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Registered Nurse - Oregon State Penitentiary
SALEM OR 97309
Category: Other
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Registered Nurse - Oregon State Penitentiary
Registered Nurse - Oregon State Penitentiary



Registered Nurse - Oregon State Penitentiary


$61,584.00 - $89,160.00 Annually


Salem, OR

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6/18/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

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These positions are with the Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC) with the Health Services program.

The purpose of this program is to provide health care to inmates at Department of Corrections' institutions located in Salem. Oregon State Penitentiary currently has One Full-Time and one Part-Time Registered Nurse position available.

In addition to the salary listed, department nurses receive a 4.75% differential if they possess a Bachelor's degree in Nursing or a 9.5% differential for a Master's degree.

These positions are eligible for Police & Fire (P&F) benefits through PERS, as defined by statute. P&F benefits are limited to the Director, employees of the DOC facilities used to incarcerate adults, and parole and probation officers. This benefit will be discussed with you at time of hire.

Oregon State Penitentiary (OSP) in Salem encloses 194.4 acres and has a capacity for 2,194 inmates in a maximum security facility. Special housing consists of:

+ Disciplinary Segregation Unit (DSU)

+ Death Row

+ Mental Health Housing

+ Intermediate Care Housing and Behavioral Health Unit

+ Infirmary/hospice with 24-hour nursing care

The Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem has 11 clubs and 5 special interest groups. These groups focus on family events, athletic endeavors, cultural recognition and self-improvement learning opportunities. The mission of the OSP Activities section is to offer personal learning and growth experiences for adults in custody, allow opportunities for charitable donations to community organizations, develop skills to help prepare for transition into the community and also to improve the lives of those incarcerated. This position is represented by the Association of Oregon Corrections Employees (AOCE).

Benefits: The State of Oregon provides a generous benefit package, which includes family health and dental insurance, optional short and long-term disability and term life insurance - all of which can be tailored to individual needs. Also provided are fully paid retirement program, modest life insurance policy, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave.

Duties & Responsibilities

The employees in these positions provide nursing care to inmates during confinement at state correctional institutions. They assist the Medical Services Manager in the operation of the health care unit at the institution in the development, direction, coordination, and evaluation of professional nursing practices, and by assuming responsibility for the operation of the unit in the absence of management staff. Major duties:

+ assess inmates' physical and emotional condition during sick call, ambulatory care clinics, and infirmary rounds;

+ collaborate with other members of the interdisciplinary health care team to develop a comprehensive plan of care and maintain continuity of treatment; develop treatment and nursing care plans on inmates with chronic medical problems; administer medical and nursing treatment plans including medications, treatments, dressings, monitoring and evaluating vital signs, IV's, traction, and assisting with minor surgery;

+ evaluate and carry out physicians/dentists/nurse practitioner orders; check allergies, dosages, intended effects of medication, side effects, and drug interactions; initiate appropriate intervention according to health care priorities identified in procedure and standing order protocol; coordinate health care received by inmates by scheduling services for on-site and community-based services in conjunction with other institution activities;

+ evaluate and monitor medical supplies to ensure availability of appropriate supplies, accurate accounting and secure storage, including maintenance of narcotic, needle and syringe counts; evaluate new and replacement medical equipment, operate equipment necessary for the provision of patient care, and monitor equipment used in the health care area and take steps to repair or replace equipment to ensure it is working properly. maintain accurate, legible and complete records of patient care including chart documentation, objective data collection, treatment provided, evaluation of treatment effectiveness, patient education provided, and writing nursing care plans and interdisciplinary treatment plans; and

+ direct subordinate health care staff assigned to a patient care area or shift to ensure that assigned duties are consistent with the employee's skills, training, and licensure or certification; ensure job performance is consistent with written and verbal instructions and that the staffing mix will meet the operational priorities of the program; ensure that practice is consistent with state licensure laws, administrative rules, policies and procedures; report practice deviations to immediate supervisor and participate in corrective action, if necessary.

Working Conditions

+ requires working independently with little or no supervision;

+ must have the ability to work any or all of the seven days of the week, including but not limited to, Saturdays or Sundays or both; and work any shift of the day, including, but not limited to, swing, graveyard, or day;

+ requires contact with inmates, who may become violent, in a prison setting;

+ requires mandatory double shifts occasionally;

+ requires walking or standing for long periods;

+ requires climbing stairs;

+ may require limited exertion resulting from patient care;

+ are exposed to chemicals, radiation, communicable diseases, or other hazards inherent in a health care and correctional setting; and

+ may require occasional local or in-state travel for training or meetings.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills

You must have, or have the ability to obtain:

+ a current unencumbered Registered Nurse license issued by the Oregon State Board of Nursing by the date of appointment

NOTE: Licenses are verified using online verification systems, by state. If a public disciplinary record is found through the verification process, applications may be held for further review. Each disciplinary record is reviewed on a case-by-case basis and may affect the status of your application, depending on the outcome of the review process.

The work experience section of the NEOGOV application must clearly show that you meet the minimum qualifications of the position or your application may be rejected.

A resume will not substitute for completing the work experience section of your application.

Working Conditions

Will be expected to share the mission, vision, and core values of the department; requires being a role model of pro-social behavior and having an attitude that conveys dignity and respect in the treatment of others; must be able to acknowledge that everyone is capable of positive change. Work is performed at an adult correctional facility. Interaction with inmates occurs on a daily basis. Must be able to work any of all of the seven days of the week, including but not limited to, Saturdays and Sunday, and work any shift of the day. Routine, continual direct contact with convicted felons is required. There is an inherent responsibility to support correctional security staff during periods of inmate unrest. The incumbent of this position is subject to callback in the event of an emergency or work stoppage and is subject to assignment in any area of the institution. Possible encounters with abusive and /or hostile inmates pose the risk of physical injury. Position requires frequent long hours.

Some travel between institutions and administrative offices. Occasional overnight travel may be required. Must have a valid driver's license or acceptable alternate means of transportation. Possible exposure to chemicals, radiation, communicable diseases, or other hazards inherent in a health care and correctional setting. This position requires that the RN be able to complete all job assignments including climbing stairs, walking long distances, running, lifting and moving patients or equipment weighing up to 50 pounds and/or may involve restraining patients.

Additional Information

You must have a valid e-mail address to apply for jobs with the Oregon Department of Corrections. All communication regarding your application and status will be done by e-mail.

Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC) complies with the Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). PREA prohibits ODOC from hiring, or promoting anyone who has engaged in, been convicted of, or been civilly or administratively adjudicated for engaging in sexual abuse in Institution settings. These include a jail, prison, or other correctional facility (including juvenile corrections) AND any institution or facility where people are residing for the purpose of receiving care or treatment (e.g., adjudicated delinquent, neglected, placed in State custody, mentally ill or disabled, chronically ill, or physically disabled, etc.). They include skilled nursing care, intermediate or long-term care, or custodial or residential care (e.g., group home, rehabilitation, assisted living/nursing home, hospice, etc.)

This standard requires ODOC to conduct background checks on all applicants considered for employment or promotion to consider any incidents of substantiated allegations of sexual abuse or sexual harassment in determining whether to hire or promote anyone who may have contact with inmates. For more information regarding PREA please visit:

This position may be eligible for Police & Fire (P&F) benefits through Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), as defined by statute.

Application Reference Number: DOC18-04113

If you have application login problems, get an error message during the application process, or are experiencing other technical (computer related) difficulties, please call the NEOGOV help line for assistance at 1-855-524-5627. You can also e-mail NEOGOV(TM) for support at You can use this e-mail address to report a variety of applicant issues; login, attaching documents, web browser, etc. Remember when submitting an applicant issue through this e-mail address please make sure to include your name, if you have an applicant ID, a valid contact number, the issue, and if possible a time when your are available to be contacted.


Veterans Preference Points are awarded to eligible veterans seeking employment with the Oregon Department of Corrections. Veterans must provide appropriate documentation to qualify for these additional preference points and must submit the documentation with each application. The DD215 must accompany the DD214 that was modified. Only DD214 Member Copy 4, Service Copy 2 and Service Copy 3 are accepted to verify character of service. Other copies will not be accepted and points will not be awarded.

Required documentation must include:

+ a copy of the DD214/215 for the five (5) point preference; OR

+ a copy of the DD214/215 and a public employment preference letter from the United States Department of Veterans' Affairs for the ten (10) point preference.

Based on Oregon Statute 408.225(1)(f) defines a veteran as a person who:

+ Served on active duty with the Armed Forces of the United States: For a period of more than 90 consecutive days before January 31, 1955 and was discharged under honorable conditions (Honorable, General, or Under Honorable Conditions);

+ For a period of more than 178 consecutive days beginning after January 31, 1955 and was discharged under honorable conditions;

+ For 178 days or less and was discharged under honorable conditions because of a service-connected disability;

+ For 178 days or less and was discharged under honorable conditions and has a disability rating from the USDVA; OR

+ For at least one day in a combat zone and was discharged under honorable conditions;

+ Received a combat or campaign ribbon or an expeditionary medal for service in the Armed Forces of the United States and was discharged under honorable conditions;

+ Is receiving a non service-connected pension from the USDVA.

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A career with Oregon state government offers MANY benefits

The following information describes typical benefits available for employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position or be prorated for other than full time work.

Core Benefits

+ Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans with premiums currently covered in full for both employees and dependents

+ Fully paid employee basic life insurance coverage at $5,000

Optional Insurance Benefits

+ Group-based premiums for optional life (employee, spouse or domestic partner and dependent)

+ Long-term and short-term disability

+ Accidental Death and Dismemberment

+ Optional long-term care insurance available for self and eligible family members

Flexible Spending Accounts

+ Option to enroll in pre-tax flexible spending accounts for health care or dependent day care

Retirement Benefits

+ Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)

+ Six percent employer paid contribution into a defined contribution program

+ Employer contribution into a defined benefit program

+ Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options

Paid Leaves & Other Benefits

+ Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per month with no maximum accumulation

+ Vacation leave earned at a minimum rate of 8 hours per month with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments

+ 24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year **

+ Nine paid holidays a year

+ Innovative Employee Assistance Programthat offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources

** Dept. of Corrections represented employees receive 8 personal business hours that are converted to vacation hours.

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