On Call Mental Health Registered Nurse- Mental Health Justice Team - RN

  • 111 S Cherry St, Olathe, Kansas
  • Jan 01, 2022
Variable Shift Legal Services Public Health

Job Description

The Johnson County Mental Health Justice Team is looking for qualified applicants to fill the position of an On-Call Mental Health Registered Nurse (RN) to work at least 4 shifts/month at the Olathe and New Century Adult Detention Centers. The Mental Health Nurse provides direct psychiatric services to inmates in a correctional setting. This position will remain open until filled. Other responsibilities include:
  • Provides comprehensive nursing services; assesses the holistic needs of individuals by incorporating family and environmental factors; collects and documentsinmate health history; measures and records vital signs; completes health assessments and performs limited exams; obtains, processes, and handles lab specimens; manages, controls and implements medication administration programs; performs minor procedures and treatments within designated area of specialty.
  • Completes and submits documentation regardinginmate care and condition; reviews quality and effectiveness of services provided and documented by other service providers.
  • Provides inmates with supportive resources; educates patients in areas impacting health, wellness, and daily living activities; develops and provides specialized health training and education to staff.
  • Provides case management, care coordination, referral and follow-up to inmates; evaluates outcomes, effectiveness of plans, and makes changes as necessary.

Job Requirements

Successful completion of education program in Nursing that meets the requirements for the Registered Nurse license; licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of Kansas; valid driver's license with acceptable driving record.

One year of nursing experience is preferred, though recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

Johnson County Government requires reference/background screening for all positions. Specified criteria may vary by Department/Agency.

Physical, Environmental, and Special Working Conditions:

All County employees may be called upon to assist other departments/agencies in a declared emergency situation.

Driving Status

Occasional (less than 5%)


Health, Welfare, and Social Services

Job Address

111 S Cherry St, Olathe, Kansas 66061 United States View Map