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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, NURSING

The GEO Group, Inc.

This is a Full-time position in Golden Valley, AZ posted March 4, 2021.

Facility: KINGMAN CORRECTIONAL & REHABILITATION FACILITY

Compensation Base: $79,040.00 Annually

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summary

Supervises and evaluates the performance of nursing and clerical staff. Evaluates and provides comprehensive nursing care in a correctional setting while observing and maintaining the requirements of security.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains a good working relationship with correctional personnel, nursing staff, contract providers, and outside provider agencies.
  • Utilizes established corporate and correctional policies and procedures in making decisions.
  • Responsible for staff scheduling and supervision including:
    ? Assisting management in recruiting, orienting, supervising and evaluating the performance of nursing and clerical staff.
    ? Staff Scheduling:
    ? Ensures adequate coverage on all shifts.
    ? Fills in as needed during periods of short staffing
    ? Monitors call-ins and use of overtime.
    ? Ensures the proper flow of relevant information (policies, procedures, in-service, problems, etc.) to supervisor and supervised personnel.
    ? Monitors and ensures strict staff compliance with all applicable pharmacy laws.
    ? Organizes daily activities and ensures adequate staffing for these activities.
    ? Maintains shift assignments.
    ? Reports any staff problems to management on a regular basis.
  • Ensures adequate supplies and pharmaceuticals to meet the needs of the detainee/inmate population. Reports any over-usage, vendor problems, needs, recommendations and budgetary concerns to management.
  • Ensures that detainees/inmates arriving at the facility are adequately oriented to services available and procedure for obtaining medical services.
  • Ensures that all detainees/inmates assigned to work as medical orderlies are trained in the handling of contaminated waste and proper cleaning of contaminated surfaces. Monitors their compliance with instructions.
  • Performs random audits of medical records, logs, sharps, narcotic counts, outside referrals and sick call, etc. Counsel employees or provide in-service for noted errors. All findings shall be submitted to the management for review and recommendations.
  • Participates in quality assurance activities. Makes recommendations for monitoring needs and plans activities for correcting deficiencies. Reports problem areas in writing to management.
  • Monitors the assignments, review of records, and care plans of the chronic disease clinics ensuring follow through per policies and procedures.
  • Assists management in monitoring environmental sanitation, safety and health related issues by performing inspections. Generates recommendations based on inspections and review of other inspections to management for further management dissemination.
  • Responds to informal grievances from inmates to management’s designee. Reports any grievance with potential liability to the management for his/her information and consideration of action.
  • Monitors care of serious medical conditions with the potential for life threatening or liability issues for appropriate follow-through.
  • Assumes on-call status for staff problems. Assumes on-call status in absence of direct management.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Job Requirements:

Minimum Requirements

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree from a NLN (National League of Nurses) approved program; graduate of an accredited school of nursing required. Must have a current, unrestricted license to practice as Registered Nurse in Arizona. Maintains a current copy of license on file at the facility at all times.
  • Two (2) years of direct work experience preferred.
  • Supervisory experience and competence in performance of the following services: crisis intervention, medical emergencies, physical assessment, medical nursing care, and psychiatric nursing care preferred.
  • Must have the ability to work without direct, immediate supervision in performing nursing diagnosis, and be able provide appropriate follow through treatment.