Registered Nurse

Medical Staff
Montana Department of Corrections - Helena, Montana

Jun 20, 2022

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Application Deadline:
Jul 6, 2022

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$32.77 hourly

Job Description




The Special Needs Unit provides 16-hour nursing coverage for the medical management of 27 special needs inmates. Medical management includes initial screening/assessment, triage and appropriate referral, sick call, medication administration, med-surge, psych, urgent/emergent, continuous quality improvement, chronic care, infection control, and discharge planning.

Patients need nursing care; therefore, working hours include days, afternoons, weekends and holidays. The number of patients assigned per shift will vary with facility and specialty, if applicable. RN spend considerable time walking, bending, kneeling, stretching and standing; they must follow proper body mechanics and procedures for lifting/moving patients. Corrections Nurses may face hazards from exposure to chemicals and infectious diseases. In addition, nurses in this position must have and maintain sufficient strength, agility and endurance to perform during physical, mental, and emotional situations encountered on the job without compromising their health and well-being.

In a correctional environment, all staff receive specific training in the areas of security and correctional procedures and there are many security measures in place. Nurses working in correctional facilities must accept that the fundamental mission of a correctional facility is first and foremost public safety and security. While the delivery of healthcare is an important component of the institutional program, it is not the primary reason that the facility exists.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach forward with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must be able to hear clearly on a telephone and in direct contact with patients and coworkers. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift or move 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

QUALIFICATIONS - A college degree in Registered Nursing and licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Montana is required

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS – Resume, State of Montana Application

Applications submitted without required materials will not be considered

Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process, please make sure all attachments are marked as RELEVANT

If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Background screens which may include criminal records check, child/patient/offender abuse registries, and reference checks will be conducted for this position.

BENEFITS - Health, dental, vision & prescription coverage for self or dependents available from date of hire, 15 paid vacation days, 12 sick days & 10-11 paid holidays annually, and membership in Retirement system with state contribution (vesting applies). Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.

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Questions? Call or text 406-589-9815

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18
  • Education: Nursing Degree
  • Experience: Nursing License Required No Experience Needed

Contact Information

Rebecca Bruno

Montana Department of Corrections
111 N. Rodney Street
Helena, Montana 59801
phone: 406-589-9815

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