Director of Nursing

Belleville, Illinois   |     Regular Full Time    |     Job ID:19351


Wexford Health

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POSITION:           Director of Nursing
SCHEDULE:         Full-Time
FACILITY:             St. Clair County Jail
LOCATION:          Belleville, IL
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
The Director of Nursing will work side-by-side with the Site Manager to effectively and efficiently managing the institution’s overall health care delivery system and monitoring all health service contract activities; consults with the Regional Manager or designee regarding routine institutional issues of an administrative nature, and discusses issues of a complex or unusual clinical nature involving patient management with clinical leadership.
  • Act as a liaison between Health Services and the institutional administration, department heads, subordinates, as well as with the Pittsburgh Office.
    • Develop and implement institutional directives and procedures to comply with administrative directives of the facility.
    • Conduct department health and staff meetings (MAC meetings, CQI meetings, etc.) and attend facility meetings and training as required.
    • Direct orientation to the facility, the institution, and in-service educational programs for health service staff, to comply with the facilities’, ACA, and NCCHC standards, as applicable.
  • Supervise department heads in the resolution of health care unit personnel issues or complaints, and/or directly intervening in problem areas to ensure prompt resolution involving the institutional administration, contractor, if applicable, or Pittsburgh office personnel as necessary.
  • Supervise department heads in the operations of pharmacy, medical records, nursing, lab, x-ray, etc.
  • Provide for the routine meetings and functions required by administrative directives, including Quality Assurance, Chronic Clinics, Pharmacy and Therapeutics, and Health Care Unit staff meetings.  Submit meeting minutes to Regional Manager.
  • Coordinate and monitor preparation of the institutional health services budget with the Regional Manager.
  • Supervise requisition of supplies and equipment to ensure appropriate usage and availability; and maintain property and equipment control records as required.
  • Approve monthly statistical reports and ensure timely submission; complete all necessary reports on a timely basis.
  • Ensure the confidential maintenance and safekeeping of all medical records and information to comply with HIPAA regulations.
  • Coordinate the review and approval of all facility health-related billings (AIDS, chronic dialysis treatments, autopsies, etc.)
  • Perform administrative employee relations functions to include: supervision of performance, recruitment and selection, developing job descriptions, conducting performance reviews, implement corrective action and individual development plans, scheduling and approving PTO, etc.
  • Supervise scheduling of patients for outside appointments.  Review initial hospital specialty referrals with the Medical Director to ensure appropriateness and oversee interactions with medical specialists.

The following requirements list the minimum to qualify. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.
LICENSURE: Current, unrestricted Illinois Registered Nurse 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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