Registered Nurse - Eastern Oregon Correction Institution

Registered Nurse - Eastern Oregon Correction Institution
Registered Nurse - Eastern Oregon Correction Institution
$62,196.00 - $90,048.00 Annually
Pendleton, OR
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7/31/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
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The posting was updated 6/14/2018.
This institution qualifies for the Health Provider Service Area Program
and the Nurse Corp Loan Repayment Program
This position is with the Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC) Health Services program.
The purpose of this program is to provide health care to inmates at Department of Corrections' institution located in Pendleton, Oregon.
There are currently multiple Full Time Registered Nurse positions, and one Limited Duration Float Pool, On-Call position. These positions are located at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution in Pendleton and represented by American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution (EOCI); Pendleton encloses 53 acres and has a capacity of 1,697 inmates in medium security units. Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution is a medium security prison located in Pendleton Oregon. It currently holds around 1,700 inmates. EOCI is comprised of 19 housing units that hold the general population. 596 offenders are held in a dormitory style setting, 897 inmates are held in multi occupancy cells and 99 offenders can be held in single cells which are used for disciplinary segregation. Blue Mountain Community College provides academic education to inmates at this prison, and helps offenders earn a GED during their incarceration.
Programs offered to inmates at EOCI, include:
+ Behavioral Health Services: Mental Health case management, group and individual counseling, crisis intervention, day treatment, mental health housing, and HIV/Hep C pre-post testing and education.
+ Religious Services offers many programs to help inmates while incarcerated. Some of the programs offered are Anger Management, Making Peace With Your Past, Search for Significance and the Purpose Driven Life. These programs are all voluntary, faith-based and may be accessed by all inmates.
EOCI is the state?s only facility where the internationally-recognized "Prison Blues " line of blue denim clothing is manufactured. The garment factory is one of two prison industries programs operating at the facility. The prison?s commercial laundry cleans clothing and other items for EOCI and Snake River Correctional Institution, in addition to Pendleton?s local high school, the city?s fire department, the Pendleton Convention Center, and Krusteaz Flour Mill. Other inmate work opportunities include: food service, clerical, and facility maintenance.
The Creative Arts program includes wood working and cast iron projects. The program provides meaningful work learning essential job skills in a realistic work environment that is designed to improve an inmate?s chance of getting a job and becoming a productive citizen upon release to the community. The program is completely self-funded. The staff and inmate continue to explore unique ideas for creative arts projects and in doing so the program is now assisting other state agencies in development of their wood working programs.
Benefits: The State of Oregon provides a generous benefit package, which includes family health and dental insurance, optional short and long-term disability and term life insurance ? all of which can be tailored to individual needs. Also provided are fully paid retirement program, modest life insurance policy, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave.
In addition to the salary listed, department nurses receive a 4.75% differential if they possess a Bachelor's degree in Nursing or a 9.5% differential for a Master's degree.
These positions are eligible for Police & Fire benefits through PERS, as defined by statute. Benefits are limited to the Director, employees of the DOC facilities used to incarcerate adults, and parole and probation officers. This benefit will be discussed with you at time of hire.
Duties & Responsibilities
The employees in these positions provide nursing care to inmates during confinement at state correctional institutions. They assist the Medical Services Manager in the operation of the health care unit at the institution in the development, direction, coordination, and evaluation of professional nursing practices, and by assuming responsibility for the operation of the unit in the absence of management staff. Major duties:
+ assess inmates' physical and emotional condition during sick call, ambulatory care clinics, and infirmary rounds;
+ collaborate with other members of the interdisciplinary health care team to develop a comprehensive plan of care and maintain continuity of treatment; develop treatment and nursing care plans on inmates with chronic medical problems; administer medical and nursing treatment plans including medications, treatments, dressings, monitoring and evaluating vital signs, IV's, traction, and assisting with minor surgery;
+ evaluate and carry out physicians/dentists/nurse practitioner orders; check allergies, dosages, intended effects of medication, side effects, and drug interactions; initiate appropriate intervention according to health care priorities identified in procedure and standing order protocol; coordinate health care received by inmates by scheduling services for on-site and community-based services in conjunction with other institution activities;
+ evaluate and monitor medical supplies to ensure availability of appropriate supplies, accurate accounting and secure storage, including maintenance of narcotic, needle and syringe counts; evaluate new and replacement medical equipment, operate equipment necessary for the provision of patient care, and monitor equipment used in the health care area and take steps to repair or replace equipment to ensure it is working properly. maintain accurate, legible and complete records of patient care including chart documentation, objective data collection, treatment provided, evaluation of treatment effectiveness, patient education provided, and writing nursing care plans and interdisciplinary treatment plans; and
+ direct subordinate health care staff assigned to a patient care area or shift to ensure that assigned duties are consistent with the employee's skills, training, and licensure or certification; ensure job performance is consistent with written and verbal instructions and that the staffing mix will meet the operational priorities of the program; ensure that practice is consistent with state licensure laws, administrative rules, policies and procedures; report practice deviations to immediate supervisor and participate in corrective action, if necessary.
Working Conditions
+ requires working independently with little or no supervision;
+ must have the ability to work any or all of the seven days of the week, including but not limited to, Saturdays or Sundays or both; and work any shift of the day, including, but not limited to, swing, graveyard, or day;
+ requires contact with inmates, who may become violent, in a prison setting;
+ requires mandatory double shifts occasionally;
+ requires walking or standing for long periods;
+ requires climbing stairs;
+ may require limited exertion resulting from patient care;
+ are exposed to chemicals, radiation, communicable diseases, or other hazards inherent in a health care and correctional setting; and
+ may require occasional local or in-state travel for training or meetings.
Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills
You must have, or have the ability to obtain:
+ a current unencumbered Registered Nurse license issued by the Oregon State Board of Nursing by the date of appointment
NOTE: Licenses are verified using online verification systems, by state. If a public disciplinary record is found through the verification process, applications may be held for further review. Each disciplinary record is reviewed on a case-by-case basis and may affect the status of your application, depending on the outcome of the review process.
The work experience section of the NEOGOV application must clearly show that you meet the minimum qualifications of the position or your application may be rejected.
A resume will not substitute for completing the work experience section of your application.
Additional Information
Only complete applications will be considered. Be sure to answer all supplemental questions and attach all required documents.
You must have a valid e-mail address to apply for jobs with the Oregon Department of Corrections. All communication regarding your application and status will be done by e-mail.
Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC) complies with the Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). PREA prohibits ODOC from hiring, or promoting anyone who has engaged in, been convicted of, or been civilly or administratively adjudicated for engaging in sexual abuse in Institution settings. These include a jail, prison, or other correctional facility (including juvenile corrections).
This standard requires ODOC to conduct background checks on all applicants considered for employment or promotion to consider any incidents of substantiated allegations of sexual abuse or sexual harassment in determining whether to hire or promote anyone who may have contact with inmates. For more information regarding PREA please visit: http://nicic.gov/PREA
Application Reference Number: DOC18-03931
If you have application login problems, get an error message during the application process, or are experiencing other technical (computer related) difficulties, please call the NEOGOV help line for assistance at 1-855-524-5627. You can also e-mail NEOGOV? for support at support@governmentjobs.com. You can use this e-mail address to report a variety of applicant issues; login, attaching documents, web browser, etc. Remember when submitting an applicant issue through this e-mail address please make sure to include your name, if you have an applicant ID, a valid contact number, the issue, and if possible a time when your are available to be contacted.
Veterans Preference Points are awarded to eligible veterans seeking employment with
provide appropriate documentation to qualify for these additional preference points and must submit the documentation with each application. The DD215 must accompany the DD214 that was modified. Only DD214 Member Copy 4, Service Copy 2 and Service Copy 3 are accepted to verify character of service. Other copies will not be accepted and points will not be awarded.
Based on Oregon Statute 408.225(1)(f) defines a veteran as a person who:
Served on active duty with the Armed Forces of the United States:
+ For a period of more than 90 consecutive days before January 31, 1955 and was discharged under honorable conditions (Honorable, General, or Under Honorable Conditions);
+ For a period of more than 178 consecutive days beginning after January 31, 1955 and was discharged under honorable conditions;
+ For 178 days or less and was discharged under honorable conditions because of a service-connected disability;
+ For 178 days or less and was discharged under honorable conditions and has a disability rating from the USDVA; OR
+ For at least one day in a combat zone and was discharged under honorable conditions;
+ Received a combat or campaign ribbon or an expeditionary medal for service in the Armed Forces of the United States and was discharged under honorable.
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The following information describes typical benefits available for employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position or be prorated for other than full time work.
Core Benefits
+ Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans with premiums currently covered in full for both employees and dependents
+ Fully paid employee basic life insurance coverage at $5,000
Optional Insurance Benefits
+ Group-based premiums for optional life (employee, spouse or domestic partner and dependent)
+ Long-term and short-term disability
+ Accidental Death and Dismemberment
+ Optional long-term care insurance available for self and eligible family members
Flexible Spending Accounts
+ Option to enroll in pre-tax flexible spending accounts for health care or dependent day care
Retirement Benefits
+ Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)
+ Six percent employer paid contribution into a defined contribution program
+ Employer contribution into a defined benefit program
+ Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options
Paid Leaves & Other Benefits
+ Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per month with no maximum accumulation
+ Vacation leave earned at a minimum rate of 8 hours per month with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments
+ 24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year
+ Nine paid holidays a year
+ Innovative Employee Assistance Programthat offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources
Dept. of Corrections represented employees receive 8 personal business hours that are converted to vacation hours.

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