Pinal County Detention Center in Florence, AZ
PRN (As Need Basis)
Shift Differentials up to $2.00 for PRN & up to $3.50 for Night
Wexford Health has an exceptional opportunity for a Per Diem
Registered Nurse to join our team of healthcare professionals at
Pinal County Detention Center in Florence, AZ.
The Registered Nurse is responsible for delivery of patient care
through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation
and evaluation. Also directs and guides patient teaching activities
and ancillary personnel, while maintaining standards of
professional nursing. Interrelates and works effectively with
patients, medical and other nursing staff, security staff at all
levels, and administrative and support staff.
Supervision Received: Direct supervision from Health Services
Supervision Exercised: Supervision of LPN
Relationships: Interacts with all health care unit personnel,
site administration staff, security staff, clinical providers,
regional team members and corporate staff as required.
- Assess plans and deliver nursing care to inmates; and implement
clinical and technical aspects of care in accordance with
established policies and procedures
- Check and change dressings as required or as ordered.
- Administer medications including IV therapy and IM injections
and all other approved routes of administration per the order of
the physicians/mid-level providers.
- Plan individual treatment programs as required and implement
treatment plans as ordered by the physician.
- Intervene with proper techniques, procedures and safety
precautions utilizing aseptic technique and infection control to
meet individual needs of patients.
- Implement medical plan through administering medications in
accordance with physician's orders.
- Intervene by obtaining body fluid specimens and performing
EKG's using proper techniques and procedures.
- Utilizes available treatment protocols as written by the
- Assist in minor medical or surgical procedures.
- Enter housing units to pass medications or other medical items
and to conduct medical screening when necessary.
- Assist in screening of emergencies for necessity and priority
for referral to physician or mid-level providers and conduct daily
sick call screening.
- Coordinate multiple medical services for diagnostic and
treatment as directed by the Medical Director, Physician, Physician
Assistant, or Nurse Practitioner.
- Provide a written assessment of patient on admission, during
confinement and on discharge as requested.
- Summarize assessment data and make a triage decision which is
documented and communicated to other patient care providers.
- Apply knowledge of illnesses, injuries and diseases using
available resources in obtaining a health history and in the
- Communicate information to other nursing staff, Health Care
Unit physicians, physician assistants, Health Care Unit supervisory
personnel and department correctional officers and
- Consult with other nurses, physician assistants, physicians,
and correctional officers, as necessary.
- Communicate information to ancillary departments using
established referral process.
- Provide leadership to LPNs and other nursing paraprofessional
staff in patient care. As requested, assist in the presentation of
- Maintain the Problem Oriented Medical Record; and document
nursing encounters utilizing the Problem Oriented Medical Record
format of charting as required by the facility.
- Promote quality assurance standards by participating in the
quality of chart audits.
- Develop and maintain professional relationships with patients,
visitors, and medical and correctional personnel. Promote good
working relationships among staff and between other disciplines and
- Notify supervisor and complete written reports for any medical
or security incidents.
ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Present/participate in in-service education sessions.
- Maintain working knowledge of pharmacology including drug
- Maintain working knowledge of therapeutic diets and nutrition
and implement as per orders.
- Maintain working knowledge of social and behavioral sciences,
particularly as applied to the correctional setting.
- Recommend improved procedures, equipment and supplies to the
- Plan and implement programs to meet identified needs through
in-service attendance and other formal and informal means.
- Apply knowledge and utilize available resources in planning
care and patient teaching.
- Supervise and strive for excellence in patient care by
challenging and, as necessary, correcting errors of peers to ensure
the safety and well-being of the patient.
- Performs within the normal limits of the State Nurse Practice
Act, Code of Ethics for Nurses and Wexford Health and facility
policies, procedures and standards.
- Comply with correctional facility's policies and
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll
purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as
The physical demands that are described here are representative
of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform
the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
Essential duties are routinely performed in a general office and
clinical environment. Duties may require work in at a station/desk
and entail paperwork, use of computers, fax machines, copiers, and
other business machines and medical equipment. Essential duties may
require the following physical demands: the strength to lift and
carry material weighing up to 30 pounds; vision to read printed
materials and computer screen; walking; reaching; carrying;
stooping; bending; squatting; prolonged sitting; handling (hand
movement); hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the
telephone; intellectual skills including short and long term
memory, abstract reasoning, and decision making.
Must be able to ambulate throughout the facility for extended
periods of time; specific vision abilities required by this job
include close vision and distant vision, color vision, peripheral
vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus; must be
able to clearly communicate orally and via written and typed
correspondence and notes using various forms, records, charts, and
This position may require rotating assignments, operating on a
24 hour a day, 7 days a week schedule where employee is subject to
both voluntary and mandatory overtime.
Current Arizona Registered Nursing (RN) License
Current CPR Certification
Graduate of an accredited nursing school; BSN Preferred
One (1) year clinical experience, preferred
correctional experience, a plus
Other preferred knowledge, skills and abilities
- Flexible, dependable, and reliable
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Demonstrates knowledge of and performance of nursing policies
- Ability to competently manage multiple priorities
- Be capable of giving CPR instructions and ability to take
charge in a CPR emergency
- Ability to work in a stressful environment
- Support philosophy, objectives and goals of nursing
- Assume individual accountability for own conduct and
maintenance of professional appearance
- Approach change in a positive manner
- Maintain the confidentiality of inmate records
- Must be able assist staff with various policies, administrative
and organizational projects. "team-player" as this position
requires daily coordination with other coworkers.