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DON / Director of Nursing

CorrHealth Beaumont ,TX
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description
Position Overview The Director of Nursing is predominantly in charge of managing, training, disciplinary and performance evaluations, and supporting the Nursing/EMS staff. They are responsible for maintaining quality care throughout the entire facility. They are also responsible for all on-site health care services in the facility, and work closely with Detention Administration to ensure proper communication between the Detention Administrator and CorrHealth staff. This position ensures medical, mental, and ancillary health programs are based on site-specific goals and work within CorrHealth’s and the facility’s policies and procedures. Essential Job Duties ✓ Primarily responsible for orientations, training, performance evaluations, disciplinary actions, and on-going support of facility Nursing/EMS staff ✓ Monitors the implementation of the detention facility’s procedures and programs ✓ Evaluates financial and statistical data, program requirements, and issues to make recommendations for improvement ✓ Leads the nursing staff in delivering care to patients and offering quality support to the medical staff ✓ Ensures appropriate licensure, credentialing, and insurance coverage on all medical personnel ✓ Creates and updates policies when necessary to help improve the level of care for each patient ✓ Implements quality improvement programs ✓ Ensures that all patient care plans have the documentation necessary to provide the proper type of care ✓ Works closely with any and all subcontracted services, including pharmacy, lab, x-ray, and specialty providers ✓ Oversees services rendered by contractors and professional staff ✓ Audits weekly logs and AP forms ✓ Screens all requests for records; approves/disapproves responses as appropriate ✓ Reviews status of patients with serious health problems, ensuring all necessary intervention and treatment is completed ✓ Monitors inmate hospitalization closely with UM management to ensure early release when possible ✓ Closely monitors all potential catastrophic illnesses and explores/utilizes appropriate means of limiting CorrHealth’s and the facility’s liabilities ✓ Oversees utilization of special housing, infirmary beds and outside patient services for appropriateness and quality of services provided ✓ Functions as the liaison between all other professional organizations ✓ Accepts on-call status as necessary Minimum Education/Experience Requirements ✓ Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Nursing, Health Administration, Business Administration, or health related field preferred ✓ Valid RN license ✓ Current CPR certification ✓ Two (2)+ years’ nursing supervisory experience ✓ Some experience as an LTC nurse preferred Additional Duties Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Competencies ✓ Clear and effective verbal and written communication with all coworkers, supervisors, jail administration, and patients ✓ Excellent verbal and written comprehension ✓ Excellent deductive reasoning and problem-solving abilities ✓ Excellent organizational skills ✓ Ability to use a computer and use/learn a variety of software, including site-specific computer programs ✓ Must demonstrate ability to appropriately and safely use standard medical equipment ✓ Ability to respect the dignity and confidentiality of inmates Employment Requirements ✓ Must maintain all certifications, educational requirements, licensing, etc. for this position ✓ Must adhere to all facility policies and procedures as well as the policies and procedures listed in the Employee Handbook ✓ Willing to assist coworkers in the job duties and work overtime if required; may act as a resource to other coworkers ✓ Maintains confidentiality, dignity, and security of health records and protected health information in compliance with HIPAA requirements Security Requirements ✓ Must be able to pass a background check and pre-employment drug test (as applicable) ✓ Must obtain and maintain security clearance with the client/facility as a requisite for initial and/or continued employment ✓ Must undergo security training and orientation on facility safety policies and procedures Physical/Mental Requirements This position routinely requires (but is not limited to) the following: ✓ Ability to both remain stationary and move/traverse throughout the facility, including up and down flights of stairs ✓ Ability to position oneself in different spaces ✓ Ability to convey and discern information in a conversation, frequently communicate with patients; must be able to exchange accurate information. ✓ Ability to identify and detect objects and assess situations from a variety of distances ✓ Ability to stay calm in stressful and demanding situations ✓ Frequently transports objects up to 50 pounds Work Environment Work is performed inside a correctional facility. Employees are exposed to some level of risk and/or harm by inmates, including exposure to blood borne pathogens. Employee is expected to work in accordance with all security rules and regulations to minimize the risk of danger and/or harm to themselves or other employees. Other Employee must comply with all current and future State, Federal, and Local laws and regulations, court orders, Administrative Directives and standards and policies and procedures of the site where assigned, including those of professional organizations such as ACA, NCCHC, etc. Employee must treat every other member of the CorrHealth team, all correctional personnel, all inmates and third parties in the facility with the proper dignity and respect. Actions or communications that are inappropriate or degrading will not be tolerated. Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 1 - 3 years Salary: 35.00 Hourly Bonus/Commission: No

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