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Ideal Option Corrections RN in Salem, Oregon

Corrections RN

Salem, OR (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Salem+OR+USA+97317) • Nursing (RN/LPN)

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Location:Onsite Marion County Jail

Schedule:Monday - Friday, variable shifts

Ideal Optionhas been working on the front lines of the opioid epidemic since our first clinic opened in 2012. With more than 80 clinics across 11 states, we continuously strive to be the nation’s leading provider of low-barrier evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder. We are looking for aCorrectional Nurseto join our growing team and help us in our vision to give back lives, reunite families, and heal communities that are suffering from the devastating effects of substance use disorder.

We value our patients and our employees! We treat our employees like we would want to be treated ourselves: with respect and compassion. Below are some specifics on what Ideal Option offers and the role.

The Role:

The Correctional Nurse provides Medication Assisted Treatment services to Marion County Jail inmates under the direction of Ideal Option providers and Leadership Team. The following functions have been determined by Ideal Option to be essential to the successful performance of this position which includes but is not limited to:

  • Perform intake assessments, health evaluation, screenings, and gather necessary health histories and records for MAT Treatment

  • Assess inmates for suicide risk upon intake and throughout incarceration as needed

  • Assess inmate health problems and refer to an Ideal Option provider as needed

  • Verify patient medication and continue per Provider direction

  • Maintain accurate levels of medication and supplies, documentation of pill counts, including medication preparation and dispensing per DEA standards

  • Order all needed medication and supplies as needed

  • Assist with MAT dosing and MAT clinic

  • Inmate discharge planning, including knowledge of Ideal Option office-based MAT treatment and referral planning

  • Document medical treatment and services provided; maintain inmate medical records in the Electronic Health Record keeper (EHR) Electronic Clinic Works (eCW) and in paper charts

  • Assist medical providers in preparing for and conducting clinic

  • Assist corrections officers as necessary

  • Respond to emergency situations as needed and refer to higher levels of care

  • Remain up to date with all policies and procedures.

  • Work as an Ideal Option team member and uphold professional relationships with Ideal Option employees, as well as external partners.

Work remotely as a nurse on the Ideal Option Nurse Care Team, preforming the following duties:

  • Supports patients during their initiation phase as they transition to medication for their use disorder.

  • Available to assist with any medication questions specific to withdrawals, dosing techniques, reviews provider doses and dosing instructions, etc.

  • Ensure timely communication to providers regarding prescription related issues, dosing questions, and abnormal lab results.

  • Communicate to patient any changes to plan of care.

  • Manage correspondences between the call center, providers, prescription teams, and nurse care team to ensure seamless care.

  • Assist with identified barriers to care and social needs, collaborating with the patient care team to provide appropriate resources.

  • Responds to patient questions and concerns regarding lab results, prescriptions, and general healthcare inquiries.

  • Rotating taking after hours nurse calls from patients and address concerns as appropriate.


At Ideal Option, we offer our employees a competitive and comprehensive benefits program. Current benefits include:

  • Medical, vision, and dental

  • Short-term and long-term disability options

  • Life insurance

  • Employee Assistance and Life Assistance programs

  • A 401K retirement program

  • Pet Insurance

  • Paid time off and paid holidays


Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Active RN License AA, RN. BSN preferred·

  • Must pass corrections Background Screening

  • Previous MAT or Corrections Nursing experience a plus