Corrections Nurse

  • Deschutes County
  • Jail, Oregon
  • May 07, 2024
Full Time CORRECTIONS Public Health
  • Salary: $7,161.24 - $9,596.79 Monthly USD

Job Description


The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County.

We know where you choose to live, work and play matters. Deschutes County is one of the largest employers in Central Oregon and the largest municipal government in the region. Our dedicated and passionate workforce of more than 1,200 employees provide County services in a number of departments, divisions, and offices.

Located in the heart of Central Oregon, between the towering Cascade Mountain Range to the west and the high desert plateau to the east, Deschutes County is the outdoor recreation capital of Oregon. We enjoy a renowned quality of life, with big-city opportunities and small-town neighborhoods.

We hope you’ll consider joining our talented team.

This position provides professional nursing duties in a corrections setting that include physical assessments, verification of medication and treatment, TB testing, documentation of medical care, scheduling, and conducting sick calls. Will also be responsible for communicating with medical, mental health, and public health communities, alcohol and or drug detoxification, administering medications, scheduling out-of-facility physician and dental appointments, maintaining statistics, and resolving medical bills.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provides non-emergency medical services during daily sick call in jail; takes requests for medical services; examines inmates as needed; dispenses treatment; administers medications and injections; collects laboratory samples.
  • Coordinates medical needs of inmates with jail providers; works with providers to assess and treat medical conditions.
  • Assesses medical needs and evaluates medical requirements of inmates.

What You Will Bring:
Knowledge of or experience with:
  • Principles and practices of professional nursing.
Skill in:
  • Responding to stress and medical emergencies with haste and sound judgment.
  • Maintaining medical records and writing clear and concise reports.
  • Communicating effectively in both oral and written form.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with individuals, whether members of the public or coworker, from diverse groups and backgrounds.
*This posting is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function.

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$7,161.24 to $9,596.79 per month for a 182.53 hour work month. Excellent County benefit package when eligible. This union-represented position is available immediately.

Nurses currently work 12 hour shifts and follow our Correction’s team schedule of 4 days on and 4 days off, however shifts may vary. May be required to work 8, 10 or 12 hour shifts including nights, weekends and holidays. Must be available for all shifts including day, swing, and/or graveyard.

Our robust health plan is offered at a minimal cost of $95 per month for employee only or $116 per month for employee plus dependents, which includes an innovative on-site clinic, pharmacy, and wellness and wellbeing services. Additionally, we include life insurance, retirement (PERS), generous paid time-off (14-18 hours/month to start, pro-rated for part-time), holidays, and professional development opportunities. Please click HERE for full benefit details.

This position is open until filled.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associates or Bachelor's degree in nursing;
  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing;
  • OR any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills and knowledge to perform the essential functions of the job.
Must possess an Oregon State Registered Nurse license by date of hire.

Preference will be given for :
  • A Bachelor's degree in nursing;
  • AND one year of experience in a hospital or physician's office. ICU, medical/surgical, or emergency room experience is helpful but not required.

Necessary Special Requirements

Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Oregon driver's license within 30 days of hire date. The employment offer will be contingent upon presentation of an acceptable and verifiable driver's license, pre-employment screening for criminal history, driving history, and controlled substances (NOTE: Positive test results for marijuana use may result in rescission of a contingent offer of employment). This screening must be completed with satisfactory findings in order for a formal offer of employment to be extended.

Must pass a driving record review and criminal history background.
  • A current driver's license and the state of origin are required. Candidates who wish to be considered for this position must include an accurate driver's license number and state of origin on their application under the Personal Information section .

Excellent County benefit package when eligible.
Deschutes Countyoffers eligible employeesa comprehensive healthcare package that covers medical, prescription, dental, and vision coverage at a minimal cost of $95 per month for employee only or $116 per month for employee plus dependents. Coverage becomes effective the first of the month following1month of employment. Included in the health care package is the Deschutes Onsite Clinic (DOC), which provides a wide range of health, wellness, and primary care services to employees and their dependents. The DOC offers convenient hours and no out-of-pocket costs to patients. The DOC Pharmacy is a full service pharmacy available to employees and dependents to have their prescriptions filled at a discounted co-pay. In addition to the health care package, DeschutesCounty provides a generous and comprehensive benefits program to eligible employees.

Employer paid benefit offerings include:
  • Life Insurance for employee and dependents
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Retirement Program through Oregon PERS
  • Time Management Leave
Employee paid voluntary benefit offerings include:
  • 125 Flexible Spending Program
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Program
  • Supplemental Life and Accident Insurance
To learn more about Deschutes County's generous benefit offerings, please visit and click on Employee Benefits.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Base Pay


Job Address

Jail, Oregon United States View Map