State of Montana Assistant Director of Nursing in Boulder, Montana

MISSION: The Montana Department of Corrections staff enhances public safety, supports the victims of crime, promotes positive change in offender behavior, and reintegrates offenders into the community. If you're looking for an opportunity to affect positive change in the community and at work explore the opportunities available to you through the Montana Department of Corrections. You may be the person we've been looking for to join our team as well!

BENEFITS: Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation package! Upon date of hire, employees are eligible for state paid premiums toward employee “core” medical, dental, and basic life insurance coverage. Dependent coverage and supplemental options are also available. Employees earn 15 working days of annual leave, 12 days of sick leave and 10-11 paid holidays each year. Membership in a Retirement System with a state contribution begins upon the first day of employment (vesting criteria applies). Flexible schedules may be considered.

NOTICES:

The Montana Department of Corrections is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. As such, women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process.

Background screens which may include criminal records check, child/patient/offender abuse registries, and thorough reference checks will be conducted for this position.

PRISON RAPE ELIMINATION ACT OF 2003 – Any person who has been convicted of engaging in or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse; or any person who has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity as described are not qualified for this position.

Tobacco Free - Use of all tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco products and tobacco substitutes in Department of Corrections buildings, is prohibited. In secure care facilities possession of tobacco products is also prohibited.

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: / Primary: // / The Special Needs Unit (SNU) provides 24-hour nursing coverage for the medical management of offenders. /Secondary/: The MSP Infirmary Unit provides 24-hour nursing coverage for the medical management of 1400 offenders. Medical management includes Medical management includes: initial screening/assessment, triage and appropriate referral, daily nursing care, medication administration, med-surgical, psych, urgent/emergent, continuous quality improvement, chronic care, infection control, and discharge planning. The purpose of this position is to assist in the overall patient management, direction of nursing services, staff development, and Continuious Quality Improvement. The position supervises a staff of Registered and Licensed Practical nurses, Correctional Health Care Technicians and support staff. The Assistant Director of Nursing has the authority to make decisions regarding standard operating procedures, the nursing/staff development program, as well as the authority to make most decisions which pertain to personnel utilization. Quality improvement is a process of ongoing monitoring and evaluation to assess the adequacy and appropriateness of the care provided and to institute corrective action as needed through a system of continual improvement of processes through design and redesign. The CQI program assists in reducing professional and general liability risks and minimizes poor clinical outcomes and reduce legal liabilities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS :

Registered Nurse: A college degree in Registered Nursing and licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the sate of Montana is required. A minimum of 1 year supervisory experience in a medical setting. Experience in a correctional setting is preferred.

Job: *Healthcare

Title: Assistant Director of Nursing

Location: Boulder

Requisition ID: 18142485