Registered Nurse - Juvenile Detention Centers

at Christiana Care Health System in Milford, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Juvenile Detention Centers is looking for a Registered Nurse to assumes responsibility and accountability for youth in detention centers in Delaware




Perform nursing assessments and collect data on adolescent patients on admission and sick call. Manage patients within scope of practice with referral to physician or advanced practice nurse as required. Evaluate plan of care including patient response and outcomes according to established standards.

Assess patient knowledge deficits, identify learning needs, and provide appropriate patient education. Establish and maintain a sound knowledge base of nursing care necessary for patient population.

Respond effectively to emergencies and patient crisis situations.

Adhere to universal precautions, established infection control practices, and established safety policies and procedures. Utilize effective verbal and written communication skills with patients, management, physicians and the interdisciplinary health care team.

Navigating the FOCUS system that provides tracking of medication prescribed for children in detention. Gathering the information needed regarding medications prescribed and enter the medication information into FOCUS.

Accessing and maintaining the LIMS STD system through the Delaware Public Health Lab.

Preparing charts/ information for Psychiatrist to perform Tele-Psych weekly.

Completing yearly Vaccines for Children (VFC) trainings and keeping temperature logs up to date in the Log Tag System, reporting any temperature outside of the required range immediately.

Maintaining stock supplies/medications as well as their expiration dates, disposing of properly when necessary.

Performance Based Standards monthly reports as well as PBS injury reports as needed.

Manage patient medication and administer dispensation safely and effectively.

Interpret test values and report abnormal values with follow-up in accordance with specific guidelines. Maintain required credentials of CPR, mandatory inservice education and required continuing education.

Demonstrate skills and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to adolescent patients, including knowledge of growth and development, the ability to obtain and interpret information to identify patient needs, and to provide the care needed.

Perform other related duties as required.


Work Hours

The RN would be required to do 12 hrs shifts and alsowork every other weekends. This is a full time time role 40hrs a week.


Locations :  Ferris School/ NCCDC/Stevenson House


Education and License Requirement


A graduate of a state approved or National League of Nursing accredited School of Nursing

RN license or eligible for licensure in the state Delaware

Two years' experience as a RN, physician office experience preferred

BSN preferred; ADN considered with agreement of completion of BSN in 3 years



EEO Statement:

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.


Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

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Job Posting: 846185

Posted On: Sep 18, 2021

Updated On: Sep 25, 2021