatment of patients

Correctional Nurse Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Correctional Nurse

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, CPR

Education for Correctional Nurse

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the correctional nurse job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Nursing, Science, Registered Nursing, Education, Medical, Department of Criminal Justice, Associates, Health Care, Health, Human Resources

Skills for Correctional Nurse

Desired skills for correctional nurse include:

Current issues and treatment modalities
Nursing and clientpolicies
State and local laws
Nursing standards of care for specialty care area
Appropriate nursing skills
Medical ethics
Medicaid and other funding sources
Laws and regulations governing Medicare
PC operations and the ability to use word processing software in a Windows environment
Nursing standards of care for specialty unique critical care area

Desired experience for correctional nurse includes:

Possess a valid Oregon Registered Professional Nurse's license
For 178 days or less and was discharged under honorable conditions and has a disability rating from the USDVA
Received a combat or campaign ribbon or an expeditionary medal for service in the Armed Forces of the United States and was discharged under honorable conditions
Must be able to communicate effectively with patients, families, and hospital staff in accordance with established policies and procedures
May be required to communicate effectively, via the overhead paging system
Must be able to demonstrate the ability to provide direction to non-nursing staff, serve as a preceptor, and serve on rotation as a Charge Nurse

Correctional Nurse Examples

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Correctional Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of correctional nurse. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for correctional nurse
  • Other Corrections Registered Nurse (RN) duties as assigned
  • Are licensed by the Oregon State Board of Nursing as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Monitors progress of and intervene in the course of chronic illnesses, using the DRC policies and protocols for guidance
  • Inoculates or vaccinates against communicable diseases & prescribe medications or administer treatment of acute and chronically ill patients & performs minor surgery as training & competency allows
  • Performs routine physical exams of patients to determine control or status of chronic conditions & diagnose new conditions
  • Evaluates patients for the necessity of specialty referral consultations inside or outside the institution & reviews said consult reports for the recommendations, approving or disapproving accordingly
  • Orders & reviews the results of laboratory, x-ray, & other diagnostic testing as appropriate
  • Facilitates, with the CMO, the completion of medical reclassification & requests for non-formulary medications as necessary
  • Performs routine & emergency medical care of inmate patients as scheduled
  • Examines, diagnoses & treats patients within scope of practice, as identified by the State of Ohio Nursing Board as applicable
Qualifications for correctional nurse
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in a correctional setting
  • Applicants must pass (85% or above) Dosage Calculation Exam prior to hospital orientation
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, management, patient, and families
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with patients
  • Minimum of 1-year clinical experience as a direct care provider required
  • Active Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) licensure in the state in which the Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) practices
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Correctional Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a correctional nurse. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for correctional nurse
  • Writes up medical information gathered during patient interviews according to DRC Bureau of Medical Services guidelines, policies, protocols & related ACA standards currently in practice, documenting all assessments & diagnostic impressions, any other treatment plans & follow-up parameters
  • Cooperates with CMO medical quality oversight & accept suggestions, redirection, and guidance
  • Attends professional institutional-specific meetings as requested by the Warden, Deputy Warden, or CMO
  • Attends the monthly institution medical Continuous Quality Improvement meetings as an active participant
  • Attends statewide Medical Leadership Quarterly meetings as directed by the CMO
  • Takes outpatient call as directed by the CMO, after approval by the BOMS State Medical Director
  • Are licensed by the Oregon State Board of Nursing as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • May be required to work at more than one institution
  • Under the direction of the institutional Chief Medical Officer (CMO), the Bargaining Unit Correctional Nurse Practitioner (CNP) will monitor progress of and intervene in the course of chronic illnesses, using the DRC policies and protocols for guidance
  • Cooperates with CMO medical quality oversight & accepts suggestions, redirection, and guidance
Qualifications for correctional nurse
  • Current CPR and BLS card
  • One year of full-time experience providing hands-on health care
  • Must have four years of clinical experience
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with professional nursing staff, medical staff and allied health professionals attending or lecturing in classes
  • Must have superior writing skills to compose course outlines, objectives and manuals
  • Must demonstrate competence in technical skills and knowledge related to assigned clinical area
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Correctional Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a correctional nurse. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for correctional nurse
  • Plan and implement the health care needs of consumers
  • Execute medical regimens as prescribed by licensed Physicians, Dentists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Podiatrists
  • Diagnose and treat a patient's health problems
  • Execute medical regimens as prescribed by licensed physicians, dentists, and nurse practitioners
  • Manage and deliver restorative or palliative care
  • Maintains accurate, legible and complete records of patient care in electronic Medical record (HER) including chart documentation, objective data collection, treatment provided, evaluation of treatment effectiveness, patient education provided, and the writing of nursing care plans
  • Maintains records security and confidentiality as per Oregon Revised Statutes
  • Enters essential youth-related health information into Juvenile Justice Information System (JJIS)
  • Maintains appointment schedules for health care providers
  • Provides direct psychiatric/mental health care, which may be done in person or via videoconferencing at any institution as the need arises (e.g., conducts mental health and psychopharmacological assessments, formulates mental health diagnoses and provides psychotropic medication managementconsistent with formulary, orders lab tests, may include care for offenders in crisis)
Qualifications for correctional nurse
  • Must have exemplary clinical skills in assigned area of responsibility
  • Current Registered Nursing license in the State of Texas or the attainment of a temporary permit form the Board of Nursing to practice professional nursing pending full licensure in the State of Texas
  • At least 3 years of correctional nursing experience or a minimum of 5 years nursing experience in any nursing discipline
  • Demonstrated experience in implanting training programs and adult learning methodologies is required
  • Public speaking, relationship management and staff management skills are also required
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and presentation software desired
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Correctional Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a correctional nurse. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for correctional nurse
  • Prescribes medication as needed
  • Orders, interprets and analyzes laboratory reports and findings
  • Collaborates with medical services staff to ensure integrated care
  • Documents all clinical encounters and medication management appointments in the health record in accordance with DRC policy and protocols
  • Participates in treatment planning, treatment team meetings pertaining to his/her caseload inmates
  • Provides psychiatric/mental health care services to offenders incarcerated in correctional institutions
  • Provides clinical supervision and consultation for registered nurses and other mental health staff on issues pertaining to psychotropic medication management and other clinical issues
  • Receives clinical supervision from collaborating physician on a regular basis
  • Participates as a member of behavioral health staff in development of overall goals, objectives, standards, policies and guidelines for assigned mental health programs
  • Execute medical regimens as prescribed by licensed Physicians, Dentists, Nurse Practitioners (NPs), Physician Assistants (PAs), and Podiatrists
Qualifications for correctional nurse
  • Minimum of two years successful clinical or community-based experience preferred
  • Must have ability and skills to communicate information to providers, the patient and their family, various medical staff, and community partners
  • Strong organization skills and ability to work independently and in a team setting with minimal supervision
  • Must have a minimum of one year of experience
  • Jail Health Must have a minimum of one year of experience in a correctional health setting
  • Other areas Prefer two years of experience in a hospital setting
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Correctional Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a correctional nurse. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for correctional nurse
  • Inoculates or vaccinates against communicable diseases and prescribe medications or administer treatment of acute and chronically ill patients and performs minor surgery as training and competency allows
  • Performs routine physical exams of patients to determine control or status of chronic conditions and diagnose new conditions
  • Evaluates patients for the necessity of specialty referral consultations inside or outside the institution and reviews said consult reports for the recommendations, approving or disapproving accordingly
  • Orders and reviews the results of laboratory, x-ray, and other diagnostic testing as appropriate
  • Facilitates, with the CMO, the completion of medical reclassification and requests for non-formulary medications as necessary
  • Performs routine and emergency medical care of inmate patients as scheduled
  • Examines, diagnoses and treats patients within scope of practice, as identified by the State of Ohio Nursing Board as applicable
  • Writes up medical information gathered during patient interviews according to DRC Bureau of Medical Services guidelines, policies, protocols and related ACA standards currently in practice, documenting all assessments and diagnostic impressions, any other treatment plans and follow-up parameters
  • Cooperates with CMO medical quality oversight and accept suggestions, redirection, and guidance
  • Administer medications to individuals and monitor individuals for reactions or side effects
Qualifications for correctional nurse
  • Must have three years of nursing experience to include two years of experience in area of practice
  • Must be able to demonstrate patient centered/patient valued behaviors and be capable of handling complex or clinical specialty care, and initiate changes utilizing independent judgment with minimum supervision
  • Previous experience in a Behavioral Health, Mental Health, and/or Psychiatric setting
  • Previous experience working within a Correctional Facility
  • Must have four years of hospital based patient care experience, preferably in assigned clinical area
  • Must be able to communicate and collaborate effectively with a diverse group of patients, families and healthcare staff

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