Corizon Health Director of Nursing in St Joseph, Missouri
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. If you are interested in helping us continue our legacy of innovation and clinical expertise, we encourage you to connect with us today.
Below is a list of your responsibilities as a Director of Nursing (DON) with Corizon Health:
Provide quality oversight in collaboration with site, regional and corporate leadership. Provide clinical supervision to nursing staff. Implement appropriate work structure and processes to accomplish goals for patient care specific to contract requirements and healthcare policy and procedures. Assist and support nursing staff with the provision of patient care. 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. Effectively use data to identify performance improvement opportunities, takes action to drive improvement, and monitor progress through ongoing analysis of data and results.
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. As directed, facilitate the completion of the appropriate CQSI forms and forward findings/completed forms to Community/State leadership. Participate and serve on site level CQSI committee.
Conduct at minimum an annual accreditation readiness audit to assess compliance with standards and identify opportunities for improvement. Devise a mechanism to track compliance with accreditation standards every day. As appropriate, develop action plan(s) based on accreditation readiness audit findings. Collaborate with site leadership to implement plan(s) and evaluate effectiveness of action plan(s). Modifies plan(s) as appropriate.
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. Set and communicate recruitment standards and take accountability for recruiting effectiveness and compliance across his/her area of responsibility. Participate in the selection process for open site positions. Identify high potential staff for development, promotion and succession opportunities.
Perform annual clinical competency assessments and checks to promote the delivery of safe, effective and efficient nursing care. Promote goal accomplishment (site and individual level), policy compliance and professional development, schedule at minimum monthly one on one meetings with direct reports. Provide developmental mentoring, formalized feedback and coaching to staff. When appropriate, develop individual performance improvement plans for staff not meeting performance expectations.
Coordinate and monitor orientation and onboarding activities for new hires and staff that have moved into a different role. Perform an on-going assessment of staff learning needs and facilitate in-service and continuing education for nursing and ancillary personnel to promote professional development and enhancement of performance.
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. Monitor and make recommendations to site and regional leadership regarding nursing support and staff to meet patient and contract needs.
Conduct at minimum monthly staff meetings in collaboration with site leadership. Assist site leadership with the development and maintenance of annual operational and clinical performance plans under the direction of regional operational management.
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. Assist in completion of special projects on an as needed basis. Work with others to determine where resource support should be allocated. Participate in the monthly Regional DON calls, initiatives and activities. Perform other duties as assigned.
Corizon Health offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, a generous PTO plan, 401k with matching funds, tuition assistance, continuing education reimbursement, and more!
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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Job Locations US-MO-St Joseph
Category Clinical & Operations Leadership
Position Type Regular Full-time
Shift / Schedule Weekday Day
Location ID 00918