Lincoln CountyNorth Platte 69101
Part Time
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Corrections Health Nurse- Ptnb

Lincoln County
Part Time Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, 302 N Jeffers St, North Platte, NE 69101, United States


$5,000 Sign on Bonus

Your job in the department is to . . . 

Provide comprehensive health maintenance, preventive and primary medical care and treatment for adult inmates in a county corrections facility and for juveniles in a county juvenile corrections facility under the supervision of a local physician. This position also provides nursing care to inmates who have mental disorders during their confinement. The Corrections Health Nurse will respond to day-to-day medical issues with each inmate and respond to medical emergencies. Must be able to work in a correctional facility environment and treat inmates with respect.

Your job also involves . . .

Assisting in the operation of the health care unit and in the development, direction, coordination, and evaluation of professional nursing practices under the direction of the Sergeant. Assumes responsibility for operation of the unit in the absence of management staff.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities
Typical Qualifications

Minimum Education Level

Associates and/or Professional Certification 

Specifics: Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing; or an associate degree in nursing from an accredited school of nursing. 

Minimum Experience Level 


Specifics: Experience as a RN is not required however, 3 years’ experience as a non-licensed or licensed care giver preferred.

Compensation NoteThose with verified translation abilities are also eligible for additional incentive. 

Substitution Note: Any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the ability to perform the job.


Certification(s) required 

Specifics: Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification is required.        

Driver’s License 

Oregon Driver's License required

Specifics: Position requires use of county vehicles.

Other Licenses 

Professional License required 

Specifics: Must possess a current unencumbered license to practice nursing in the State of Oregon as a Registered Professional Nurse, in accordance with ORS 678.010 to 678.360 at the time of appointment. Must possess a valid insurable Oregon motor vehicle license with good driving record, or ability to obtain within 30 days date of hire.  

Desirable Qualifications:  

Must be knowledgeable and in compliance with PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) and HIPPA (Health Insurance Privacy and Portability Act). Must be free of conviction of a crime designated under the law where the conviction occurred as being punishable as a felony or as a crime for which a maximum term of imprisonment of more than one (1) year may be imposed; or of violating any law involving the unlawful use, possession, delivery, or manufacture of a controlled substance, narcotic, or dangerous drug. Dishonorable or undesirable discharge from the military is cause for disqualification. Must be able to pass a law enforcement background check. A psychological assessment will also be administered. Employees are required to reside within two hours of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office       

Knowledge of:

  • All areas of general healthcare services, including medical record keeping practices.
  • The principles, practices, methods and procedures of nursing as applied to primary care.
  • The uses and effects of medications, narcotics, and immunizations provided in a correctional facility; considerable knowledge of issues related to alcohol and drug abuse and psychopathology.
  • All clinical skills, including physical assessment and interpretation of lab tests.
  • Public health laws and regulations.
  • Functions and resources of private and public agencies.
  • Computer functions (i.e. email, word documents, electronic medical records, forms, spreadsheets, etc.)

Skill or ability to:

  • Exercise considerable judgment, to recognize problems outside of this role and refer appropriately.
  • Work with a diverse population from pediatrics to geriatrics and analyze health problems.
  • Utilize community resources.
  • Identify community and individual health problems and to plan and administer solutions.
  • Plan and evaluate for a wide variety of health issues.
  • Administer medications and immunizations.
  • Interpret and apply written policies, procedures, protocols, directives, and guidelines.
  • Establish and maintain accurate, legible and complete records of patient care, including chart documentation, objective data collection, treatment provided, evaluation of treatment effectiveness, patient education provided.
  • Learn new information quickly and adapt to changing situations.
  • Provide professional nursing care independently and courteously meet and deal with patients.
  • Communicate clearly both orally and in writing at a highly skilled level. 
  • Prioritize work within the Corrections Health Service office to meet numerous deadlines.
  • Function as a member of the healthcare team to collaborate in the development, implementation and evaluation of integrated client-centered plans of care. 
  • Carry out physicians/dentists/nurse practitioners, and physicians’ assistant orders.
  • Act in a professional manner and to understand and commit to a professional code of ethics. Establishes and maintains positive and professional working relationships with management, coworkers, customers, medical facilities and other agencies. As well as, develop and maintain effective working relationships with staff, supervisors, the public, and professionals in related disciplines.
  • Organize, plan and prioritize work to complete within required time frames and to follow-up on pending issues. 
  • Maintain the confidentiality of privileged information including confidentiality of records as well as deal with sensitive issues, such as HIV testing and counseling, pregnancy testing and counseling.
  • Prioritize work within the Corrections Health Service office to meet numerous deadlines.
  • Interact with others, be aware of safety and security issues, be cognizant of surroundings and possible dangerous situations, and perform mobility requirements of the position.
  • Respond to medical emergencies in a potentially hazardous and life-threatening environment.
  • Perform multiple tasks simultaneously and thrive in dynamic fast-paced environments and under pressure.
  • Work alone in satellite offices. 
  • Prepare information for and testify in court cases.
  • Maintain awareness of safety regulations and procedures at all times. And the ability to work with inmates.
  • Identifies medical needs of Medication Assisted Treatment clients and reports these to the Facility Physician.
  • Convey information, ideas, and facts both orally and in writing to supervisors, colleagues, and individuals, inside and outside the County, using language and a format the audience will best understand.   
  • Utilize computers and other technology to communicate in written and verbal forms (e.g., word processing, texts, emails, spreadsheets, department-specific software).
  • Effectively relate well with others, including supervisors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the County.  Exhibit a professional manner in dealing with others and working to maintain constructive working relationships.  
  • Take personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work.  Show up to work on time, and follows instructions, policies, and procedures.  Meet productivity standards, deadlines, and work schedules.