VADOC Registered Nurses provide nursing care within adult institutions by utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementing, and evaluating institutional patients per the standards of practice.
Standard of care is achieved through a multitude of services to include 24-hour nursing care, telemedicine, chronic care clinics, sick call screenings/triage, medication administration, patient education, and basic life supporting/emergency care.
Document all pertinent information into the health record while practicing confidentiality and interfacing with other departments on an as-needed basis.
Registered Nurses possess the ability to delegate tasks and work load and work hours, days, and locations as assigned.
Registered Nurses are capable and available to provide coverage as needed to meet institutional needs.
To provide evidence-based nursing care and promote continued competence through education/certification with a focus on correctional nursing.
Provide total health care to offenders (routine, chronic and emergency care), maintaining continuity of care from admission to discharge.
Safe medication administration following DOC policy.
Provide employee health services in accordance with policy.
ACA standards of care, Health Services guidelines and policies, Operational policies and procedures are followed.
This wage RN position has an Enhanced Hiring Rate of $41.00 per hour from July 10, 2021 throughout December 31, 2022. Then the pay rate will return to the normal State RN hourly rate of $34.00 per hour on 01/01/2023.
This is a wage position limited to working no more than 1,500 hours per agency during the 12 month period of May 1 – April 30, regardless of the hire date. The wage employment period resets on May 1 of the following year. All wage employees are limited to working no more than 29 hours per week on average over the 12-month period. This wage position offers no state benefits.
Your application and/or resume for this position must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Job Board/Recruitment Management System (RMS). Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and/or resumes will not be accepted.
Must possess and maintain a valid unrestricted Virginia RN license issued by the board of nursing or a multi-state compact license (if you are a recent graduate of a nursing program in VA and not licensed, the NCLEX-RN exam must be scheduled at the time of application).
Certified in Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers with current certification from an approved source.
Possesses a working knowledge of evidence-based principles and practices of professional nursing and skills to perform assessment.
Demonstrated ability to make competent decisions, perform physical examinations, develop care plans, document provided services and carry out prescribed orders.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in accordance with dialogic practices.
Demonstrates the ability to perform complete assignments, implement nursing guidelines, utilize established nursing evaluation tools, and evaluate institutional patients within the Department of Corrections.
Knowledge of medication use, actions and side effects.
Utilize communication in the chain of command effectively and in a timely manner.
Ability to maintain VADOC and State Board of Nursing required annual accredited education hours.
Proficiency in standard computer applications, such as Microsoft Suite, Google Docs, etc.
Prefer previous experience working with mental health patients.
Prefer experience in acute care and/or community health settings (at least one year).
The investigation may include: fingerprint checks (State Police, FBI); local agency checks; employment verification; verification of education (relevant to employment); credit checks; and other checks requested by the hiring authority.
). Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and/or resumes will not be accepted.
The decision to interview an applicant is based solely on the information received for this position from either the electronic application and/or resume.
provides a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or resume is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your
account to check the status of your application for this position.
This is a tobacco free facility. Use of all tobacco products is prohibited on site at all times.
Applicants who possess an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under the Department of Human Resources Management (
) Policy 1.30 Layoff (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only),
attach these forms when submitting their state application and/or resume.
The Virginia Department of Corrections is an
employer. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request.
In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion,
encourages individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (
) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (
). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to
to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: https://www.vadars.org/drs/cpid/PWContact.aspx
, or call
at 800- 552-5019.