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Director of Nursing (DON) - Registered Nurse (RN)

Company: PrimeCare Medical, Inc.
Location: Chambersburg
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:

PrimeCare Medical is currently looking for a Registered Nurse (RN) to work as the Director of Nursing (DON) in the medical department at the Franklin County Jail in Chambersburg, PA.

In this role the DON manages and evaluates nursing care delivery in accordance with PrimeCare Medical (PCM) philosophy, goals, and objectives. The DON also ensures that nursing practice complies with established nursing standards.



  • Report to and meet with Health Services Administrator and Medical Director on a regular basis.
  • Prepare reports as required. Maintain a professional nursing attitude at all times.
  • Maintain a professional working relationship with facility staff, unit staff, contracted providers, outside service providers and Corporate Staff.
  • Is tactful and diplomatic at all times.
  • Functions as a role model for nursing staff.
  • Make use of established Corporate and Facility policies and procedures in decision-making.
  • Must use factual data and sound independent judgment in meeting the responsibilities and performing the duties of this position.
  • Interpret and ensure compliance with established standards of PCM and NCCHC/ACA.
  • Orient, supervise and evaluate performance of nursing personnel (in collaboration with Health Services Administrator).
  • Final approvals must be received from Corporate staff.
  • Assign and direct nursing staff.
  • Develop and monitor work schedules and provides coverage with appropriate staff to maintain adequate staffing levels. .

    • Maintain accurate records of all controlled substances, narcotics, and sharps in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.
    • Provide health counseling to inmates/patients.
    • Conduct sick call for inmates/patients and provide provisional diagnosis and treatment for selected minor illness and injuries defined by written protocol approved by PCM Medical Director.
    • Refer all cases not covered by written protocol that do not respond to treatment to an appropriate PCM Physician.
    • Receive and give inter-shift report to ensure continuity of care and to disseminate pertinent information necessary to the functioning of the on-coming shift. Observe, report, and document symptoms, reactions, and progress of inmates/patients and formulate a plan of nursing care.
    • Review, evaluate and coordinate planning for future admissions, participates in pre-release planning with other members of the facility staff.
    • Collect complete on-going data to determine nursing care needs.
    • Monitor nursing care which promotes, maintains, and restores the well being of inmates/patients.
    • Perform all aspects of general and specialized nursing care principles and techniques in the care and treatment of the ill inmate/patient within the facility.
    • Assist physicians during performance of physical examinations and physician visits.
    • Perform initial inmate/patient physical assessment (intake screening) according to established written protocol. BENEFITS:

      PrimeCare believes in offering a competitive compensation and benefits package to their employees. Standard benefits for full-time employees include Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability options, Generous PTO, 401k with match, and a Tuition Reimbursement Program.

Keywords: PrimeCare Medical, Inc., Frederick , Director of Nursing (DON) - Registered Nurse (RN), Executive , Chambersburg, Maryland

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