Orange County is proud to be ranked No. 16 in the Top 100 Companies for working families by the Orlando Sentinel. The Orlando Sentinel’s Top 100 Companies for Working Families designation recognizes Central Florida’s top companies for their commitment to family and work life balance. Orange County has 6,547 full-time employees and 930 part-time employees ranging from Correctional Officers to Chemists serving approximately 1.2 million residents. Orange County Government in Orlando, Florida is seeking highly skilled individuals to fill the position Registered Nurse (RN) in our Corrections Health Services Division. The individual will perform nursing duties requiring skills and judgment in the care and treatment of patients in a correctional setting using nursing principles and techniques for a variety of the patients’ medical needs. Are you a new nurse ready to start your nursing career or an experienced nurse moving laterally from unit to unit with no career direction or longevity? Are you ready to practice autonomously (within scope)? If the answer is yes, a career with Orange County Corrections may be a great option for you. Corrections’ Nurses have special skill sets that allows them to potentially make a significant difference in the lives of their patients by treating them objectivity and with respect, while providing ethical, safe, and compassionate care. A nursing career with Orange County Government can provide a career path, growth, and job satisfaction. If you are you ready to be a key player on a High Performing Team consider a career with Orange County Corrections.
Representative Duties Duties may vary based on area of assignment. •Monitors medication administration timeliness per SOP, compliance by inmates and effectiveness of medications in accordance with established protocols. Reports and responds to variances in treatment regimens to the provider. •Conducts a physical assessment in response to inmate complaints, establishes a nursing diagnosis and refers to the provider, and provides the treatment ordered. •Conducts physical assessments, tests and sick call triage per SOP. •Maintains unit compliance for inspections. •Participates in in-service training and mandatory continuing education. •Responds to all emergencies. •Obtains samples and other specimens for laboratory examinations. •Assists physicians in clinic areas. •Provides routine clinic tasks as needed. •Responsible for the assisting with education of staff on their units. •Supervision of line staff and daily operations of the clerical areas. Other related duties as assigned.
Graduation from an accredited RN program. Must possess a current Florida license as a registered nurse. Must be able to work a variety of 12 hour shifts; including nights and weekends. Proficient in the use of computers.
Preferences Surgical; emergency or critical care nursing experience.
Orange County has a competitive benefits package with the option of a traditional Pension Plan or Investment Plan. •Medical & Prescription •Dental Insurance •Vision Insurance •Life Insurance •Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance •Health Savings Accounts •Flexible Spending Accounts
Please visit the "Employees" page of Orange County's website, www.orangecountyfl.net for more details on Benefits offered by Orange County, including retirement plans.
$24.48 - $27.82/hour. Salary placement based on experience and Orange County Policy
If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, you are responsible for providing the required eligibility documentation by the close date of the posting. Please submit a cover letter and copies of documents, not originals, to Orange County Human Resources Division, PO Box 1393, Orlando, FL 32801-1393 or fax to (407) 836-0098 (only Veterans' Preference documentation will be accepted by fax). Your cover letter should include the position posting number you are applying for, the title of the position and the last 4 digits of your social security number.
If your education was obtained in the United States, the County recognizes degrees or diplomas which are accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). If you have obtained education from a country other than the United States, your degree or diploma must be evaluated to determine the United States equivalency by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluations (AICE) at your expense.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Orange County Florida Government
At Orange County Government, we are proud to serve the public with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. We develop innovative policies and services that impact Central Florida and shape the future of our community. We have been consistently recognized as a “Top 100 Family Friendly Company,” facilitating a healthy work-life balance.