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P/T REGISTERED NURSE (RN) (8HR/week) in Folkston, GA at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 6/17/2020

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Equal Opportunity Employer.


Initiates and provides comprehensive nursing care in a correctional setting while observing and maintaining the requirements of operational security.  Arranges for all levels of health services to ensure quality health care for all inmates of the facility.   Ensures the physical and mental well being of the inmate population including medical and dental, mental health services, nursing care, personal hygiene, dietary services, health education, and attending to environmental conditions are met and or exceeds prison healthcare standards.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs a complete physical assessment and medical history as required on each detainee/inmate entering the correctional system. Medical problems are referred to the physician for extended evaluation.
  • Assists physician with sick call by screening patients and minor surgical procedures. Treats detainees/inmates with problems within professional capabilities and refers other medical problems to the appropriate physician.
  • Ensures the implementation of physician's orders. Ensures that prescribed medications are administered as ordered using the formulary.  Applies knowledge of drugs and therapeutics in dispensing medication.
  • Makes observation rounds on patients, and records in progress notes. Evaluates symptoms, reactions, and progress of patients on periodic basis, charts, and reports problems to management.
  • Maintains security while dispensing medications and is continually cognizant of the potential hazard of drug hoarding and trafficking among detainees/inmates. Maintains non-involvement in the security aspects of care.
  • Destroys and properly disposes of all needles/syringes.
  • Prepares regularly scheduled reports and special reports as necessary.
  • Maintains compliance with industry and company policies for accreditation.
  • Documents all detainee/inmate contacts. Maintains confidentiality of medical records.
  • Coordinates Chronic Disease Clinic scheduling.
  • Supervises the work flow of the LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) staff and all medical staff.
  • Makes decisions about deployment of health resources and the day-to-day operations of the health services program.
  • Identifies the type of health care providers needed to provide the determined scope of services with the assistance of the Regional Health Service Director.
  • Establishes systems for the coordination of care among multidisciplinary health care providers with the Regional Health Service Director.
  • Assist the Regional Health Services Director in developing a quality management program.
  • With the Regional Director Health Service Director, establishes the mission statement for the facility that defines the scope of health care services.
  • Works with the Regional Health Service Director in developing mechanisms, including written agreements, when necessary to assure that the scope of services is provided and properly monitored to also include developing the facility’s operational health policies and procedures.
  • Provides input into performance evaluation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • U.S Citizenship Required.
  • 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.
  • Must possess competence in the performance of the following services: crisis intervention, medical emergencies, physical assessment, medical nursing care, and psychiatric nursing care.
  • Must have the ability to work without direct, immediate supervision in performing nursing diagnosis, and be able provide appropriate follow through treatment.


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