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Behavioral Health RN

Company: Corizon Health
Location: Albuquerque
Posted on: October 13, 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 Behavioral Health RN with Corizon Health at Bernalillo Detention Center

 

  • Assist in ensuring 24-hour coverage nursing services of Mental Health Unit and appropriate provision of clinical treatment.
  • Coordinates Mental Health Unit sick call to ensure nurse triage and appropriate referral for physician follow-up.
  • Clinical duties include:
      •  Psychiatric and physician orders are implemented in timely, clinically effective manner.
      • Medications are administered and monitored in accordance with the policies and procedures of Mental Health Unit.
      • Inmates admitted to the Mental Health Unit receive Initial Nursing Assessment upon admission to the unit or as soon as inmate's condition permits.
      • Changes in inmate's functioning and critical incidents are documented in the Medical Record.
      • Nursing Discharge Summary is completed when inmate transferred from Mental Health Unit.
  •  Assists in coordination of psychiatric services to ensure psychiatrist is informed of psychotropic medication compliance, changes in inmate functioning and results of laboratory testing in a timely manner.
  •  Provide group counseling and activities for inmates to ensure Level II inmates are provided two (2) hours of out-of-cell time daily.
  • Ensure Medication Administration Records (MARS) are maintained and updated.
  • Abides by the security regulations and confidentiality of inmate information requirements of the facility.
  • Monitors medical supplies to facilitate appropriate inventory and ordering.
  •  Interrelates and works effectively with Health Services staff, prison staff and CMS administrative staff.
  •  Complies with employee standards of CMS and applicable employee standards of the facility.  Compliance includes, but is not limited to, the maintenance of a working environment and personal appearance consistent with professional responsibilities, development of harmonious working relationships, and timely notification of supervisory personnel of absences from institution.

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

  • Registered Nurse licensed within state of employment, license must be in good standing.
  • Experience in providing services to a mentally ill and/or correctional population preferred.
  • Must follow all applicable technical instructions and health services bulletins.
  • CPR certification.

 

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, Albuquerque , Behavioral Health RN, Other , Albuquerque, New Mexico

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