Institution Registered Nurse (Salem)
Company: Oregon State Hospital - Salem
Posted on: June 21, 2022
Initial Posting Date:
Department of Corrections
$7,041 - $9,303
Institution Registered Nurse (Salem)
Institution Registered Nurse (Salem)
Oregon State Correctional Institution Salem, Oregon
The Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC) seeks to employ
career-oriented candidates and offers employment opportunities in a
wide variety of challenging occupations. ODOCs mission is to
promote public safety by holding offenders accountable for their
actions and reducing the risk of future criminal behavior.
Institution Registered Nurse positions are represented by American
Federations of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
This position may be eligible for Police & Fire (P&F) benefits
through Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), as defined by
What you will be doing
Your primary responsibility will be to provide nursing care to
patients while incarcerated. You will assist the Medical Services
Manager in the operation of the health care unit at the institution
in the development, direction, coordination, and evaluation of
professional nursing practices, and by assuming responsibility for
the operation of the unit in the absence of management staff.
Assess patient's physical, mental and emotional condition during
sick call, clinics. Initiate appropriate interventions according to
health care policy and procedures and nursing protocols. Review
treatment plans, laboratory data, medication and treatment records.
Develop nursing diagnosis and treatment plans. Administer
medications and treatments as ordered by the provider. Check for
medication allergies, dosages and side effects, and drug
interactions. Collect samples (e.g., blood, urine) for laboratory
analysis. Monitora patient's response to treatment. Prepare patient
and assistthe provider and other health care professionals during
clinical procedures and examinations.
Coordination of Care
Coordinate a patient's health care by scheduling services on site
and also community-based services in conjunction with other
institution activities. Communicate pertinent information to health
care providers to ensure the necessary health care services are
provided when community-based services are scheduled, or the
patient is scheduled to be transferred to another institution or
Assess patient, or staff member's health status in an emergency
involving injury or illness. Provide appropriate nursing and
therapeutic interventions to stabilize the patient's condition.
Decide when a physician's assistance is required. Authorize patient
transfer to infirmary or to hospital emergency room. Detect, treat,
and follow-up on communicable disease spread in the facility.
Maintain accurate, legible and complete records of patient care.
Document all requests for medical attention, objective data
collected during patient care, treatment provided, evaluation of
treatment effectiveness and patient education provided. Write
nursing care plans and interdisciplinary treatment plans and
complete other entries to support the medical records.
Explain basic disease prevention concepts and promote mental and
physical health to the adults in custody and staff.Assist facility
staff in their understanding of basic emergency procedures and
equipment, communicable diseases, and other issues, as
Assist in developing, implementing, and evaluating program
activities and participate in improvement projects or plans.
Coordinate nursing care activities with services provided by other
departments. Assume responsibility for the operations of the unit
in the absence of management staff. Order supplies and maintain
inventory of medications and equipment. Evaluate and monitor
medical supplies to ensure appropriate supplies are available in
sufficient quantities and that accurate accounting and secure
storage of supplies, including narcotic, needle and syringe counts,
is maintained. Participate in evaluating new and replacement
What We Are Looking For
- Possess a valid Oregon Registered Professional Nurse's License
at the time of appointment.
Preference given to candidates with an unencumbered license.
NOTE: At the time of recruitment, the agency may require training
or experience in a specialized area of nursing.
General Knowledge of
- Professional principles, practices, and theory of nursing and
- Laws, rules, and regulations governing the provision of nursing
- Medical terminology
- Medications and the physiological effect of those
- Medical ethics
- Counseling and intervention techniques
- Disease processes and treatment methods
- Principles and procedures of infection control
- Communicable disease control methods
- Operating personal computers
Requested Skills in
- Excellent oral communication
- Writing nursing care plans, patient progress notes, and records
of nursing care given
- Responding to life-threatening crises
- Assessing patients physical, mental, and emotional
- Ability to work well with a team
How to Apply
Follow the Apply link above to fill out the online application.
Only completed applications received by the post-closing date will
be considered. Only the candidates whose experience most closely
matches the qualifications and requested skills of this position
will be invited to an interview.
In the Job History section of your online application clearly
describe your experience as it relates to the minimum and special
qualifications, requested skills, and/or desired attributes.
Be sure to demonstrate you have obtained any skills requested or
required through education, work experience, or by showing you have
transferable skills (i.e., skills obtained through military
education or experience) that substantially relate to this
Failure to provide this information in your Job History section of
your application shall result in the elimination of your
application from further consideration.A resume will not substitute
for completing the work experience section of your application.
- requires working independently with little or no
- must have the ability to work any or all seven days of the
week, including but not limited to, Saturdays or Sundays or both;
and work any shift of the day, including, but not limited to,
swing, graveyard, or day
- requires contact with adults in custody, who may become
violent, in a prison setting
- requires mandatory double shifts occasionally
- requires walking or standing for long periods
- requires climbing stairs
- may require limited exertion resulting from patient care
- are exposed to chemicals, radiation, communicable diseases, or
other hazards inherent in a health care and correctional
- may require occasional local or in-state travel for training or
Requirements for Employment
You must pass a Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS)
fingerprint-based background check and maintain CJIS eligibility.
Due to CJIS requirements related to system access, the following
convictions are likely to result in being disqualified for this
position: felony convictions, computer theft, identify theft and
fraud. CJIS clearance is done at the conditional job offer.
The executive order that mandated vaccination or an exception to
the vaccine requirement ended March 31. OSHA rules require that
some positions (health care settings, health care professionals)
still have the mandate. We have added a verification question,
COVID-19 Vaccination Status, to the pre-employment questionnaire
for those positions an agency determines meet the criteria for the
vaccination requirement. The response options are Fully Vaccinated,
Approved Exception, & Not Required for this position.
The Selection Process We expect to
- Initial review of minimum qualifications, knowledge, and
- Consideration of top candidates - Recruitment will review and
refer the top candidates to the hiring manager.
- There will be interviews and/or testing to determine the best
candidates for a position.
- Background check and reference checks - All finalists must pass
a thorough criminal records check and reference check.
The salary range listed above is for non-PERS qualifying
applicants. PERS qualifying applicants may be eligible for an
adjusted range. The State of Oregon provides a generous benefit
package, which includes family health and dental insurance,
optional short and long-term disability and term life insurance all
of which can be tailored to individual needs. Also provided are
fully paid retirement program, modest life insurance policy, paid
holidays, vacation and sick leave. Position may be eligible for
Police & Fire (P&F) benefits through Public Employees
Retirement System (PERS), as defined by statute.
is embedded in the Department of Corrections core values. The
department strives to be a model employer committed to promoting
diversity, equity, and inclusion. Ensuring legal compliance,
efficiency, and exceeding expectations to deliver the best public
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate
qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability,
veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other
legally protected characteristics. The is available for your
ODOC is responsible for complying with the Federal Prison Rape
Elimination Act (PREA 42 U.S.C. 1997). PREA prohibits the Oregon
Department of Corrections from hiring, promoting, or contracting
with anyone (that will have direct contact with residents) who has
engaged in, been convicted of, or been civilly or administratively
adjudicated for engaging in sexual abuse in confinement settings.
For more information regarding PREA please visit: .
Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans
preference. . Please note if you checked you are a veteran, you
will be asked to upload your documents later in the application
process, after you have applied.
If you have questions about the position, please contact the
recruiter, and reference Req-99137 .
The fine print:
- Warning! The system will timeout after 15 minutes of
inactivity. You must submit your application after you begin the
process you cannot save your progress and come back to it
- Workday performs weekly maintenance Friday evenings and the
system may be down for a several hours. Please plan
- This applicant list may be used in future requisitions.
- We may also use other factors to help us decide who will move
forward, such as your related work experience, education, and
overall professionalism of your application materials.
- Do not attach extra documents. We will only review documents
requested in the posting.
- ODOC does not offer visa sponsorship. Within three days of
hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm
authorization to work in the United States.
- This announcement is intended as a general descriptive
recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute
either an expressed or implied contract.
- Application information may be used throughout the entire
selection process. This process is subject to change without
notice. The pay and benefits on all announcement may change without
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