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Statewide Director of Nursing

Company: Corizon Health
Location: Hanover
Posted on: September 14, 2019

Job Description:

Corizon Health is the pioneer provider of correctional healthcare in the United States. We are a company built on more than 40 years of innovation and expertise in the industry. Our people, our practices, and our commitment to success are the traits that make us the ideal employer as you begin or continue to advance your correctional healthcare career. Corizon Health has an exceptional opportunity for a Statewide Director of Nursing (SWDON) to join our healthcare team at Maryland Regional Office, located in Hanover, MD. Job Summary: The SWDON serves as a valued member of the Corizon Health Regional leadership team participating in decisions related to contract management, health care delivery, patient and staff safety, and client interfacing activities. The SWDON is responsible for the overall management of nursing services, nursing education, nurse leader professional development, nursing research and nursing administration for the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) contract. The SWDON serves as lead for all nursing practice matters including the Core Process Program implementation and on-going monitoring within his/her region. He/she is accountable for 24-hour delivery of patient care that promotes the safety and well-being of all DPSCS patients. Along with the Statewide Medical Director (SWMD), the SWDON collaborates with DPSCS senior clinical leadership, consulting physicians and other vendors on issues related to the delivery of clinical services. The SWDON participates in the development and implementation of policies and procedures and provides oversight to ensure compliance with DPSCS policies and procedures and contract requirements. The SWDON partakes in the selection, on-boarding, and on-going evaluation of the Regional Directors of Nursing (RDONs) that are directing nursing care within their region. Working closely with the SWMD, the SWDON ensures care is coordinated across all health care disciplines. The SWDON performs responsibilities consistent with Corizon Health's guiding values: Participates in the development and implementation of Corizon policies and procedures. Maintains open communication with all staff to promote improvement in performance. Assumes the role of Site DON as needed. Plans the delivery of comprehensive nursing care within the framework established by the corrections system and contacts/agreements. Organizes the delivery of nursing care within the corrections environment to achieve quality and efficient utilization of resources. Interprets regulations and standards, and communicates nursing philosophy and objectives to nursing staff. Provides guidance and direction to the region/state regarding state licensure, accreditation and regulatory agency requirements. Verifies required annual licensures and credentialing requirements for the nursing personnel of the region. Develops, maintains and evaluates an environment that empowers and supports the nurse in analysis of assessment data to determine relevant problems and diagnosis. Implements Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement for nursing services. Participates in multidisciplinary, multi-agency teams to represent the nursing function in all planning that may affect nursing work at the delivery level. Contributes operational, end user perspective to the creation and modification of applications and systems. Conducts meetings with nursing staff and other members of the healthcare teams to promote goal accomplishment, policy compliance and professional development. Monitors and makes recommendations to Regional Management regarding nursing support and staff to meet patient and contract needs. Organizes the delivery of nursing care within the corrections environment to achieve quality and efficient utilization of resources. Develops resources to provide nursing services that meet applicable standards. Monitors the efficient delivery of appropriate and safe nursing care. Troubleshoots and assists site/regional management with problem resolution, including staffing needs at the site level within the region. Graduate of an Accredited Nursing School required, and must be a master's level Registered Nurse, registered in Maryland. Current, unrestricted, non-probationary status license as a Registered Nurse in Maryland. Current Basic Life Support/CPR Certification at the Medical Professional Level with AED AEDining. American Heart Association is the preferred source, but American Red Cross is acceptable. Specialty certification in correctional healthcare is desired (Certified Correctional Health Professional: CCHPCCHPrtified Correctional Health Professional Nurse: CCHPCCHP. 5 years clinical healthcare experience required with a minimum of 2 years preferably in a correctional healthcare setting. At least 2 years of clinical operations management experience required preferably within a correctional health setting. Knowledge of accreditation standards (NCCHC, ACA ACAtate-specific) as well as experience with quality improvement programs and clinical auditing preferred. Knowledge of Excel, Word, Outlook, SharePoint and PowerPoint required. Ability to travel up to eighty (80%) to correctional facilities, regional offices, client and/or other vendor sites and flexible work hours required. Corizon Health.Category: Healthcare, Keywords: Nursing Director

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