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Corizon Health Registered Nurse - Mental Health 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. 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 Registered Nurse, Mental Health with Corizon Health at Western Reception Diagnostic Correctional Center located in St. Joseph, MO:

  • Assist in ensuring 24-hour coverage of nursing services in the Mental Health Unit and appropriate provision of clinical treatment.

  • Coordinate Mental Health Unit sick call to ensure nurse triage and appropriate referral for physician follow-up.

  • Clinical duties:

    • Implement Psychiatric and physician orders in a timely and clinically effective manner.

    • Conduct initial Nursing Assessment for inmates admitted to the Mental Health Unit, upon admission to the unit or as soon as inmate's condition permits.

    • Document changes in inmate's functionality and critical incidents in the inmate’s Medical Record.

    • Complete Discharge Summary when inmate is transferred from Mental Health Unit.

  • Assist in coordinating psychiatric services to ensure psychiatrist is informed of psychotropic medication compliance, changes in inmate functionality and the results of laboratory testing in a timely manner.

  • Provide group counseling and activities for inmates.

  • Ensure Medication Administration Records (MARS) are maintained and updated.

Corizon Benefits (only applicable for full-time positions)

  • 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

  • Registered Nurse licensed within state of employment, license must be in good standing.

  • Experience in providing services to a mentally ill and/or correctional population preferred.

  • Must follow all applicable technical instructions and health services bulletins.

  • CPR certification.

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 2021-9823

Job Locations US-MO-St Joseph

Category Behavioral/Mental Health

Position Type Regular Part-time

Shift / Schedule Day

Location ID 00918