State of Oregon Registered Nurse - Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla, Oregon

Registered Nurse - Two Rivers Correctional Institution



Registered Nurse - Two Rivers Correctional Institution


$62,196.00 - $90,048.00 Annually


Umatilla, OR

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10/31/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

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This institution qualifies for the Health Provider Service Area Program

and the Nurse Corp Loan Repayment Program

These positions are with the Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC) with the Health Services program.

The purpose of this program is to provide health care to inmates at Department of Corrections located in Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla.

We currently have fulltime positions available.

In addition to the salary listed, department nurses receive a 4.75% differential if they possess a Bachelor's degree in Nursing or a 9.5% differential for a Master's degree.

Two Rivers Correctional Institution encloses 280 acres and has a capacity of 1846 inmates in medium and minimum security units. The units consist of 100 Mental Health beds, 252 bed Disciplinary Segregation Unit, 16 bed Infirmary/Hospice unit, 90 bed Administrative Housing Unit and a in-house dialysis unit that can run 28 inmates per week. Two Rivers is wheelchair accessible with handicap cells and accommodations on each unit. This position is represented by American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

Benefits: The State of Oregon provides a generous benefit package, which includes family health and dental insurance, optional short and long-term disability and term life insurance – all of which can be tailored to individual needs. Also provided are fully paid retirement program, modest life insurance policy, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. These positions are eligible for Police & Fire (P&F) benefits through PERS, as defined by statute. P&F benefits are limited to the Director, employees of the DOC facilities used to incarcerate adults, and parole and probation officers. This benefit will be discussed with you at time of hire.

Duties & Responsibilities

The employees in these positions provide nursing care to inmates during confinement at state correctional institutions. They assist the Medical Services Manager in the operation of the health care unit at the institution in the development, direction, coordination, and evaluation of professional nursing practices, and by assuming responsibility for the operation of the unit in the absence of management staff. Major duties:

  • assess inmates' physical and emotional condition during sick call, ambulatory care clinics, and infirmary rounds;

  • collaborate with other members of the interdisciplinary health care team to develop a comprehensive plan of care and maintain continuity of treatment; develop treatment and nursing care plans on inmates with chronic medical problems; administer medical and nursing treatment plans including medications, treatments, dressings, monitoring and evaluating vital signs, IV's, traction, and assisting with minor surgery;

  • evaluate and carry out physicians/dentists/nurse practitioner orders; check allergies, dosages, intended effects of medication, side effects, and drug interactions; initiate appropriate intervention according to health care priorities identified in procedure and standing order protocol; coordinate health care received by inmates by scheduling services for on-site and community-based services in conjunction with other institution activities;

  • evaluate and monitor medical supplies to ensure availability of appropriate supplies, accurate accounting and secure storage, including maintenance of narcotic, needle and syringe counts; evaluate new and replacement medical equipment, operate equipment necessary for the provision of patient care, and monitor equipment used in the health care area and take steps to repair or replace equipment to ensure it is working properly. maintain accurate, legible and complete records of patient care including chart documentation, objective data collection, treatment provided, evaluation of treatment effectiveness, patient education provided, and writing nursing care plans and interdisciplinary treatment plans; and

  • direct subordinate health care staff assigned to a patient care area or shift to ensure that assigned duties are consistent with the employee's skills, training, and licensure or certification; ensure job performance is consistent with written and verbal instructions and that the staffing mix will meet the operational priorities of the program; ensure that practice is consistent with state licensure laws, administrative rules, policies and procedures; report practice deviations to immediate supervisor and participate in corrective action, if necessary.

Working Conditions

  • requires working independently with little or no supervision;

  • must have the ability to work any or all of the seven days of the week, including but not limited to, Saturdays or Sundays or both; and work any shift of the day, including, but not limited to, swing, graveyard, or day;

  • requires contact with inmates, who may become violent, in a prison setting;

  • requires mandatory double shifts occasionally;

  • requires walking or standing for long periods;

  • requires climbing stairs;

  • may require limited exertion resulting from patient care;

  • are exposed to chemicals, radiation, communicable diseases, or other hazards inherent in a health care and correctional setting; and

  • may require occasional local or in-state travel for training or meetings.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills

You must have, or have the ability to obtain:

  • a current unencumbered Registered Nurse license issued by the Oregon State Board of Nursing by the date of appointment

NOTE: Licenses are verified using online verification systems, by state. If a public disciplinary record is found through the verification process, applications may be held for further review. Each disciplinary record is reviewed on a case-by-case basis and may affect the status of your application, depending on the outcome of the review process.

The work experience section of the NEOGOV application must clearly show that you meet the minimum qualifications of the position or your application may be rejected.

A resume will not substitute for completing the work experience section of your application.

Transcripts must be submitted to receive credit for education coursework at the time of application.

Additional Information

A resume will not substitute for completing the work experience section of your application.

You must have a valid e-mail address to apply for jobs with the Oregon Department of Corrections. All communication regarding your application and status will be done by e-mail.

Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC) complies with the Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). PREA prohibits ODOC from hiring, or promoting anyone who has engaged in, been convicted of, or been civilly or administratively adjudicated for engaging in sexual abuse in Institution settings. These include a jail, prison, or other correctional facility (including juvenile corrections). This standard requires ODOC to conduct background checks on all applicants considered for employment or promotion to consider any incidents of substantiated allegations of sexual abuse or sexual harassment in determining whether to hire or promote anyone who may have contact with inmates.

Application Reference Number: DOC18-07151

If you have application login problems, get an error message during the application process, or are experiencing other technical (computer related) difficulties, please call the NEOGOV helpdesk for assistance at 1-855-524-5627 or

Veterans Preference Points

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Oregon Department of Corrections

ATTN: Lila Lokey

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The following information describes typical benefits available for employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position or be prorated for other than full time work.

Core Benefits

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans with premiums currently covered in full for both employees and dependents

  • Fully paid employee basic life insurance coverage at $5,000

Optional Insurance Benefits

  • Group-based premiums for optional life (employee, spouse or domestic partner and dependent)

  • Long-term and short-term disability

  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment

  • Optional long-term care insurance available for self and eligible family members

Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Option to enroll in pre-tax flexible spending accounts for health care or dependent day care

Retirement Benefits

  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)

  • Six percent employer paid contribution into a defined contribution program

  • Employer contribution into a defined benefit program

  • Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options

Paid Leaves & Other Benefits

  • Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per month with no maximum accumulation

  • Vacation leave earned at a minimum rate of 8 hours per month with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments

  • 24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year **

  • Nine paid holidays a year

  • Innovative Employee Assistance Program that offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources

** Dept. of Corrections represented employees receive 8 personal business hours that are converted to vacation hours.