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Utah Department of Corrections

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Registered Nurse

Job ID: 53749
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Job Description:

The Utah Department of Corrections (UDC) is looking for a Registered Nurse (RN) who wants to make a difference, working in a great clinical atmosphere, within a prison facility.

Job Duties:
The Registered Nurse will perform a full range of nursing tasks in a variety of settings and with a variety of patient groups and care providers.  

  • exercises independent professional discretion based on licensure in general duty settings and clinical nursing settings. 
  • Maintains and updates patient charts, records, and information.
  • May direct/supervise medical staff.

**The successful candidate must submit to a pre-employment drug test. 

The Ideal Candidate will possess:

  • licensure as a registered nurse (RN) in the State of Utah
  • competency with medication administration to include various routes including injections and IV
  • supervision of unlicensed assist personnel
  • competent with patient assessment
  • competent with communication of information to provider
  • competent in documentation in an electronic medical record
  • a solid understanding of principles, theories, and practices of nursing
  • the ability to follow and apply treatment plans developed by a licensed professional
  • an understanding of first aid and CPR
  • a knowledge of proper care to patients
Salary ranges specified reflect a minimum starting and top of range dollar amount. Actual rate per hour will be determined by evaluation of qualifications and skills of the individual and the availability of monies through budget by following DHRM rule.

The Agency
The Utah Department of Corrections is a dedicated team of professionals who ensure public safety by effectively managing offenders while maintaining close collaboration with partner agencies and the community.  Our team is devoted to providing maximum opportunities for offenders to make lasting changes through accountability, treatment, education and positive reinforcement within a safe environment.

This position is eligible for a comprehensive benefits package from day one.

For additional information about the Utah Department of Corrections please go to this link. http://www.corrections.utah.gov/



The State of Utah offers eligible employees a variety of benefits including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, as well as a comprehensive leave program.  Please click the following link for detailed information page: Benefits  To access a Total Compensation Calculator in Excel format click HERE .

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