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by miteacher

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Has anyone worked for Corizon? Please share your experience, good or bad. Recently we switched from Wexford Health to Corizon. So far, I dont hear anything good. I am also curious about how many peoole you pass meds to on a... Read More


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    Interesting philosophy, than it in the field of so-called 'corrections', that you all refer to the inmates as 'offenders'. That's a great daily boost to their self esteem, a good way to promote 'corrections', and to help people move on past their trangressions. Not to mention, also, we all know that only truly guilty people are in prisons, right? Because in America, innocent people are never put in prison, no way. Aside from that I just got an unsolicited email from a prison contract nursing agency, telling me they are recruiting for Wasco and Pelican Bay. I almost wet my pants. I cannot fathom being locked up in a prison for 8 hours a day, for any amount of money. Also- where did they get my real name, my email address, and my license type? Privacy rights, my arse.
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    UH-OH! I was just sent another link, to CA state prison system healthcare. I opened it. I almost fell off my chair. LVN starting pay at Folsom is up to $4300/month, with $4000 in bonuses during the first 9 months, 14 paid holidays, plus PTO and vacation and etc.? And over $5000/month in the Bay area slammers? Maybe it's time to hit the BIG HOUSE, after all? I guess money talks, but I can't figure out where it comes from since CA is already about 20 billion in debt??
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    Quote from mlbluvr
    Interesting philosophy, than it in the field of so-called 'corrections', that you all refer to the inmates as 'offenders'. That's a great daily boost to their self esteem, a good way to promote 'corrections', and to help people move on past their trangressions. Not to mention, also, we all know that only truly guilty people are in prisons, right? Because in America, innocent people are never put in prison, no way. Aside from that I just got an unsolicited email from a prison contract nursing agency, telling me they are recruiting for Wasco and Pelican Bay. I almost wet my pants. I cannot fathom being locked up in a prison for 8 hours a day, for any amount of money. Also- where did they get my real name, my email address, and my license type? Privacy rights, my arse.
    First of all, you generalize and say 'you all' call them offenders. If you would read the posts again, most of us call them inmates. Those that call them offenders call them that because that is what their state has told them to call them, it is not a personal choice.

    I do not think you should apply for a job at a prison even though the pay is good. Based on your posts, it is doubtful that you will like it or that you would be successful at it. There must be a specialty in nursing that you like, why not work in that area? Many nursing jobs, especially in CA, have a high rate of pay.

    Correctional nursing is a speciaty in itself. Like any other area of nursing, there is the good and the bad. The majority of nurses that work in corrections do it because that is the specialty area that we like. We are professionals, and are proud of the job that we do in spite of people like you who put us down because we provide medical and mental health care to inmates.

    Where do nursing agencies get your infomaton? Regardless of which area of nursing they are recruiting for, I would bet they got it from your State Board of Nursing. There are no nursing registries or agencies that contract only to prisons. Visit their website and you will see all of the areas of nursing that they are recruiting for.
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    I work in MO at a jail, but I call my patients....patients. I love my job and the challenge of the population that I choose to work with. I do pass meds in Pods, and I go to the patients. I take a med cart with my MARs and patient specific meds. We also have a large selection of stock medications. I check every patient's mouth regardless of what they are taking. I received a $2.50 raise from what I was receiving at the hospital. What I did not realize that I would also would be gaining is autonomy. I am trusted to use my nursing judgement everyday, and I believe that this job is preparing me for becoming a FNP in the future.
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    By far the worst company I have ever worked for - PROFIT PROFIT PROFIT; i live in minnesota and usually people are treated more professionally here as opposed to naughty children; seriously look up their lawsuits in different states - stillwater in minnesota for one - unfortunately nobody does anything about them because they save the county / state money and the general public thinks - they are criminals so who cares? My thought if we choose to put them in cages then we OWE them basic medical care. Corizon is very good about documenting the so called care - BE VERY AFRAID!
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    as an LPN I worked Acute Rehab(till they went to RN only), LTC, and recently started at Corizon down here in FL... I really like Corizon so far, management is very fair and pushes to help you with success. It is Nursing so it isn't easy, but I leave my shift exhausted and in a relatively good mood everyday I work, where as in the nursing homes. I left so stressed out and depressed that it drug with me through the whole day. their is far better coworker interaction at the corizon facility that I work at than any LTC I have set foot in. Personally I really enjoy it, but as in all Nursing.. not all nursing enviroments are for everybody.
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    Anybody here worked for Corizons in Fl ? Namely in Gainesville or Lake Butler ?

    I recently got got a call back for an interview with them and as a new grad, I'm in a bit excited but uncertain as well.
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    Quote from mlbluvr
    Interesting philosophy, than it in the field of so-called 'corrections', that you all refer to the inmates as 'offenders'. That's a great daily boost to their self esteem, a good way to promote 'corrections', and to help people move on past their trangressions. Not to mention, also, we all know that only truly guilty people are in prisons, right? Because in America, innocent people are never put in prison, no way. Aside from that I just got an unsolicited email from a prison contract nursing agency, telling me they are recruiting for Wasco and Pelican Bay. I almost wet my pants. I cannot fathom being locked up in a prison for 8 hours a day, for any amount of money. Also- where did they get my real name, my email address, and my license type? Privacy rights, my arse.
    We refer to them as "inmates". Right now I work in a prison so they have been convicted. Honstly, nobody cares if they move past their transgressions... we didn't make them do what they did to get here and they certainly didn't end up here by holding their halos too high. Do you not work in a correctional facility? I mean, the caliber of people that correctional nurses mostly work with on a daily basis are scumbags anyways. Murders, rapists, sex offenders, etc... When you go to work do people masturbate in front of you? Do they cuss at you and all you every name in the book? Do they throw feces at the door? Do they threaten you because you can't give them the medication that they want? Do they hang from the ceiling and scream? Do they cut on themselves intentionally so that they can get psychotropic drugs that they want to make the time go by faster and numb them from the day to day operations? It's a different ball game in corrections. Until you have worked it, you wouldn't, or couldn't understand. As far as being locked up for 8-12 hrs... it doesn't bother me. It takes a minute to get out of the gates in the mornings because officers and medical are both coming on together and there is a process that each one has to go through when coming into the facility, but other than that, no problem. Corrections isn't for everyone, but for some, it's perfect for us to chose to work this "not so easy" nursing path.


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