Health Educator Nurse (Ventura County)

Correctional Medical Group Companies - Ventura, CA3.0

30+ days ago
Correctional Medical Group Companies is seeking a Full Time Health Educator RN for the Ventura County Jail in Ventura, CA.

About us:
Correctional Medical Group Companies have been providing comprehensive medical services to county jails for more than 32 years. For 32 years, we have lived by a simple code: Always Do the Right Thing! We are a company of passionate, committed people, and we don’t do things like other companies. We hire and keep great people! We pay well, train well, and treat our people well.

Registered Nurse Health Educator responsibilities will include:

Under the direction of the Health Services Administrator (HSA), Program Manager (PM), or higher licensed medical professional, the Health Educator will be responsible for providing patient education to individuals and in-group settings, on a wide range of relative topics that contribute to the improvement of health including lifestyle and behavior education in compliance with all applicable NURSING standards, state and federal rules and regulations.

Participates as a team member in coordination of services between the psychiatric, medical team and county’s sheriff department

Provides individual education to inmates who request services or are referred by other health care staff

Provides on-going health and wellness counseling

Designs, develops and provides group education/counseling/socialization to inmates

Refers clients to alternative programs when appropriate

Assists in identifying, developing and implementing appropriate aftercare for inmates with medical or/and psychiatric needs

Assists mental health staff in gathering the necessary information needed to develop and carry out the treatment plan

Charts all findings in inmate's medical record providing written summaries of history, diagnosis and treatment course or other documentation requirements as outlined by CMGC and Facility

Actively participates in Quality Management program

Requirements include:
Unrestricted current RN license in state of practice - must maintain licensing throughout employment

At least two years’ experience in health education preferred

Previous correctional/detention facility experience preferred

Completion of a degree in nursing

Current (and must maintain) lifesaving BLS certification through AHA

Excellent knowledge of disease process, medical care methods and procedures

In-depth knowledge of health and safety guidelines and procedures and willingness to follow them at all times

Demonstrated ability to work on a computer including but not limited to: using the Internet, Microsoft Office products and Electronic Medical Record system

Obtaining and maintaining a security clearance throughout the course of employment

Benefits:
Excellent benefit package for full-time employees to include Paid Time Off, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Profit Sharing Plan, 401K, and Continuing Education Allowance.

Correctional healthcare will surprise you. Apply today to learn more about joining the CMGC team!