Corizon Health Regional Re-Entry Coordinator - Hanover, MD in Hanover, Maryland

Correctional Care | Committed Careers | Corizon Health

We have an exceptional opportunity for a Regional Re-Entry Coordinator to join our healthcare team at the Maryland Regional Office located in Hanover, MD. The qualified candidate would need to have a minimum of two years in a correctional institution.

Position Summary:

The RN Regional Re-Entry Coordinator is responsible for ensuring coordination of discharge planning services and continuity of care for inmates upon release from a correctional facility. He/she utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to coordinate the discharge process to include internal and external resources that will assist with potential barrier to release, inmate education about continued care, and transitioning back into the community.

Qualifications of the Regional Re-Entry Coordinator

Currently licensed as a registered nurse within the state of Maryland.

Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing.

Correctional experience is preferred.

Responsibilities of the Regional Re-Entry Coordinator

Upon intake referral of medically complex inmates, assesses physical, psychological, and psychosocial dimensions of special needs inmates for assistance with placement and continuity of care upon release.

Throughout the intake and/or routine physical assessments, utilizes available resources and apply knowledge of illnesses, injuries and diseases to obtaining inmate's health history.

Upon adequate notification of release date, interviews the inmate to assess needs and possible barriers to release.

Obtains release lists from onsite teams (transportation, case management, OCMS, daily report) to identify release list caseload, 30, 60 days prior to release.

Ability to prioritize soon to be released inmates for scheduling appointments to provide discharge planning services.

Ability to multi-task and manage more than one institution with some travel involved.

Upon notification of release, review identified inmate's continuity of care form (to ensure all relevant sections of the form have been completed); schedule a follow-up assessment; review form with identified inmate; and provide inmate with an individual release plan for continuity of care, ensure 30 day supply of medication is ordered and given, and schedule a follow up appointment in the community to include wrap around services as indicated.

Prior to release, engage appropriate community-based organizations in release planning to provide health care services and education to assigned inmates.

Consult with interdisciplinary team (nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants,

physicians) DPSCS Case Management, DPSCS Social work, DPSCS Parole/Probation and correctional officers to promote continuity of care.

Develop partnerships with on-site Department of Case Management, DPSCS office of Inmate health Services, DPSCS Social workers, and other vendor re-entry staff for a comprehensive process of release planning.

Maintain open lines of communication with Corizon Health clinical team and release planning teams within the multivendor state.

Attend team Discharge Planner monthly meetings to obtain training, education and discuss best practices.

Ensures data is collected and submitted in a standard format on a monthly basis and that all required data is sent to the State-Wide Discharge Coordinator by the 5th of every month.

Attend internal on-site meetings with interdisciplinary teams to discuss soon to be released inmates and their transition to the community.

Accesses community resources known to the Discharge planning team and identifying new community resources available for our inmate population on an on-going basis.

Ensures that applications for Medical Assistance are submitted for all eligible soon to be released inmates on active case load.

Ensures signatures for Medicaid Applications are obtained by those inmates who were hospitalized and returned to the correctional facility.

Works with Corizon Health Utilization Management Department and On-Site DPSCS Social Work related to release planning activities for medical parole and compassionate released inmates to the community.

Works with State-Wide Discharge Coordinator and CQI Director to establish and maintain benchmark quality assurance measure for discharge planning.

Participates in community-based activities as representative of Corizon Health, as assigned.

Acts as a liaison between on-site staff and community-based Discharge Planner and other resources.

Adheres to safety and security policies.

Will perform other duties as assigned by the State-Wide Discharge Coordinator and/or

Regional Director of Nursing

Benefits offered to the Health Services Administrator

*Paid Time Off

*Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

*Tuition Assistance

*401(k) with company match

*Free online Continuing Education program

*Comprehensive Onboarding

This position may require a background check, security clearance, and/or drug screening.

For questions contact: Carolyn Coney-Johnson Sr. Clinical Recruiter at 615-660-6814 or

Corizon Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with federal and state employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, Vietnam era veteran, or disabled Veteran status.

Job Number:14514

Job ID : 14514