Director of Nursing (DON) - Registered Nurse (RN)
Company: PrimeCare Medical, Inc.
Posted on: August 7, 2022
Correctional Medicine opening in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This
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PrimeCare Medical is currently looking for a -Registered Nurse (RN)
-to work as the -Director of Nursing (DON) in the medical
department at the Dauphin County Prison in Harrisburg PA. In this
role the DON manages and evaluates nursing care delivery in
accordance with PrimeCare Medical (PCM) philosophy, goals, and
objectives. The DON also ensures that nursing practice complies
with established nursing standards. -
--- Report to and meet with Health Services Administrator and
Medical Director on a regular basis.
--- Prepare reports as required. Maintain a professional nursing
attitude at all times.
--- Maintain a professional working relationship with facility
staff, unit staff, contracted providers, outside service providers
and Corporate Staff.
--- Is tactful and diplomatic at all times.
--- Functions as a role model for nursing staff.
--- Make use of established Corporate and Facility policies and
procedures in decision-making.
--- Must use factual data and sound independent judgment in meeting
the responsibilities and performing the duties of this
--- Interpret and ensure compliance with established standards of
PCM and NCCHC/ACA.
--- Orient, supervise and evaluate performance of nursing personnel
(in collaboration with Health Services Administrator).
--- Final approvals must be received from Corporate staff.
--- Assign and direct nursing staff.
--- Develop and monitor work schedules and provides coverage with
appropriate staff to maintain adequate staffing levels.
--- Maintain accurate records of all controlled substances,
narcotics, and sharps in accordance with applicable state and
--- Provide health counseling to inmates/patients.
--- Conduct sick call for inmates/patients and provide provisional
diagnosis and treatment for selected minor illness and injuries
defined by written protocol approved by PCM Medical Director.
--- Refer all cases not covered by written protocol that do not
respond to treatment to an appropriate PCM Physician.
--- Receive and give inter-shift report to ensure continuity of
care and to disseminate pertinent information necessary to the
functioning of the on-coming shift. Observe, report, and document
symptoms, reactions, and progress of inmates/patients and formulate
a plan of nursing care.
--- Review, evaluate and coordinate planning for future admissions,
participates in pre-release planning with other members of the
--- Collect complete on-going data to determine nursing care
--- Monitor nursing care which promotes, maintains, and restores
the well being of inmates/patients.
--- Perform all aspects of general and specialized nursing care
principles and techniques in the care and treatment of the ill
inmate/patient within the facility.
--- Assist physicians during performance of physical examinations
and physician visits.
--- Perform initial inmate/patient physical assessment (intake
screening) according to established written protocol.
PrimeCare believes in offering a competitive compensation and
benefits package to their employees. Standard benefits for
full-time employees include Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and
Disability options, Generous PTO, 401k with match, and a Tuition
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