Director of Nursing - Full-time at DON at Shawnee Correctional Center
Company: Wexford Health
Posted on: July 21, 2021
POSITION: Director of
SCHEDULE: 8am-4pm; Weekends
FACILITY: Shawnee Correctional
Wexford Health Sources,
Inc. is one of the nation's leading
innovative correctional health care companies. At
Wexford Health 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
We’re proud to offer a
competitive benefits package including:
- Annual review with
- Generous paid-time off
program that combines vacation and sick leave
- Comprehensive health
insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Dental and Vision
- 401(k) retirement saving
- Company-paid short-term
- Healthcare and dependent
care spending account
Under the direct
supervision of the Regional Manager, has the authority,
responsibility and accountability for structuring, comprehensive
planning and implementing the Nursing Services Program that guides
the delivery of a quality health care program.
- Supervises all assigned
staff nurses and paraprofessional nursing
- Receives and reviews daily
outpatient and infirmary reports.
- Manages all infirmary and
clinic nursing functions. Acts as a consultant and/or
resource within site to facilitate offender
- Coordinates offender care
requirements with other departments within the facility and the
continuity of offender care with outside health care
- Provides functional
direction and guidance to nursing staff through on-the-job training
and ensures appropriate and quality orientation for all newly
- Participates in planning,
priority setting and the development of policies and procedures for
health care activities that are in compliance with contractual
requirements, Department of Corrections and national
- Coordinates and monitors
orientation, in-services and continuing education within the
Division of Nursing Services. Plans, develops and conducts
in-service training classes for professional and/or
paraprofessional patient care personnel.
- Coordinates the
development, provision and evaluation of patient care according to
the standards of quality care.
- Notifies the Wexford
Health Staffing Department of vacant or upcoming vacant positions
in a timely manner and actively assists the Staffing Department in
the filling of vacant positions.
- Conducts the selection and
evaluation of all nursing personnel and assists administrative
staff in personnel functions relating to nursing
- Is familiar with overtime
and commodity budgets and works to remain within
- Notifies Regional Manager
of staffing variances related to the Schedule E.
- Obtains approval of
Wexford Health Administration and IDOC prior to exceeding staffing
hours as outlined in the Schedule E.
- Strives to ensure 100%
compliance of Schedule E and Additional Services Request (ASR)
- Complies with and enforces
Wexford Health/Facility policies and procedures and ensures
- Is familiar with all
aspects of the Wexford Health Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)
and operates consistent with the language as interpreted by Wexford
- Ensures the existence of
an Infection Control Program and supervises the activities of the
program as well as ongoing monitoring of the program in compliance
with Company/Facility policies and procedures and community
- Prepares and submits
monthly reports as requested by the Health Care Unit Administrator
or Regional Manager.
- Conducts regular meetings
with staff as required per Company/Facility policies to maintain
optimal levels of communication within the Health Care
- Acts as administrator on
call for nursing emergencies or nursing staff
- Member of the Quality
Assurance Committee. Attends Quality Assurance and Medical
Audit Committee meetings as requested.
- Develops and maintains
appropriate staffing schedule to ensure adequate nursing coverage
for all shifts in accordance with contract terms of nursing
coverage and the Wexford Health CBA. Responsible for making
changes in time schedules, and granting special requests for time
off, if appropriate.
- Ensures the practice of
nursing is consistent with current standards, and is responsible
for level of care provided to offenders in compliance with IDOC
policies and procedures.
- Serves as representative
for, and/or liaison between nursing services, other health care
providers, contract services such as lab and physical therapy as
well as Health Care Unit Administrator, and coordinates such
patient care services with other departments.
- Provides guidance to the
nursing staff in patient care problems; delegates responsibility
within the scope of the employee’s abilities.
- Remains visible and is
responsive to all medical disciplines.
- Supports and participates
in evaluation designed to improve work conditions and patient
care. Evaluates employee performance consistent with policies
- Participates in community
organizations as requested and maintains good relationships with
- Keeps abreast and follows
through on incidents occurring on all shifts.
- Is available for
conferences on all shifts.
- Counsels nursing personnel
in following established protocols.
- Ensures all communicable
diseases are reported to the local/state health authorities as
appropriate or required.
- Reviews all discrepancies
in sharps and tool counts, investigates, reconciles and applies
appropriate corrective action if indicated.
- Reviews all mediation
errors, investigates, reconciles and applies appropriate corrective
action if indicated.
- Oversees discharge
planning and coordinates the continuity of offender care with
outside health care facilities.
- Responds to offender
medical grievances as requested.
- Assesses established
policies and reviews policies as needed.
- Receives direction from
IDOC personnel as appropriate, including but not limited to
Wardens, Health Care Unit Administrators (HCUA). Assists HCUA
in ensuring that the contract terms of nursing coverage are
- Coordinates special
projects as requested by HCUA e.g., nurse audits, development of
nursing policies and procedures, etc.
- Maintains the
confidentiality of offender records.
- Approaches change in a
- Makes suggestions for
improving work conditions to the Medical Director or Regional
Manager as appropriate.
- Accepts constructive
criticism and maintains professionalism in stressful
The duties and
responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only;
employees may be assigned other duties as
Standard medical setting
in a correctional facility, which includes daily interfacing with
inmates, correctional staff, and health care
The following requirements
list the minimum to qualify. An equivalent combination of
education and experience may be accepted.
Illinois RN License
- Minimum two (2) years
- Two (2) years
administrative and/or correctional nursing experience
of an accredited nursing program.
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