Founded in 1965, Telecare is a rapidly growing mental health care company dedicated to making a difference for our clients, the community, and our employees. We offer an array of mental health services to adults with serious mental illness. We partner with public sector entities and behavioral health organizations and have over 155 programs and over 4,300 employees across the country. And we 're growing all the time! When you work at Telecare, you help to empower thousands of individuals every day in their journeys of recovery.
The Alameda County CA Santa Rita Jail (located in Dublin, CA) is a medium-security detention center operated locally by the Alameda County Sheriff 's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are held there for less than two years. The Santa Rita Jail holds about 4000 inmates housed in one of eighteen modern housing units. It is considered a "mega-jail" and ranks as the third largest facility in California and the fifth in the nation. It is recognized as one of the most technologically innovative jails in the world.
Telecare Corporation, the Alameda County Behavioral Health system, and the Santa Rita Jail have formed a unique partnership. Leveraging Telecare's behavioral health expertise, an interdisciplinary team of nurses, clinicians, and prescribers will provide overnight services, including behavioral health screenings, assessments and evaluations, crisis services, and response to urgent and emergent referrals.
Employment Status: On-Call
Shift: NOC, 11:00 pm - 7:30 am
Days: Varies as needed
The Psychiatric Registered Nurse (Correctional Setting) provides recovery-focused nursing services related to the safe and appropriate administration of behavioral health treatment in a correctional facility (county jail) setting. Provides direct and indirect nursing care, including assessment and medication management, to inmate/patients; collaborates with physicians, clinicians, other health care providers, and jail custody staff; takes independent action within professional preparation and legal limits; maintains and supervises the conduct of inmate/patients; protects and maintains the safety of persons and/or property; and does other related work.
• Licensure as a Registered Nurse in California
• Valid CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)/BLS (Basic Life Support) certificate
• Must be at least 18 years of age
• Must be CPR, Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), and First Aid certified on date of employment or within 60 days of employment and maintain current certification throughout employment
• All opportunities at Telecare are contingent upon successful completion and receipt of acceptable results of the applicable post-offer physical examination, 2-step PPD test for tuberculosis, acceptable criminal background clearances, County Jail clearance requirements, excluded party sanctions, and degree or license verification. If the position requires driving, valid driver's license, a motor vehicle clearance and proof of auto insurance is required at time of employment and must be maintained throughout employment. Additional regulatory, contractual or local requirements may apply.
• BA or BS degree
• One (1) year of healthcare experience
• Experience working in Behavioral health setting
• Experience working in a correctional or forensic setting
• Demonstrates the Telecare mission, purpose, values, and beliefs in everyday language and contact with the internal and external stakeholders
• Oversees and provides nursing care, treatment, and services within scope of practice as defined by the Nursing Practice Act, and applicable California Code of Regulation and Business and Professions Codes.
• Completes nursing assessments
• Assists in the screening, intake/welcoming, admissions, and discharge process
• Establishes and maintains a therapeutic relationship with inmate/patients served
• Attends and participates in meetings and or trainings as directed and appropriate
• Responds to referrals and requests for services per policy/procedure
• Administers medications and treatments as needed and per physician's orders
• Takes independent action within scope of practice
• Facilitates all aspects of medication management per policy and procedures
• Reviews and maintains the amount, accuracy, and quality of documentation included in the medical records
• Demonstrates knowledge of crisis management and intervention
• Transcribes and implements physician orders accurately and in a timely manner
• Receives and presents change of shift report as assigned
• Notifies the prescriber and other appropriate personnel of any changes in behavior or condition for inmate/patients
• Documents care, treatment, and services provided to inmate/patients per policy and procedure and per standards for nursing documentation
• Develops and implements nursing care and treatment plans
• Responds to inmate/patient behavioral events and incidents according to the assigned Correctional Facility's protocols and procedures for non-custody personnel and contracted staff
• Prevents escapes and injuries by inmate/patients to themselves or others or property
• Maintains security of work areas and materials and inspects premises regularly to ensure and promote a safe working environment.
• Maintains knowledge of fire safety and evacuation procedures.
Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted and/or changed at the discretion of management.
• Special Personal Characteristics: Empathetic understanding of inmate/patients in a County correctional facility; willingness to work in a County correctional facility; emotional stability; patience; tact; alertness; and keenness of observation.
• Special Physical Characteristics: Must be reasonably expected to have and maintain sufficient strength, agility and endurance to perform during stressful (physical, mental, and emotional) situations encountered on the job without compromising their health and well-being or that of their fellow co-workers or that of inmate/patients. Assignments may include sole responsibility for the control of inmate/patients and the protection of personal and real property.
• Excellent listening skills and ability to take detailed notes & attention to detail
• Ability to concisely repeat back instructions provided by Supervisor
• Ability to maintain appropriate relationships and clinically therapeutic boundaries with incarcerated individuals
• Ability to quickly understand new concepts and integrate into daily routine
• Ability to prepare succinct summary reports
• Ability to apply nursing principles and techniques
• Ability to assess, evaluate and record symptoms and behavior
• Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of others
• Ability to analyze situations accurately and take effective action
• Ability to respond quickly and effectively in emergency situations
• Ability to maintain effective working relationships with custody staff, health care professionals, and others
• Professional nursing principles and techniques
• Disease process and treatment modalities
• Appropriate administration of medications
• Principles and procedures of infection control
• Principles of effective verbal, written and group communications
The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
The employee is occasionally required to sit, squat, kneel, twist, push, pull and lift and carry items weighing 25 pounds or less as well as to frequently walk, stand, bend, reach and do simple and power grasping. The position requires manual deviation, repetition and dexterity as well as Hazardous Exposure (Blood Borne Pathogens, Hospital Waste, Chemical & Infectious). The employee must also possess sufficient strength needed to open and close heavy doors, and the agility to evade or escape in the event they are in a dangerous situation.
EOE AA M/F/V/Disability
Equal Opportunity Employer Description
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.