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Corizon Health Director of Nursing - $20,000 Sign On Bonus in Paterson, New Jersey

About Corizon Health

Correctional healthcare is not just a job. It’s a calling.

By choosing a career with Corizon Health, you are choosing the opportunity to truly make a difference in the health, well-being, and future of the patients you serve. We take pride in being a pioneer provider of correctional healthcare. As a Corizon Health professional, you have access to the resources and support to enhance your skills, build a solid foundation to reach your career potential, and contribute to the care and well-being of an underserved population. There is no greater calling. Join Corizon Health today and be part of our legacy of innovation and clinical expertise.


Below is a list of your responsibilities as a Director of Nursing (DON) with Corizon Health at Passaic County Jail located in Paterson, New Jersey.

$20,000 Sign On Bonus

  • Provide quality oversight in collaboration with site, regional and corporate leadership. Provide clinical supervision to nursing staff. Organize the delivery of safe, effective and efficient patient care.

  • Evaluate patient care delivery processes on a regular, systematic and frequent basis. Provide written reports to regional team and client as scheduled or requested.

  • Facilitate the development of site performance improvement plans and monitor site progress and reporting. Participate in and contribute to the achievement of site’s key performance indicators and Clinical Quality Initiatives as directed.

  • Facilitate the completion of random and scheduled audits to assess site compliance with contractual requirements, accreditation standards and continuous quality safety improvement (CQSI) opportunities.

  • Conduct at minimum an annual accreditation readiness audit to assess compliance with standards and identify opportunities for improvement.

  • Anticipate healthcare delivery and contractual issues and deal with potential issues proactively. Collaborate with site leadership and client to meet the goals of the service contract in conjunction with regional leadership. Attend or review minutes on a regular basis for MAC meetings, Disease Management/Case Review and other healthcare related site meetings.

  • Perform screening interviews with candidates, assess basic knowledge, skills and fit within the corrections environment.

  • Perform annual clinical competency assessments and checks to promote the delivery of safe, effective and efficient nursing care. Provide developmental mentoring, formalized feedback and coaching to staff.

  • Coordinate and monitor orientation and onboarding activities for new hires and staff that have moved into a different role.

  • Interpret regulations and standards and communicate site and unit performance objectives to staff. Provide guidance and direction on state licensure, accreditation and regulatory agency requirements. Ensure nursing practices conform to state licensure, accreditation and regulatory agency requirements in the clinical setting. Verify required annual licensures and credentialing requirements for licensed personnel are met. Ensure compliance with licensure requirements.

  • Develop monthly schedules for nursing staff and nursing support staff and ensure that enough nursing staff is scheduled on each shift with the appropriate skill level.

  • Conduct at minimum monthly staff meetings in collaboration with site leadership.

  • Act as a liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials. Ensure nursing records are correctly maintained.

  • Participate in Pharmacy and Therapeutic, Strategic Initiatives, Patient Safety/Sentinel Event Committee, Performance Improvement, Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Utilization Management and other process improvement committees/initiatives as directed or assigned.

  • Support Company Initiatives and the application of best practices in the clinical settings.

Corizon Benefits

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Life and Disability Insurance

  • Generous PTO plan

  • 401k with matching funds

  • Employee Discount and Rewards Program

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Continuing Education Reimbursement

Experience & Requirements

  • Graduate of an Accredited Nursing School required. Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Nursing preferred.

  • Current, unrestricted, non-probationary status license as a Registered Nurse in the state where the position is located.

  • Current Basic Life Support/CPR Certification at the Medical Professional Level with AED Training.

  • Specialty certification in correctional healthcare is desired (Certified Correctional Health Professional: CCHP, Certified Correctional Health Professional Nurse: CCHP-RN).

  • Minimum of 3 years of clinical experience in a healthcare setting, with correctional healthcare experience is preferred

  • Previous clinical operations management experience is preferred; previous direct management experience within a correctional health setting is desired

  • Knowledge of accreditation standards (NCCHC, ACA & state-specific) as well as experience with quality improvement programs and clinical auditing preferred

  • Knowledge of Excel, Word, Outlook, Sharepoint and PowerPoint required

  • Previous experience and knowledge in working with Electronic Medical Record systems is required

  • Satisfactory completion of initial and annual clinical competencies to demonstrate aptitude and fulfill essential job role duties

  • Maintain current licensure and certification(s) required to perform role/job

A background check, security clearance and drug screening are required for this role.

Corizon Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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. EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans.

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ID 2020-9082

Job Locations US-NJ-Paterson

Category Clinical & Operations Leadership

Position Type Regular Full-time

Shift / Schedule Weekday Day

Location ID 92027