Supervises and evaluates the performance of nursing and clerical staff. Evaluates and provides comprehensive nursing care in a correctional setting while observing and maintaining the requirements of security.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Maintains a good working relationship with correctional personnel, nursing staff, contract providers, and outside provider agencies.
Utilizes established corporate and correctional policies and procedures in making decisions.
Responsible for staff scheduling and supervision including:Assisting management in recruiting, orienting, supervising and evaluating the performance of nursing and clerical staff.
Directs the work of other nursing and clerical staff. This includes the selection, hiring, evaluating job performance, employee training/development, promoting and any disciplinary action, including termination
Ensures adequate coverage on all shifts.
Fills in as needed during periods of short staffing
Monitors call-ins and use of overtime.
Associate’s or Bachelor's degree from a NLN (National League of Nurses) approved program; graduate of an accredited school of nursing required. Must have a current, unrestricted license to practice as Registered Nurse in the state the facility is located. Maintains a current copy of license on file at the facility at all times.
Two (2) years of direct work experience preferred.
Supervisory experience and competence in performance of the following services: crisis intervention, medical emergencies, physical assessment, medical nursing care, and psychiatric nursing care preferred.
Must have the ability to work without direct, immediate supervision in performing nursing diagnosis, and be able provide appropriate follow through treatment.