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(Archived) Registered Nurse (RN) - Per Diem

Last Updated: 6/11/22

Job Description

We are looking for a Registered Nurses (RN) to work Per Diem, in the medical department at the Northumberland County Prison in Coal Township PA.

In this role, the RN will monitor and evaluate nursing care in accordance with PrimeCare Medical (PCM) philosophy, goals and objectives. This position will directly report to the Medical Director or other mid-level practitioner.

Job Responsibilities:

The Registered Nurse will primarily be responsible for ensuring that the nursing practice complies with established nursing standards. In addition, the Registered Nurse will also assess and provide comprehensive treatment care while observing and maintaining security requirements. Other responsibilities will include:

  • Using factual data and sound independent judgment in meeting the responsibilities and performing the duties of a staff nurse
  • Ensuring compliance with established standards of PCM
  • Ensuring that the proper flow of relevant information (inmate/patient information, unit problems) is disseminated to appropriate personnel
  • Monitoring treatment services to avoid the inappropriate use and/or duplication of services Advising Health Services Administrator and Nurse Supervisor if these situations arise
  • Monitoring and recommending methods to improve operational efficiency and cost containment effectiveness
  • Monitoring physical safety requirements for inmate/patients and staff to ensure a safe working environment
  • Assisting Health Services Administrator or Nurse Supervisor to coordinate and/or conduct monthly health care staff meetings, as assigned
  • Providing other services and performs other duties as assigned by Nurse Supervisor, Health Services Administrator, head nurse, or corporate staff
  • Maintaining accurate records of all controlled substances, narcotics, and sharps in accordance with applicable state and federal laws
  • Providing health counseling to inmates/patients

This position provides a 2 week orientation period where you will be training on-the-job and shadowing with the nursing staff.

Job Requirements:

The Registered Nurse is a fast paced position, and as such we must have someone who has the ability to multi-task and has a good grasp of patient assessment skills. In addition, the Registered Nurse must be licensed to practice nursing in the state in which the facility is located. Other requirements for the Registered Nurse include:

  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state the facility is located.
  • Clinical decision-making ability is required and critical to have
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to function independently and demonstrating clinical competency
  • Ability to gain trust of patients and build a working relationship
  • Previous education and experience may be substituted in many cases.
  • Experience in health care delivery system, a plus

Benefits:

PrimeCare believes in offering a competitive compensation and benefits package to their employees. Standard benefits for full-time employees include Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability options, Generous PTO, 401k with match, and a flexible spending account.

Company Details

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
PrimeCare Medical, Inc. (PCM) has been in operation since 1986. We’re a private, physician founded correctional healthcare practice.  We provide comprehensive medical and mental healthcare services to over 70 county jails, prisons, and juvenile detention centers throughout 5 different states in the Northeastern US (i.e. Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, New York, and New Hampshire)...