Registered Nurse - Correctional Health

Ramsey County

Ramsey County

St Paul, MN, USA
Posted on Friday, August 4, 2023
Basic Function

The current vacancy is in Correctional Health Department. The eligibility list created by this vacancy may be used to hire other vacancies in the department or County.

A licensed Registered Nurse who utilizes the nursing process to meet a variety of healthcare needs. Under the direction of a Nurse Supervisor – Correctional Health, provide direct patient care and guidance to nursing staff under their license, in the provision of nursing care. Work cohesively with a variety of health care professionals and security officers in a correctional environment; and perform related duties as assigned.

If an internal candidate is selected, salary will be set in accordance with the personnel rules (i.e., promotion, transfer, or voluntary reduction).

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Hourly Salary Range: $36.40 - 55.07
Examples of Work Performed
  1. Participate in on-coming and off-going shift reports, ensure shift preparedness and communicate needs to maintain the ability to deliver safe and effective care during the shift and thereafter.
  2. Provide direct and indirect nursing care to meet the psychological, psychosocial and emotional needs of inmates within the framework established by the correctional system; perform assessments of inmates in a variety of settings such as, intake and booking, health care unit for sick call, emergency in-housing, chronic care clinics and the medical unit; utilize assessment skills that require a knowledge base of both normal and abnormal adult and juvenile health status; and communicate assessment data in a comprehensive, orderly fashion both verbally and in writing.
  3. Plan nursing care by identification of inmate needs based on assessments; make appropriate, timely referrals and initiate appropriate nursing care based on institutional policies and procedures; and document plans appropriately.
  4. Implement nursing care and medical care orders in a knowledgeable, safe and cost-effective manner; document nursing care and appropriate medically directed care in accordance with policies and procedures; and provide inmate education as an integral part of total patient care.
  5. Evaluate and document inmate responses to aspects of health care and make appropriate referrals to members of the health care team. Delegate duties to other health care team members based on their skill, knowledge and experience and guide the provision of care by others.
  6. Utilize effective communication skills by demonstrating respect, concern and courtesy in all interpersonal relationships. Communicate information in an accurate, concise and timely manner, protect confidentiality, and participate in problem-solving activities of the health care team.
  7. Use current knowledge to promote a safe environment for providing health care to inmates. Function as a role model for other health care unit personnel and maintain harmonious relationships with security, inmates and members of the health care team.
  8. Maintain clinical area in a clean, neat and safe manner and participate in required counts and cleaning assignments; adhere to institutional and medical unit infection control policies; and understand and adhere to safe correctional nursing practices and institutional security directives.
  9. Maintain current professional skills and continue professional growth to enhance the practice of correctional nursing and the image of the organization. Attend appropriate in-services. Participate in offering education to inmates, security officers and other members of the health care team. Exhibit an ability to participate in the change process to support the organization and the health care unit. Accept assignments and extra duties with flexibility and willingness to participate in activities other than direct patient care.
  10. Perform necessary duties to maintain continuity of care when staffing needs dictate necessity.

(The work assigned to a position in this classification may not include all possible tasks in this description and does not limit the assignment of any additional tasks in this classification. Regular attendance according to the position's management approved work schedule is required.)

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Completion of an accredited two-year program in nursing.

Experience: None

Certifications/Licensure: Must be licensed as a Registered Nurse by the State of Minnesota. Basic Life Support certification/Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification.

Substitution: None

Exam/Screening Process Information