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Job Title:

Registered Nurse

Job Post ID:



Wexford Health Sources, Inc.

Posted Until:



Per diem




All Shift


Full Time



Job Description:

Wexford Health has an exceptional opportunity for a Per Diem Registered Nurse to join our team of healthcare professionals at Centralia Correctional Center in Centralia, IL.

Under the direct supervision of the designated Wexford Health manager and clinical supervision from the Director of Nursing and the site Medical Director, responsible for delivery of patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. Also directs and guides patient teaching activities and ancillary personnel, while maintaining standards of professional nursing.

The Registered Nurse shall provide a broad range of services to the center including screening, assessment, medication delivery, treatment plans and patient education.
1. Assesses plans and delivers nursing care to inmates.
2. Provides leadership to LPNs, CNAs and other nursing paraprofessionals in patient care.
3. Coordinates multiple medical services for diagnostic and treatment as directed by the Medical Director, Physician, Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner.
4. Enter housing units to pass medications or other medical items and to conduct medical screening when necessary.
5. Assist in minor medical or surgical procedures.
6. Assist in screening of emergencies for necessity and priority for referral to physician or mid- level providers and conduct daily sick call screening
7. Check and change dressings as required or as ordered.
8. Maintain working knowledge of pharmacology including drug reaction/overdose.
9. Maintain working knowledge of therapeutic diets and nutrition and implement as per orders.
10. Maintain working knowledge of social and behavioral sciences, particularly as applied to the Correctional setting.
11. Be capable of giving CPR instructions and ability to take charge in a CPR emergency.
12. Maintain the Problem Oriented Medical Record (POMR).
13. Administer medications including IV therapy and IM injections and all other approved routes of administration per the order of the physicians/mid level providers.
14. Recommend improved procedures, equipment and supplies to the Supervisor.
15. Notify supervisor and complete written reports for any medical or security incidents.
16. Present/participate in in-service education sessions.
17. Respond to inmate, staff or visitor medical emergencies and provide appropriate first aid or triage.

The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as required. A complete list of responsibilities can be viewed at:

Standard medical setting in a correctional facility, which includes daily interfacing with inmates, correctional staff, and health care personnel. Temperature extremes may be encountered while moving throughout the facility outdoors and indoors in buildings without air conditioning.

Job Requirements:

The following requirements list the minimum to qualify. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.
• TRAVEL: Minimal travel required.
• LICENSING: Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Illinois
• CERTIFICATION: Current CPR certification
• EDUCATION: Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing
• PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: One (1) year clinical experience


Because we believe our employees are our most valuable asset, offering a competitive comprehensive compensation package is very important to Wexford Health. We continually monitor the marketplace to ensure that our total compensation/benefit package is competitive with those of other health care employers — both correctional and non-correctional. We work hard to ensure that we provide meaningful benefits that meet the diverse needs of our employee base across the nation.

We list below some of our standard benefits, including our creative Paid Time Off policy, which affords our employees flexibility in how they use their leave time and enables them to better balance career with home and family.
• Generous paid time-off program that combines vacation and sick leave into a flexible “pool” of time
• Paid holidays
• Comprehensive health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield including prescription drug plan
• Dental insurance
• Vision insurance
• Company-paid life insurance
• Company-paid Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
• 401(k) retirement savings plan
• Company-paid short-term disability
• Long-term disability
• Optional supplemental disability insurance
• Optional accident-only insurance
• Optional cancer-protection insurance
• Optional critical illness insurance
• Optional supplemental life insurance
• Health care spending account (FSA)
• Dependent care spending account
• Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
• Company-paid Medical Malpractice Insurance
• Continuing Medical Education allowance for providers, with paid-time off to attend
• Employee sponsorship in professional organizations
• US savings bonds
• Direct deposit
• Travel assistance program

Company Information

Wexford Health Sources, one of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies, provides clients with experienced management and technologically advanced services, combined with programs that control costs while ensuring quality. For nearly two decades, Wexford Health has consistently delivered proven staffing expertise and a full range of medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, utilization management, provider contracting, claims processing, and quality management services.

At Wexford Health our philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury for anyone. We simply care for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue.

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