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Director of Nursing (DON)

Company: Corizon Health
Location: Bartow
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Job Description:

Correctional healthcare is not just a job. It’s a calling.
 

By choosing a career with Corizon Health, you are choosing the opportunity to truly make a difference in the health, well-being, and future of the patients you serve. We take pride in being a pioneer provider of correctional healthcare. As a Corizon Health professional, you have access to the resources and support to enhance your skills, build a solid foundation to reach your career potential, and contribute to the care and well-being of an underserved population. There is no greater calling. Join Corizon Health today and be part of our legacy of innovation and clinical expertise. 


Below is a list of your responsibilities as a Director of Nursing (DON) with Corizon Health at Polk County Central in Bartow, FL:

  • Supervises all nursing staff, unlicensed assistive personnel and designated ancillary medical healthcare staff.
  • Oversees departmental budgets and maintains healthcare supplies and medication management.
  • Reports to higher management within the healthcare facility
  • Maintaining high standards of care for all patients
  • Manages patients’ data and medical records as confidential records.
  • Communicates with doctors, patients, and family members about patient healthcare needs.
  • Recruiting, training, and onboarding new nursing staff and unlicensed assistive personnel. Participates in screening interviews with candidates for basic knowledge, skills and fit within the corrections environment.
  • Providing ongoing education classes related to nursing and associated healthcare topics. Coordinates and monitors orientation, in-service, and continuing education for nursing and ancillary personnel to enhance performance levels.
  • Implements and monitors new procedures and training nurses on policies and procedures.
  • Implements appropriate work structure and processes to accomplish goals for patient care specific to contract requirements and healthcare policy and procedures.
  • Assists and supports professional and paraprofessional nursing staff in provision of patient care.
  • Develops and maintains monthly schedule for nursing staff and nursing support staff and ensures that sufficient number of nursing staff are scheduled on each shift with the appropriate skill level.
  • Ensures nursing practice conforms to state licensure, accreditation, and regulatory agency requirements in the clinical setting.
  • Acts as a liaison with other operating units, agencies, and outside officials.
  • Ensures that nursing records are correctly maintained.
  • Monitors and maintains the continuous quality improvement program. Identifies trends and/or gaps in care and plays active role in continuous quality improvement activities or projects.
  • Demonstrates accountability for ensuring an environment where professional conflict resolution is valued.
  • Demonstrates objectivity, thoroughness, insightfulness, and probing behaviors when approaching problems.
  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.

Corizon Benefits 

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Generous PTO plan
  • 401k with matching funds
  • Employee Discount and Rewards Program
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Continuing Education Reimbursement

  • Associate degree or RN Diploma required. Bachelor’s degree in Nursing highly preferred.
  • Three (3) to Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in healthcare / nursing administration.
  • Three (3) to Five (5) year of professional nursing experience.
  • Active RN license in state where position is located with unrestricted/non probationary status. Specialty certification desired (i.e., CCHP, ACHE, etc.)
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.
  • Experience using Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Requires critical thinking, organizational, decisive judgment, communication, good customer service skills. Must be able to handle multiple tasks, be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate actions as needed.
  • Must always follow Corizon and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Subject to initial and ongoing security clearance requirement.

     

A background check, security clearance and drug screening are required for this role.

 

Corizon Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with federal and state employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, Vietnam era veteran, or disabled Veteran status. EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans.

Keywords: Corizon Health, Lakeland , Director of Nursing (DON), Other , Bartow, Florida

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