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Amergis RN Corrections - Danville. PA in Danville, Pennsylvania

The Correctional RN works in collaboration with otherhealthcare professionals, correctional officers, and administrators to ensurethe well-being of the incarcerated population. The Correctional RN utilizes their knowledge to address the specificchallenges and limitations of the correctional environment while providing careto their patient population. This careincludes both routine and emergency health care in a correctional facilitysetting.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Utilizes the nursing process to assess, plan, implement andevaluate patient care

  • Performs focused interview to identify specific patient'sneeds

  • Assesses signs and symptoms indicating physiologic andpsychosocial changes in the patient’s condition

  • Conducts health histories on newly-admitted inmates

  • When necessary, makes referrals of inmates to the staffphysician, nurse practitioner, dentist, or mental health professional

  • Determines the need for emergency hospital care and ensuresthat all medication is administered in accordance with standard operatingprocedures and as ordered by the authorizing authority

  • Collects, analyzes, and interprets data and information fromhealthcare members and documents actual and/or potential nursing diagnoses

  • Documents the patient’s plan of care using identifiednursing diagnoses, expected patient outcomes, and selected nursinginterventions

  • Identifies and prioritizes actions based on patient carerequirements

  • Monitors consistency between patient plan of care andactions of medical staff

  • Performs interventions according to identified priorities,plan of care, and the hospital policies and patient care outcome standard

  • Initiates and evaluates patient education

  • Revises the plan of care according to evaluation, changes inmedical plan of care, and effective/ineffective nursing interventions

  • Documents patient’s response to nursing and otherinterventions

  • Supervises, trains and directs other healthcareprofessionals on site such as LPNs, CNAs, etc.

  • Performs other duties as assigned/necessary

Minimum Requirements:

  • Current Registered Nurse License for the state in which thenurse practices

  • Minimum of one year of correctional health care experiencepreferred

  • Complies with all relevant professional standards ofpractice

    • Participation and completion of Amergis' Competency programwhen applicable
  • Current CPR if applicable

  • TB Questionnaire, PPD or chest x-ray if applicable

  • Current Health certificate (per contract or stateregulation)

  • Must meet all federal, state and local requirements

  • Successful completion of new hire training as applicable tojob site

  • Understand patient confidentiality and HIPAArequirements

  • Ability to effectively elicit/provide information to andfrom appropriate individuals (including, but not limited to, supervisors,co-workers, clients) via strong communication skills; proficiency in theEnglish language is required

  • Computer proficiency required

  • Must be at least 18 years of age


At Amergis, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:
  • Competitive pay & weekly paychecks

  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance

  • 401(k) savings plan

  • Awards and recognition programs

    *Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status.

    About Amergis

Amergis, formerly known as Maxim Healthcare Staffing, has served our clients and communities by connecting people to the work that matters since 1988. We provide meaningful opportunities to our extensive network of healthcare and school-based professionals, ready to work in any hospital, government facility, or school. Through partnership and innovation, Amergis creates unmatched staffing experiences to deliver the best workforce solutions.

Amergis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.