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Director of Nursing DON at Danville Correctional Center

Company: Wexford Health
Location: Champaign
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Job Description:

Wexford Health Sources, one of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies, provides clients with experienced management and technologically advanced services, combined with programs that control costs while ensuring quality.  For nearly two decades, Wexford Health has consistently delivered proven staffing expertise and a full range of medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, utilization management, provider contracting, claims processing, and quality management services. At Wexford Health our philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury for anyone.  We simply care for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue. Wexford Health has an exceptional opportunity for a   Director of Nursing  to join our team of healthcare professionals at Danville Correctional Center in Danville, IL. We’re proud to offer a competitive benefits package including: Annual review with performance increase Generous paid-time off program that combines vacation and sick leave Paid holidays Comprehensive health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield Dental and Vision insurance 401(k) retirement saving plans Company-paid short-term disability Healthcare and dependent care spending account POSITION SUMMARY Under the direct supervision of the Regional Manager, has the authority, responsibility and accountability for structuring, comprehensive planning and implementing the Nursing Services Program that guides the delivery of a quality health care program. DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES Supervises all assigned staff nurses and paraprofessional nursing personnel. Manages all infirmary and clinic nursing functions.  Acts as a consultant and/or resource within site to facilitate offender care. Coordinates offender care requirements with other departments within the facility and the continuity of offender care with outside health care facilities. Provides functional direction and guidance to nursing staff through on-the-job training and  ensures appropriate and quality orientation for all newly hired staff. Participates in planning, priority setting and the development of policies and procedures for health care activities that are in compliance with contractual requirements, Department of Corrections and national standards. Coordinates and monitors orientation, in-services and continuing education within the Division of Nursing Services.  Plans, develops and conducts in-service training classes for professional and/or paraprofessional patient care personnel. Coordinates the development, provision and evaluation of patient care according to the standards of quality care. Notifies the Wexford Health Staffing Department of vacant or upcoming vacant positions in a timely manner and actively assists the Staffing Department in the filling of vacant positions. Complies with and enforces Wexford Health/Facility policies and procedures and ensures subordinate compliance. Is familiar with all aspects of the Wexford Health Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) and operates consistent with the language as interpreted by Wexford Health Administration. Develops and maintains appropriate staffing schedule to ensure adequate nursing coverage for all shifts in accordance with contract terms of nursing coverage and the Wexford Health CBA.  Responsible for making changes in time schedules, and granting special requests for time off, if appropriate. Ensures the practice of nursing is consistent with current standards, and is responsible for level of care provided to offenders in compliance with IDOC policies and procedures. Serves as representative for, and/or liaison between nursing services, other health care providers, contract services such as lab and physical therapy as well as Health Care Unit Administrator, and coordinates such patient care services with other departments. Provides guidance to the nursing staff in patient care problems; delegates responsibility within the scope of the employee’s abilities. The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as required. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS Standard medical setting in a correctional facility, which includes daily interfacing with inmates, correctional staff, and health care personnel. The following requirements list the minimum to qualify.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted. TRAVEL:  Minimal travel required. LICENSING:  Current Illinois RN License CERTIFICATION:  CPR certification EXPERIENCE: Minimum two (2) years nursing experience Two (2) years administrative and/or correctional nursing experience preferred EDUCATION:  Graduate of an accredited nursing program. EOE/M/F/D/V

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