Director of Nursing
Company: Corizon Health
Posted on: September 13, 2021
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
Below is a list of your responsibilities as a Director of
Nursing (DON) with Corizon Health at Pocatello Women's
Center located in Pocatello, ID:
Provide quality oversight in collaboration with site, regional and
corporate leadership. Provide clinical supervision to nursing
staff. Implement appropriate work structure and processes to
accomplish goals for patient care specific to contract requirements
and healthcare policy and procedures. Assist and support nursing
staff with the provision of patient care. Organize the delivery of
safe, effective and efficient patient care.
Evaluate patient care delivery processes on a regular, systematic
and frequent basis. Provide written reports to regional team and
client as scheduled or requested. Effectively use data to identify
performance improvement opportunities, takes action to drive
improvement, and monitor progress through ongoing analysis of data
Facilitate the development of site performance improvement plans
and monitor site progress and reporting. Participate in and
contribute to the achievement of site’s key performance indicators
and Clinical Quality Initiatives as directed.
Facilitate the completion of random and scheduled audits to assess
site compliance with contractual requirements, accreditation
standards and continuous quality safety improvement (CQSI)
opportunities. As directed, facilitate the completion of the
appropriate CQSI forms and forward findings/completed forms to
Community/State leadership. Participate and serve on site level
Conduct at minimum an annual accreditation readiness audit to
assess compliance with standards and identify opportunities for
improvement. Devise a mechanism to track compliance with
accreditation standards every day. As appropriate, develop action
plan(s) based on accreditation readiness audit findings.
Collaborate with site leadership to implement plan(s) and evaluate
effectiveness of action plan(s). Modifies plan(s) as
Anticipate healthcare delivery and contractual issues and deal with
potential issues proactively. Collaborate with site leadership and
client to meet the goals of the service contract in conjunction
with regional leadership. Attend or review minutes on a regular
basis for MAC meetings, Disease Management/Case Review and other
healthcare related site meetings.
Perform screening interviews with candidates, assess basic
knowledge, skills and fit within the corrections environment. Set
and communicate recruitment standards and take accountability for
recruiting effectiveness and compliance across his/her area of
responsibility. Participate in the selection process for open site
positions. Identify high potential staff for development, promotion
and succession opportunities.
Perform annual clinical competency assessments and checks to
promote the delivery of safe, effective and efficient nursing care.
Promote goal accomplishment (site and individual level), policy
compliance and professional development, schedule at minimum
monthly one on one meetings with direct reports. Provide
developmental mentoring, formalized feedback and coaching to staff.
When appropriate, develop individual performance improvement plans
for staff not meeting performance expectations.
Coordinate and monitor orientation and onboarding activities for
new hires and staff that have moved into a different role. Perform
an on-going assessment of staff learning needs and facilitate
in-service and continuing education for nursing and ancillary
personnel to promote professional development and enhancement of
Interpret regulations and standards and communicate site and unit
performance objectives to staff. Provide guidance and direction on
state licensure, accreditation and regulatory agency requirements.
Ensure nursing practices conform to state licensure, accreditation
and regulatory agency requirements in the clinical setting. Verify
required annual licensures and credentialing requirements for
licensed personnel are met. Ensure compliance with licensure
Develop monthly schedules for nursing staff and nursing support
staff and ensure that enough nursing staff is scheduled on each
shift with the appropriate skill level. Monitor and make
recommendations to site and regional leadership regarding nursing
support and staff to meet patient and contract needs.
Conduct at minimum monthly staff meetings in collaboration with
site leadership. Assist site leadership with the development and
maintenance of annual operational and clinical performance plans
under the direction of regional operational management.
Act as a liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside
officials. Ensure nursing records are correctly
Participate in Pharmacy and Therapeutic, Strategic Initiatives,
Patient Safety/Sentinel Event Committee, Performance Improvement,
Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Utilization Management and other
process improvement committees/initiatives as directed or
Support Company Initiatives and the application of best practices
in the clinical settings. Assist in completion of special projects
on an as needed basis. Work with others to determine where resource
support should be allocated. Participate in the monthly Regional
DON calls, initiatives and activities. Perform other duties as
Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
Life and Disability Insurance
Generous PTO plan
401k with matching funds
Employee Discount and Rewards Program
Continuing Education Reimbursement
Graduate of an Accredited Nursing School required. Bachelor or
Master’s Degree in Nursing preferred.
Current, unrestricted, non-probationary status license as a
Registered Nurse in the state where the position is
Current Basic Life Support/CPR Certification at the Medical
Professional Level with AED Training.
Specialty certification in correctional healthcare is desired
(Certified Correctional Health Professional: CCHP, Certified
Correctional Health Professional Nurse: CCHP-RN).
Minimum of 3 years of clinical experience in a healthcare setting,
with correctional healthcare experience is preferred
Previous clinical operations management experience is preferred;
previous direct management experience within a correctional health
setting is desired
Knowledge of accreditation standards (NCCHC, ACA & state-specific)
as well as experience with quality improvement programs and
clinical auditing preferred
Knowledge of Excel, Word, Outlook, Sharepoint and PowerPoint
Previous experience and knowledge in working with Electronic
Medical Record systems is required
Satisfactory completion of initial and annual clinical competencies
to demonstrate aptitude and fulfill essential job role
Maintain current licensure and certification(s) required to perform
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
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