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Clinic RN - mental health

Company: Wexford Health Sources Inc
Location: Bessemer
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

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 venue.

Wexford Health has an exceptional opportunity for a Registered Nurse in the Mental Health Unit to join our team of healthcare professionals at Donaldson Correctional Facility- Out-Patient in Bessemer, AL.

Clinic position- 8am to 4:30pm

We're proud to offer a competitive benefits package including:

  • Annual review with performance increase
  • Generous paid-time off program that combines vacation and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Comprehensive health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Dental and Vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement saving plans
  • Company-paid short-term disability
  • Healthcare and dependent care spending account

POSITION SUMMARY

  • Services patients in a correctional setting with psychiatric or developmental disabilities under the direction of a professional Registered Nurse or Medical Director.
  • Assists in carrying out rehabilitation programming and activities for residents such as role model interactions, development of social skills, development of daily living skills, reality orientation, recreational skills, etc.
  • Provides personal care services as needed to patients including: oral hygiene, bathing, hair care, nail care, shaving, feeding, diapering and dressing.
  • Sets up prescribed medications in accordance with patients' nursing care plans; assesses, develops, records and monitors programs for self-administration of medications and conducts medication management and health education training for individuals and groups.
  • Checks temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs to detect deviations from normal; assists in controlling aggressive or disruptive behavior.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

The following requirements list the minimum to qualify. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.

LICENSING: Licensed as a Registered Nurse by the Alabama Board of Nursing (ASBN)

CERTIFICATION: Current CPR certification

EDUCATION:

  • Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse
  • Bachelor's degree preferred

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Experience with the special needs and behavior of individuals in forensic and correctional settings preferred.

EOE/M/F/D/V

Keywords: Wexford Health Sources Inc, Birmingham , Clinic RN - mental health, Other , Bessemer, Alabama

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