Director of Nursing

St. Marys, West Virginia   |     Regular Full Time    |     Job ID:19878


Wexford Health

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POSITION:           Director of Nursing
SCHEDULE:         Full-Time / 40 hours / 8a-4:30p with on-call rotation
FACILITY:             St Marys Correctional Center
LOCATION:          St Marys, WV
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
A professional nurse registered in the state of assignment with experience in practice of nursing and possessing advanced studies and expertise in administration of nursing services.  The Director of Nursing has the authority, responsibility and accountability for structuring, comprehensive planning and implementing the Nursing Services Program that guides the delivery of a quality health care program.
  • Receives and reviews daily outpatient and infirmary reports.
  • Participates in planning, priority setting and the development of policies and procedures for health care activities that are in compliance with contractual requirements, Department of Corrections, and national standards.
  • Directs planning, priority setting and the development of policies and procedures for the Division of Nursing Services that comply with contractual requirements, Department of Corrections and national standards.
  • Coordinates and monitors orientation, in-services and continuing education within the Division of Nursing Services.
  • Coordinates the development, provision and evaluation of patient care according to the standards of quality care.
  • Conducts recruitment/retention efforts for the division of Nursing Services.
  • Participates in the development and administration of a budget for Nursing Services.
  • Chairs and Infection Control Committee; develops and implements procedures, audits and nursing in-services.
  • Prepares and submits monthly reports to the Health Care Unit Administrator.
  • Conducts regular meetings with nursing staff.
  • Acts as administrator on call for nursing emergencies or nursing staff needs.
  • Responsible for coordinating and providing clinical orientation and nursing in-service training.
  • Member of the Utilization Review Committee and Quality Assurance Committee.
  • Develops and maintains staff schedule for Division of Nursing Service in accordance with contract terms of nursing coverage.  Responsible for making changes in time schedules, and granting special requests for time off, if applicable.
  • Develops, implements and evaluates the philosophy, goals and objectives.
  • Ensures the practice of nursing is consistent with current standards, and is responsible for level of care.
  • Serves as representative for, and/or liaison between, Nursing services and other health care providers, as well as Health Care Unit Administrator, and coordinates patient care with other departments.
  • Provides guidance to the nursing staff in patient care problems; delegates responsibility within the scope of the employee’s abilities.
  • Remains visible and is responsive to all medical disciplines.
  • Supports and participates in evaluation designed to improve work conditions and patient care.  Evaluates employees’ performance, and maintains accurate care.
  • Participates in, and maintains good relationship with community organizations.
  • Keeps abreast and follows through on incidents occurring on all shifts.
  • Available for conferences on all shifts.
  • Counsels nursing personnel in following established protocols.
  • Reports all communicable diseases to the local/state health authorities.
  • Reviews all discrepancies in sharps and tool counts, investigates, reconciles and forwards written findings to the Health Care Unit Administrator.
  • Review all mediation errors, and forwards written findings to the Health Care Unit Administrator.
  • Prepares and submits monthly reports to the Health Care Unit Administrator.
  • Responds to applicable grievances, and submits to project director.
  • Assesses established policies, and reviews policies as needed.
  • Submits monthly report of audits:
    • Outpatient Services.
    • Medication Usage
    • Family Emergency Room Visits.
    • Inmate Injury Reports
    • Inmate Heart Attacks
    • Newly Diagnosed Cancer Cases

The following requirements list the minimum to qualify. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.
LICENSURE: Current State 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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