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Corizon Health Director of Nursing; Registered Nurse - Topeka, KS in Topeka, Kansas

Why CORIZON Healthcare?

CORIZON Healthcare is the pioneer and foremost provider of correctional healthcare in the United States. We are a company built on 40 years of innovation and expertise in the industry to become the biggest and the best.

We are seeking someone like you for our Director of Nursing opening in Topeka, KS.


  1. Provides quality oversight in collaboration with site, regional and corporate leadership. Provides clinical supervision to nursing staff. Implements appropriate work structure and processes to accomplish goals for patient care.

  2. Evaluates the patient care delivery processes on a regular, systematic and frequent basis. Provides written reports to regional team and client as scheduled or requested

  3. Facilitates the development of site performance improvement plans and monitors site progress and reporting.

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

  5. Conducts at minimum annual accreditation readiness audits to assess compliance with standards and identify opportunities for improvement.

  6. Develops monthly schedule for nursing staff and nursing support staff and ensures that sufficient number of nursing staff are scheduled on each shift with the appropriate skill level.

  7. Conducts at minimum monthly staff meetings in collaboration with site leadership.

  8. Acts as a liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials. Ensures nursing records are correctly maintained.

  9. Anticipates healthcare delivery and contractual issues and deals with potential issues proactively.


  • Recognize responsibility to act ethically and in accordance with the very highest standards of integrity

  • Display professionalism, compassion, care, and concern with every patient encounter

  • View each patient as having intrinsic value and will treat them with dignity and respect

  • Respect and preserve patient confidentiality and privacy at all times

*Work to ensure each patient receives quality care that is efficient, safe and medically necessary based on evidence based practice, scope, standards of practice, and clinical guidelines

  • Work to minimize conflict and use negotiation skills to transform differences into opportunities.

  • Promote and engage in effective team participation through willingness to assist and support peers, supervisors and other healthcare team members

  • Build trusting relationships


  • Graduate of an Accredited Nursing School required. Bachelor or Masters 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. American Heart Association is the preferred source, but American Red Cross is acceptable.

  • 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

Corizon Health provides patients with high quality healthcare and reentry services that will reduce recidivism and better the communities where we live and work. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of the growing number of incarcerated persons with physical and mental illness and the professionals who care for them. More healthcare professionals are finding the stability and advancement they desire at Corizon Health.

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

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:14995

Job ID : 14995