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Company: The GEO Group
Location: Conroe
Posted on: November 11, 2018

Job Description:

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. - Directs the work of other nursing and clerical staff. This includes the selection, hiring, evaluating job performance, employee training/development, promoting and any disciplinary action, including termination Staff Scheduling: - Ensures adequate coverage on all shifts. - Fills in as needed during periods of short staffing - Monitors call-ins and use of overtime. - Monitors staff compliance with facility policies and unit directives by counseling employees who violate policies established by the company or the facility, after consultation with management. - 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 monthly in-service education. Ensures that staff receives in-service as required. - Arranges for staff participation in off-facility workshops for CEUs and current nursing practice. - Maintains current licensure on all staff requiring such licensure. - 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. - Reviews activities of infection control nurse and makes recommendations for containment of infections. - 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. 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 the state the facility is located. 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. Equal Opportunity Employer. City: Conroe, TX

Keywords: The GEO Group, Houston , SUPV, NURSING, Healthcare , Conroe, Texas

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