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Job ID: 16177
Agency: Department of Health – Correctional Health
Location: Sioux Falls, Springfield, or Pierre
Salary: $21.04 – $31.36 per hour, depending on experience, plus $1.50 night/$1.50 weekend differential
Closing Date: 05/26/2021
*** $3,200 Hiring Incentive ***
*** Full state benefits and SDRS retirement. ***
***Travel per diem included***
Join the field of Correctional Nursing as a permanent travel nurse! We have a full-time position that works three 12 hour shifts per week in one of our state prison facilities. Correctional health nurses work autonomously to provide health care to an underserved population in a secure environment. Nurses are involved in diverse care such as chronic care maintenance, acute care, emergency response, behavioral health needs, long-term and geriatric care, and drug and alcohol withdrawal. These are provided in a clinic environment and also include specialty cares via Tele-Health. Nurses will have a set schedule and be included in a weekend and holiday rotation. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and climb up to five flights of stairs.
This traveling nurse position will travel from your home near Springfield, Sioux Falls, or Pierre SD to work at one of the correctional facilities in those communities. Typically this will involve working a 12-hour shift on three consecutive days with hotel accommodations as necessary. Travel time and per diem are paid and a state vehicle is provided.
Please visit our website at https://doh.sd.gov/corrections/ for further information about the Department of Health – Correctional Health.
This position is exempt from the Civil Service Act.
Licenses and Certifications:
- Must be licensed or be eligible to licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in South Dakota.
- CPR Certified.
Questionnaire: Applicants will be required to answer a series of job related questions when submitting an application for this job.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
Strong nursing assessment skill, critical thinking skills, initiative, team oriented, and communication skills.
- the principles and techniques of patient care;
- hospital and clinic routine and procedures;
- IV therapy;
- the care and use of medical equipment and supplies.
- evaluate client behaviors, symptoms, and effects of medications;
- follow directions;
- prepare and maintain records, charts, and reports;
- apply nursing techniques as delegated by physicians or registered nurses;
- establish and maintain effective relationships with patients and staff;
- direct and monitor direct care personnel.
Additional Requirements: Please attach a Curriculum Vitae with your application.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE ELIGIBLE
Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment. Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of a drug screening.
NCRC: If you possess a National Career Readiness Certificate, please submit the certificate with your application. For more information on how to acquire a National Career Readiness Certificate contact a South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Job Service Office. A certificate is not necessary to be considered.
The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9.
The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/. This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Fax: 605.773.4344
“An Equal Opportunity Employer”