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Institution Registered Nurse (Salem)

Company: Oregon State Hospital - Salem
Location: Salem
Posted on: June 21, 2022

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Department of Corrections

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$7,041 - $9,303

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Institution Registered Nurse (Salem)

Job Description:

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 statute.

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.

Direct Care

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 released.

Emergency Response

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.

Educational Services
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 requested.

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 medical equipment.

What We Are Looking For

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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 its application
    • Laws, rules, and regulations governing the provision of nursing care
    • Medical terminology
    • Medications and the physiological effect of those medications
    • 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 conditions
      • 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 position.

        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.

        Working Conditions

        • requires working independently with little or no supervision
        • 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 setting
        • may require occasional local or in-state travel for training or meetings

          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.

          Pre-Employment Check

          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 skills.
          • 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.

            Additional Information

            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 services.

            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 reference.

            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: .

            Veterans Preference

            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 later.
            • Workday performs weekly maintenance Friday evenings and the system may be down for a several hours. Please plan accordingly.
            • 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 notice.

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