Nurse 1

Company State of Ohio
Location Montgomery County, OH
Update 9 Day ago
Guided by the agency's mission "To reduce recidivism among those we touch," the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is looking for a dedicated security-minded nursing professional to assume the responsibilities of a Nurse 1 .

This position shall be filled in accordance with the provisions of the SEIU/1199 Collective Bargaining Agreement. ODRC bargaining unit members have selection rights before non-bargaining unit members. All other applications will only be considered if an internal bargaining unit applicant is not selected for this position.


Provides patient care as directed, administers medication (e.g., oral intramuscular & intravenous) & monitors patient medication compliance, performs treatments, performs or assist with nurse's sick call, assist with doctor's sick call, performs or assist with nursing management of chronic care clinics, responds to emergencies providing emergency care & cardiopulmonary resuscitation; performs subjective & objective assessment of patients, collects vital signs & timely documents all findings; collects urine &/or other bodily fluid specimens, prepares patients for release or transfer to other facilities (e.g., intrasystem or out to court) by reviewing patient care, transfer summaries or release summaries; ensures discharge medication orders are completed & timely forwarded to pharmacy services; participates in work-related training & institution training exercises.

Provides assistance to other healthcare staff; investigates & documents problem areas or areas of concern, reviews shift report from preceding shift(s), assist physicians with medical procedures, assumes duties of other nurses during absences, counsels/provides education to patients regarding healthcare maintenance & prevention of disease, participates in quality assurance activities, provides training & work direction to new nurses, agency nurses, licensed practical nurses, &/or hospital aides; serves as a resource person for other healthcare & security staff regarding healthcare matters, provides orientation & training for new healthcare personnel at the direction of the Nursing Supervisor, serves as the lead clinical authority on site in the absence of the HCA, QIC, medical director &/or advanced level provider staff, participates in group programming; participates in health & wellness initiatives.

Performs administrative duties as indicated, attends meetings, schedules multidisciplinary team meetings, assumes the duties of shift charge as assigned by the HCA, making shift work assignments & adjustments as necessary performs or assist with inventory & ordering of medical supplies, assist ancillary staff as needed to ensure patient care needs are met; must conduct themselves professionally & in a law-abiding manner at all times & in accordance with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction Standards of Employee Conduct, performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications Requires current licensure as registered professional nurse in state of Ohio as issued by Board of Nursing per Section 4723.03 of Ohio Revised Code.

Major Worker Characteristics Knowledge of professional registered nursing procedures; state & federal regulations, policies & procedures related to nursing; public relations; employee training & development*; inventory control. Skill in operation of medical equipment (e.g., stethoscope, otoscope, blood pressure cuff, EKG machine). Ability to deal with some abstract but mostly concrete variables; write meaningful, concise & accurate reports; gather, collate & classify information about data, people or things; demonstrate physical fitness.

(*)Developed after employment.

Supplemental Information

Unless required by legislation or union contract, candidates can expect to be paid the minimum salary (Step 1) associated with this position.

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The final candidate selected for the position will be required to undergo a criminal background check. An individual assessment of an applicant's prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration.

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is prohibited from hiring:
  • Individuals who have engaged in sexual abuse in a prison or other confinement facility; have been civilly or administratively adjudicated, or convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, implied threats of force, or if the victim did not or was unable to consent;
  • Individuals convicted of soliciting or providing support for an act of terrorism, terrorism, or money laundering to support terrorism;
  • Individuals who have been convicted of or pled guilty to a felony where a direct correlation exists between the position and prior criminal behavior. (example: individuals convicted of a felony involving fraud, deceit, or theft from holding a position that has substantial management or control over the property of a state agency.)

**Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to the email address provided on your application. **

In order to be considered for this position, you must apply on-line. Paper applications WILL NOT be accepted. * DO NOT submit your application to the institution.
Shirley Smith
Southwest Regional Hiring Analyst
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
614-877-4345 x3325

To view instructions for submitting an online application, please click on the following link: Application Guide (Download PDF reader)

You may be required to demonstrate how you meet minimum qualifications.

Attachments to your application are not accepted for this posting and you will no longer be able to paste your resume in the application. Please be sure to provide detail in the job duty section of the application.

The final applicant selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis prior to an appointment to test for illegal drug use. The State will decline to extend a final offer of employment to any applicant with a verified positive test result. Also, an applicant with a positive test result will not be considered for any position with the State of Ohio for a period of one year. NOT APPLICABLE TO CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEES.

The Department of Rehabilitation & Correction is a tobacco-free workplace.