Director of Nursing

Los Lunas, New Mexico   |     Regular Full Time    |     Job ID:19203


Wexford Health

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POSITION:           Director of Nursing
SCHEDULE:         Full-Time
FACILITY:             Central New Mexico Correctional Facility
LOCATION:          Los Lunas, NM

$10,000 Sign on bonus!!!

A Job Should be MORE than just a paycheck.
Wexford Health Sources, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest correctional health care providers.  Over the past 30 years, our team of dedicated clinical professionals has helped literally millions of justice-involved patients receive life-changing medical and mental health services.
The majority of our patients come from marginalized or impoverished backgrounds.  In many cases, our doctors, nurses, and behavioral health professionals represent the patient’s first experience with quality, compassionate health care.
We heal and rehabilitate thousands of incarcerated patients every day.
When you join Wexford Health, you do more than just further your career.
You also become part of a team-a family-whose mission is to care for patients that cannot care for themselves.
You change lives.
You make a difference.
If you are looking for a position that empowers you to do MORE… then look at Wexford Health.
Wexford Health offers a competitive benefits package including:
  • Performance check-ins with annual merit increase
  • Generous paid-time off program that combines vacation and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Comprehensive health insurance through BlueCross BlueShield
  • Dental and Vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement saving plan
  • Company-paid short-term disability
  • Healthcare and dependent care spending account
  • Continuing education options


  • The Director of Nursing (DON) is responsible for and accountability for structuring, comprehensive planning and implementing the Nursing Services Program that guides the delivery of a quality health care program. 
  • Participates and/or directs planning, priority setting and the development of policies and procedures for health care activities that are in compliance with contractual requirements, client, and national standards.
  • Coordinate and monitor orientation, in-services and continuing education within Nursing Services.  Responsible for coordinating and providing clinical orientation and nursing in-service training.
  • Coordinates the development, provision and evaluation of patient care according to the standards of quality care.
  • Participates in and chairs the Utilization Review Committee, Quality Assurance Committee and Infection Control Committee; develops and implements procedures, audits and nursing in-services.
  • Receives and reviews daily outpatient and infirmary reports.  Submits all required reports on a timely basis.
  • Conducts regular meetings with nursing staff and ensures the practice of nursing is consistent with current standards.
  • Acts as administrator on call for nursing emergencies or nursing staff needs.
  • Develops and maintains staff schedule for Nursing Services in accordance with contract terms of nursing coverage. Responsible for making changes in time schedules, and granting special requests for time off, if applicable
  • Serves as representative for, and/or liaison between, Nursing services and other health care providers, as well as Health Services Administrator, and coordinates patient care with other departments.
  • Keeps abreast and follows through on incidents occurring on all shifts.
  • Reviews all discrepancies in sharps and tool counts, investigates, reconciles and forwards written findings to the Health Services Administrator.
  • Review all mediation errors, and forwards written findings to the Health Services Administrator.

The following requirements list the minimum to qualify. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.
LICENSURE: Current New Mexico Registered Nursing License

CERTIFICATION: Current CPR Certification
EDUCATION: Graduate of nursing school required; BSN preferred
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:  3 years of experience in a supervisory/leadership nursing role preferred; 2 years of administrative and/or correctional nursing experience can be substituted for BSN.




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