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Registered Nurse
Recon Healthcare Services Elko, NV

Registered Nurse

Recon Healthcare Services
Elko, NV
  • $42 to $45 Hourly
  • Part-Time
Job Description


Recon Healthcare Services is currently looking for part time Registered Nurse for correctional Health Care for the Elko County Detention Facility located in Elko Nevada. Great starting salary, benefits, and independent work environment. Experience in correctional Healthcare preferred but no required. Recon Health Care Services will provide the necessary training to get you started. Correctional Healthcare is a growing field with excellent carrier opportunities. This Job opening is available to applicants living on or near the city of Elko or willing to drive to the detention facility. Must be able to pass a finger print based background check. Must possess a valid RN license in the State of Nevada. If interested, please apply online. You may also apply by calling 775-284-2706.

Job Summary:

Correctional nursing involves treating incarcerated patients held in facilities like jails and juvenile detention centers. Operating within the confines of various imprisonment facilities, correctional nurses perform many of the same tasks as nursing professionals who work in traditional medical establishments. They aim to provide adequate health care by assessing, diagnosing, and treating inmates. Correctional nurses may have more independence than other nursing specialists since the work environment leads to a smaller staff. Accessibility to fewer supplies also encourages correctional nurses to hone their assessment skills.


· Graduate of a state approved school of practical (vocational) nursing and currently licensed in the state(s) in which practicing.

· Two (2) year experience in nursing, preferred.

· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

· Compassionate and able to handle stress.

· Ability to undertake a variety of diverse care tasks and work in a multidisciplinary team.

· Familiarity with hospital health, safety and sanitation standards and procedures.

· Understanding of confidentiality obligations and nursing best practices.

Job Duties:

Correctional get assigned a variety of tasks, starting with maintaining proper safety procedures. Their duties include properly monitoring medical supplies, like needles and medication. In order to maximize overall safety, correctional nurses learn to limit the use of potentially dangerous materials, like scalpels and intravenous drips. Aside from an emphasis on the safety of medical professionals, the work of correctional nurses mirrors that of RNs and LPNs working at other facilities. They carefully monitor patients' progress and responses to medical treatments, as well as administer medication and maintain disease clinics. Correctional nurses also properly document patient medical histories.

Intake Screening: Correctional forensic nurses screen inmates entering the facility for a variety of immediate medical and mental health needs such as alcohol or drug withdrawal, suicide potential, trauma, infectious diseases, and chronic medications. This screening assists custody with housing placement, initiates scheduling for ongoing health visits, and determines if the inmate must first be seen in an acute care setting for injury treatment.

Chronic Care Clinic: Inmates are scheduled for regular appointments in the medical unit to manage chronic conditions such as hypertension, asthma, and arthritis. In addition, chronic care clinic visits might be scheduled to attend to infectious processes or pregnancy management. Although a chronic care visit involves contact with a physician or advanced practitioner, correctional forensic nurses provide key elements of chronic care management including patient education and medication compliance review.

Medication Administration: Because many medications, even over-the-counter preparations, can be misused in the correctional environment, these medications must be administered individually through a medication pass or pill line process. Several times daily the inmate population requiring medication doses report to a nurse for administration. This may be centralized in the medical unit or decentralized with nursing staff administering medication in the housing unit.

Nursing Sick Call: Nurses provide episodic health care services to correctional patients through a request system called Sick Call. Inmates request treatment, usually in writing, and are seen by a nurse. Standardized protocols allow administration of over-the-counter medications for simple conditions like athlete’s foot, constipation, or the common cold. If the nursing assessment indicates an acute condition, a follow-up appointment with a physician or advanced practitioner is arranged.

Physical Requirements

Ability to perform the following tasks if necessary:

· Ability to participate in physical activity.

· Ability to work for extended periods of time while standing and being involved in physical activity.

· Ability to perform lifting.

· Ability to do extensive bending, lifting and standing on a regular basis.

All Nursing shifts are daily from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM (12 hour shifts).
12 Hour Shift


Recon Healthcare Services

Elko, NV
89801 USA



Posted date

Over a month ago

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