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Registered Nurse | Sozo Healthcare

Farmville, VA

Job Type:

Yearly Salary Range:

Full Time; Part Time; PRN

Hiring Bonus:

$67,000 - $93,000 per year


About the Position

Provide holistic nursing care to patients in a correctional setting.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assess physical, psychological and social dimensions of patients; obtain health history and provide a written assessment of patients upon admission.

  2. During confinement, and upon discharge; document and communicate triage decision to appropriate health care provider.

  3. Develop individual nursing care plan using nursing assessment protocols in consultation with health care providers.

  4. According to physician orders implement medical care plans to include diagnostic tests, EKGs, etc.

  5. Administer medications using proper techniques, procedures and approved routes of administration; nutrition and therapeutic diet plans.

  6. Assist physician in medical or minor surgical procedures as necessary.

  7. Provide and monitor direct patient care.

  8. Document nursing encounters utilizing the Problem Oriented Medical Records (POMR) form of charting.

  9. Maintain accountability of all controlled substances and prescription medications according to federal and state laws, and organizational regulations.

  10. Coordinate with medial, dental, mental and ancillary personnel as required to ensure continuity of care.

  11. Follow established policies, procedures, continuous quality improvement and safety, environmental and infection control standards.

  12. Will adhere to Sozo’s Standards of Professional Conduct, and will incorporate and/or be supportive of Sozo’s core values, mission, and vision!

  13. Respond to requests from Security Staff as well as Sozo Staff in accordance with Sozo and Facility Guidelines.  This includes following the rules and regulations for employee conduct/behavior and chain of command set forth by the command staff at all times while working within the detention/correctional facility.

  14. Perform additional duties as assigned.

Skills, Knowledge, and Required Abilities:

  • Ability to follow policies and procedures and adhere to regulatory standards.

  •  Skill in current nursing practices.

  • Knowledge of clinical operations and procedures.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

  • Ability to maintain quality, safety and infection control standards.

  • Skill in written and verbal communication.

  • Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements.

Educational and Experience Requirements:

  • Current state license as a Registered Nurse

  • Current CPR certification from American Heart Association (AHA), American Red Cross (ARC) or American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) 

  • One Year prior experience

  • Other relevant professional experiences or educational backgrounds will be considered as deemed appropriate. However, when licensure is required by local, state, federal or contractual guidelines, we will not alter our position on those requirements.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

  • Work is performed in a clinical setting

  • Considerable physical activity.

  • Work environment involves exposure to conditions such as fumes, noxious odors, dust, mists and gases; contagious or infectious diseases or hazardous chemicals and potentially dangerous situations that may require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.

Additonal Information

We are an ACA accredited facility. We are committed to excellence throughout our organization and strive to provide a positive, safe and professional work environment.

Applicant must be:

18 yrs. or older

Have a High School diploma or equivalent

Able to pass mandatory federal background investigation which includes but is not limited to:  Fingerprinting, Drug Testing, Credit and Criminal History, Character Associations, Past Employment History.

Abyon provides an excellent benefits package that includes 401k, Medical/Dental/ Vision care, Holiday Pay, Leave Pay and several other benefit options.

“EEO/M/F/Disabled/Veteran Employer”

At-will statement:

The provisions of this employment application are not intended to create contractual obligations concerning any matters it covers. Nor is this application for employment intended to create a contract guaranteeing that you will be employed for any specific time period. Abyon is an at-will employer. This means that regardless of any provisions in this employment application, either you or Abyon may terminate the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, or no reason, and with or without notice. Nothing in this employment application or any document or statement, written or oral, shall limit the right to terminate employment at-will. No officer, employee, or representative of Abyon is authorized to enter into an agreement- expressed or implied- with any employee for employment for a specified period of time unless such an agreement is in a written contract signed by the Director of Abyon.

Anti-Discrimination Statement:

Abyon subscribes to the equal employment opportunity requirements of federal laws, regulations and executive orders, as well as the laws of the states and municipalities in which we conduct business.

Abyon is committed to equal treatment of all employees and prospective employees and to affirmative action to ensure such treatment. It is the policy of Abyon to ensure equal opportunity to all employees and applicants in all employment matters including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, placement, compensation, training, promotion, and separation. In these and all activities, Abyon does not discriminate against any qualified individual because of sex, age, race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, sexual preference, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic.

As part of the company’s equal employment opportunity policy, Abyon will also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and executive orders to ensure that minorities, women, protected veterans, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.

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