• Quality Correctional Health Care
  • $60,050.00 -79,160.00/year*
  • Newport, TN
  • Healthcare - Nursing
  • Full-Time
  • 200 Hurst St

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At QCHC, a physician-owned company, we have a longstanding commitment to serving our clients, our employees and our patients. Today, we are one of the Southeast's leading correctional healthcare providers, with a comprehensive network that extends from state to state.Our employees provide compassionate, quality care to thousands of inmates through a wide range of services: Chronic Care management, Dental services, Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Mental Health services, Mobile x-ray and ultrasound services, Pharmacy and more. QCHC nurses deliver care to patients utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation. Applicant Communication Policy Applicant Information Use Policy Collaborates with physicians and other health care providers to ensure continuity, timeliness and appropriateness of care to inmate patients Coordinates and/or administers medication, treatments, to inmate patients Assists with medical treatments Administers prescribed medication Applies surgical dressings & bandages Provides emergency first aid care Checks & records vital signs Obtains specimens from inmate patients for diagnostic testing Reports reactions to treatments and medications, as well as changes in the inmates' emotional or physical condition Provides inmate patient education and/or discharge planning Records all care information concisely, accurately and completely, in a timely manner, in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms Promotes a therapeutic environment to ensure inmates are treated in a professional, ethical and tactful manner Performs other position-related duties as assigned, depending on assignment setting Upholds HIPAA regulations Punctual and dependent for assigned/confirmed shifts Graduate of an accredited RN Program Current RN license, in good standing with the State licensing board Must be highly motivated and a self-starter. Must possess strong people skills, be cooperative, and exercise professional demeanor Must have a high level of integrity and honesty Must be able to remain focused on the task while stationed in a busy environment. Must be punctual, reliable and a team player Must consent to and successfully pass a criminal background investigation. Must have experience with computers Must be currently BLS certified Must have the ability to remain calm, think clearly and act rapidly in an emergency situation; must be able to bend, stoop, twist and turn, climb up and down stairs. A working knowledge of jail policy and procedures is a plus. Those who do well in this position have excellent critical thinking and assessment skills, are able to make decisions independently and have solid interpersonal skills. They also have to be assertive, empathetic and able to provide care objectively when serving this unique population. The inmate patient population generally has not had consistent access to healthcare prior to their incarceration. This provides an opportunity for nurses to see and care for an interesting variety of health concerns from minor ailments to major and atypical conditions. Because inmate patients need round-the-clock care, working hours include days, nights, weekends and holidays. The number of inmate patients assigned per shift will vary with facility, if applicable. In a correctional environment, all staff receives specific training in the areas of security and correctional procedures and there are many security measures in place. Nurses working in correctional facilities must accept that the fundamental mission of a correctional facility is first and foremost public safety and security. QCHC would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted. QCHC is an equal opportunity employer. *QCHC offers medical, dental and vision insurancefor all full-time employees; eligibility begins on first day of employment. QCHC also offers a 401k retirement plan with company match, paid time off, company holidays andmore. All applicants are subject to pre-employment background check and drug screening.
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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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