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 AM or PM med pass, and whether all psych meds are watch and swallow. Do you pre-pour meds for your shift? Or do you pop pills out and look at the MAR?
I worked for Corizon for about 3 years. Started out Correctional MedicalServices (CMS). CMS bought out Prison Health Services (PHS) and then renamed the company Corizon. In short Corizon is CMS and PHS combined. Corizon is an acronym for Corrections and Horizon (Corizon).
Staffing seemed to be the main issue and contract adherence. As a contract employee you will almost always have to extend the olive branch to the "state employees".
It is important to know the contract and what is pertinent to your duties. Do not deviate from that unless your supervisor says so. The contract is key, the contract can be modified when significant changes occur and should, so medical staff can easily absorb the changes, and extra duties those changes will make. Ask about the generalities of the contract when you get an interview e.g. staffing ratio, licensed staff versus non-licensed staff, deliverables such as audits/reports, get a feeling of your possible bosses knowledge of the contract, the more they know the better your site will be thus better working environment.
Good luck in your correctional quest. It is challenging, hard, fun, exciting, heartbreaking and worth the while to be part of a team that makes such an impact on society
Last edit by Neats on Mar 8, '13