Mental Health RN - Full Time Days

Wexford Health Troy, AL

About the Job

 

 

Correctional Mental Health RN Needed! 

Working in corrections is something that most have never thought about in the medical field but it can be very rewarding. Working as a nurse in corrections offers medical diversity and autonomy, less physical strain, very little bed side nursing and no more dealing with family member!

Guaranteed hours! 

 

Schedule

Full Time 40 Hours Per Week – Day Shift

6am - 2:30pm

Every Other Weekend Off! 

 

Location

Bullock Correctional Facility in Union Springs, AL. 

 

Experience-based Pay Rates plus Shift Differentials with Full Time Employment & Benefits

 

RN Shift Differentials

Weekday Eve - $1.50

Weekday Night - $2.00

Weekend Day - $1.00

Weekend Eve - $2.50

Weekend Night - $3.00

 

Wexford Health Sources is contracted by the state of Alabama with the Alabama Department of Corrections to staff and run the medical and mental health units within the correctional facilities. Our philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury for anyone.  We simply care for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue.

 

 Benefits

We’re proud to offer a competitive benefits package including:

  • Annual review with performance increase
  • Generous paid-time off program that combines vacation and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Comprehensive health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Dental and Vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement saving plans
  • Company-paid short-term disability
  • Healthcare and dependent care spending account

 

POSITION SUMMARY

  • Services patients in a correctional setting with psychiatric or developmental disabilities under the direction of a Medical Director.
  • Assists in carrying out rehabilitation programming and activities for residents such as role model interactions, development of social skills, development of daily living skills, reality orientation, recreational skills, etc.
  • Provides personal care services as needed to patients including: oral hygiene, bathing, hair care, nail care, shaving, feeding, diapering and dressing.
  • Sets up prescribed medications in accordance with patients’ nursing care plans; assesses, develops, records and monitors programs for self-administration of medications and conducts medication management and health education training for individuals and groups.
  • Check’s temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs to detect deviations from normal; assists in controlling aggressive or disruptive behavior.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

The Registered Nurse shall provide a broad range of services to the center including screening, assessment, medication delivery, treatment plans and patient education.

  1. Assesses plans and delivers nursing care to inmates.
  2. Provides leadership to LPNs, CNAs and other nursing paraprofessionals in patient care.
  3. Coordinates multiple medical services for diagnostic and treatment as directed by the Medical Director, Physician, Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner.
  4. Enter housing units to pass medications or other medical items and to conduct medical screening when necessary.
  5. Assist in minor medical or surgical procedures.
  6. Assist in screening of emergencies for necessity and priority for referral to physician or mid- level providers and conduct daily sick call screening
  7. Check and change dressings as required or as ordered.
  8. Maintain working knowledge of pharmacology including drug reaction/overdose.
  9. Maintain working knowledge of therapeutic diets and nutrition and implement as per orders.
  10. Maintain working knowledge of social and behavioral sciences, particularly as applied to the Correctional setting.
  11. Be capable of giving CPR instructions and ability to take charge in a CPR emergency.
  12. Maintain the Problem Oriented Medical Record (POMR).
  13. Administer medications including IV therapy and IM injections and all other approved routes of administration per the order of the physicians/mid-level providers.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

Standard medical setting in a correctional facility, which includes daily interfacing with inmates, correctional staff, and health care personnel.  Temperature extremes may be encountered while moving throughout the facility outdoors and indoors in buildings without air conditioning.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

The following requirements list the minimum to qualify.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.

LICENSING: Licensed as a Registered Nurse by the Alabama Board of Nursing (ASBN)

CERTIFICATION: Current CPR certification

EDUCATION:

  • Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Experience with the special needs and behavior of individuals in forensic and correctional settings preferred.

 

EOE/M/F/D/V