Institution Registered Nurse - Health Services Nurse (OYA18-0055oc)

Posted on Nov 14, 2018 by Oregon Youth Authority

Grants Pass, OR 97526
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Announcement: OYA18-0055oc - Grants Pass

Are you a Registered Nurse looking for your next rewarding opportunity?

Consider joining our Health Services division and help us as we operate under the principle that youth need to be healthy in mind and body in order to actively participate in reformation programs. Join our team today!

The Health Services Clinic Nurse promotes and maintains the physical and mental health of the youth in custody committed to an OYA youth correctional facility. This position is responsible for the provision of comprehensive health care services to youth. This position assumes primary responsibility for direct professional nursing care to youth in custody having physical and mental health complaints and develops nursing care plans.

A little about us:
The mission of OYA is to protect the public and reduce crime by holding youth offenders accountable and providing opportunities for reformation in safe environments. OYA's core values are integrity, professionalism, accountability, and respect which provide the foundation of the decisions, actions, and practices that make up the agency's daily work. These core values guide and inform all that agency staff do to protect the public safety, reduce crime, hold youth offenders accountable, aid in their reformation, and keep them safe.

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Additional Details:
This position is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU/OPEU).

This posting will be used to fill one full-time position and one part-time position at the Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility. This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies as they occur.

This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our first application screening in scheduled for June 20, 2018 but we may close the announcement at any time when we have received an adequate number of applications. We cannot guarantee that we will consider applications received after the first screening date. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.

Duties & Responsibilities
Duties that require direct involvement with youth:

  • Holds daily sick-call and as-needed evaluations.
  • Performs comprehensive observations and assesses youth's mental and physical condition. Develops nursing care plans when appropriate.
  • Initiates appropriate treatment according to current medical and nursing treatment plans of care.
  • Performs admission screening according to standard procedure.
  • Evaluates youth returning from unauthorized absence and parole violations according to standard procedure.
  • Provides emergency and first aid evaluations and treatment, as required, sustaining vital functions. Refers patients to appropriate emergency provider.
  • Assists medical, dental, psychiatric, and psychological providers with examination and reports.
  • Performs destruction of unused or outdated medication
  • Performs discharge planning functions to ensure continuity of care. Ensures youth is educated regarding health conditions, health care needs and medication prior to discharge.
Provides routine health care as required:
  • Initiates appropriate health care intervention according to health care priorities identified in procedure and standing order protocol.
  • Carries out physician/dentist/nurse practitioner orders, ensuring they are appropriate, by observation and feedback from staff members, youth and youth's family. Evaluates effectiveness of care and adjusts accordingly while being consistent with best practices of the nursing profession.
  • Collects laboratory specimens and samples for testing and analysis.
  • Administers routine blood draws.
  • Provides health care-related patient education.
  • Coordinates youth health care by scheduling services for on-site and community-based services.
Recordkeeping and Clinic Management Duties:
  • Maintains accurate, legible and complete records of patient care including chart documentation, objective data collection, treatment provided, evaluation of treatment effectiveness, patient education provided, and the writing of nursing care plans.
  • Maintains records security and confidentiality as per Oregon Revised Statutes.
  • Enters essential youth-related health information into Juvenile Justice Information System (JJIS).
  • Maintains appointment schedules for health care providers.
Working Conditions:
Staff will be in daily contact with youth in custody who may exhibit hostile, assaultive behavior. This position is located in a close custody facility which requires, as a primary responsibility, strict adherence by each employee to security measures at all times to assure the custody, control and supervision of youth in custody. May need to physically restrain youths and may be subject to hostage situation.

Requires working shift work in a 24-hour, 7-day a week operation, with night shifts, weekends, holidays, and overtime as required.
Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills
Minimum Qualifications:
Possess a valid Oregon Registered Professional Nurse's License at the time of appointment.

Preferred Attributes: We may show preference to candidates whose application materials demonstrate the following.

  • Ability to build strong working relationships and works well in a variety of situations with different people.
  • Ability to coordinate across multiple program areas with competing demands and priorities.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete work assignments within specified deadlines.
  • Knowledge of medical ethics.
  • Ability to use software programs.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
Additional Information
We appreciate your interest in this position. To apply, please follow these steps.

  1. Complete the application. We will not accept a resume or position description in place of a completed application. There is no need to attach a resume or cover letter to your application. Because of the volume of applications we receive, we do not review any attachments that we do not ask for.
  2. The work experience and/or education section of your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet all of the minimum and special qualifications listed above. If it does not, we are required to disqualify it.
  3. Complete the supplemental questions.
Caution: If you fail to follow these instructions, we will have to disqualify your application. We cannot consider incomplete or late applications.

Pre-employment Checks:
We will conduct criminal background checks on final candidates including current OYA employees. All applicants are subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as driver license, fingerprint based on criminal records check, pre-employment drug screening and/or education verification as required for the position.

OYA is responsible for complying with the Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA 42 U.S.C. 1997). PREA prohibits the Oregon Youth Authority from hiring, promoting, or contracting with anyone (that will have direct contact with residents) who has engaged in, been convicted of, or been civilly or administratively adjudicated for engaging in sexual abuse in confinement settings. For more information regarding PREA please visit:

This standard requires OYA to conduct criminal background checks, conduct a check of the state's child abuse registry, and made its best efforts to contact prior institutional employers to obtain this information.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) requires correctional organizations to ensure that their employees are Tuberculosis (TB) free. All OYA employees are required to submit to a two-step TB test which is currently the requirement of the CDC to establish a TB free "base line." Rather than OYA conducting the test, employees may choose to work with their personal health care providers to provide the agency with medical documentation that demonstrates that they are TB free. If offered employment and you accept, OYA will offer you the TB testing, and if you refuse, OYA will require the necessary documentation from your personal health care provider as a condition of employment.

Veteran's Points:
Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. To receive preference, veterans must attach appropriate documentation as outlined by the Department of Administrative Services at the following website: Veterans Resources . Please title your DD214 like this, "[Your Last Name], DD214" and your disability letter "[Your Last Name] Disability Letter." Veterans may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-(see application details).
Note: DD214 member 1 copies do not contain character of service and cannot be used to verify veterans' preference eligibility. Please attach DD214 member 2 or 4.

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