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Registered Nurse - Corrections - Medical - Correctional

Company: Escambia County
Location: Pensacola
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

Registered Nurse - Corrections - MedicalClose Date: April 30, 2023

$2,000 Sign-on Bonus (Contract Required)

This position is under the direction of the Nurse Manager and follows medical orders from physicians and mid-level providers. It provides holistic nursing care to patients in a correctional setting.

This is a "mandatory-testing" position that requires Drug Testing.


Follows all standards and patient care protocols, all federal, state, correctional health care standards, and the Escambia County Board of County Commissioner's policies, regulations, and guidelines

Participates in the screening, evaluation, assessment and health care of inmates, whom may be seen in clinics, sick call, the infirmary, and confinement

Provides treatments and administers medications following physician and mid-level orders

Initiates appropriate actions in emergency situations

Performs specific nursing tasks, such as intravenous insertion and care, venipuncture, and vital signs

Responsible for complete and accurate documentation of care provided in the inmate's health record

Maintains health services records logs and assists with data entry within the scope of nursing related items

Supervises and coordinates Licensed Practical Nurses and paraprofessional nursing staff with professional nursing functions to ensure an efficient working environment

Coordinates with medical, dental, mental health and ancillary personnel, as required, to ensure continuity of care

Maintains accountability of all controlled substances and prescription medications according to federal and state laws and organizational regulations

Participates in the monitoring, requisition and documentation of the use of medical supplies and equipment

Facilitates and participates in inmate educational health programs

Participates in continuing education and in-service training to maintain professional capabilities and proficiency

Participates in the training and orientation of new employees

Performs other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualification Requirements:

Training and Experience:

State of Florida Registered Nurse License

Licenses and Certification:

Valid State of Florida Registered Nurse License

Current Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification at the time of employment

Current ACLS card or the ability to obtain within 90 days of employment

Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

Associate's of Science Degree in Nursing

Correctional nursing experience

Experience working in the Emergency Room and/or Intensive Care Unit

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics (KSAOs):

Community resources

Clinical operations and procedures

Federal and state correctional health care standards, institutional policies and Regulations, and accreditation and certification requirements

Clinical operations and procedures

All facets of professional nursing, patient care, infection control, safety, quality Assurance, and institutional practices

Forming and maintaining collaborative relationships


Current nursing practice

Communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interpersonal relations with Coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey Information and to receive work direction

Work effectively with a diverse community


County-wide Employee Responsibilities:

All Escambia County BCC employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Escambia County BCC's Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies.

All Escambia County BCC employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.

Emergency Management Responsibilities:

During emergency conditions, the incumbent of this position will automatically be considered an emergency service worker. This employee is subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane or other emergency situation, and is expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

Material and Equipment Used:

Various Medical Equipment

Computerized Equipment

Standard Office Equipment


Two-Way Radio

Physical Requirements:

Positions in this class typically require: stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, talking, hearing, seeing, finger and hand dexterity as well as repetitive motions. Very Heavy Work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, blood and other bodily fluids, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, work space restrictions, intense noises and travel.

Benefits/Compensation Package:

* Medical / Dental / Vision plans
* Prescription coverage
* Employee health clinic
* Employee fitness centers
* Employer-sponsored retirement plan or an investment plan
* Deferred Compensation Plan
* Flexible Spending Account(s)
* Employee Assistance Program
* Annual/Sick Leave or Paid Time Off (PTO)
* Group Life Insurance

Keywords: Escambia County, Pensacola , Registered Nurse - Corrections - Medical - Correctional, Healthcare , Pensacola, Florida

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