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- by ThinkAgain Sep 20, '12I'm sorry, maybe I sound ridiculous, but I am new at this and have absolutely no clue how to get a job in correctional nursing. How did you get the job? I searched the DOC website in my state, but they don't have any RN openings.
Where do I go from here?
- Sep 20, '12 by IdrilRNFind out who the company is that provides medical care for the DOC. I just got hired on per diem at my local prison. It's not through the DOC it's through an out side company. Could be as easy as calling the prison, asking for medical and speak with someone and find out which company.
- Sep 20, '12 by ThinkAgainThank you so much for your reply.
Oh, so its a medical company? I thought it was the government that provided care for DOC.
I called one staffing agency but they told me I would only be able to work in med/surg because that is the only field I have experience in
- Sep 21, '12 by cchezem15Depending on where you live it might be through an outside source. Here in Texas it's through UTMB
- Sep 22, '12 by ThinkAgainHi, thank you for replying )) I'm in Oklahoma.
- Sep 23, '12 by sunshines66It does depend on where you are. There are federal and state prisons and county jails. All are different and positions are filled differently at each. There are some nursing agencies that staff prisons too.
- Sep 24, '12 by ThinkAgainIs it even possible for an RN to get a job in this field???? Everyone wants LPNs.
- Sep 24, '12 by IdrilRNYes it is possible for RN's. I just got hired on perdiem. And will often be the only RN on besides the charge nurse.
- Sep 24, '12 by ThinkAgainQuote from IdrilRNYes it is possible for RN's. I just got hired on perdiem. And will often be the only RN on besides the charge nurse.
Hi, how did you get hired? Did you call jail/prison directly? Or was it through an agency?
I keep calling DOC facilities, they keep transfering me to some full mailboxes, where I can't even leave a message
- Sep 24, '12 by MulticollinearityAsk to speak with the health administrator. The person in charge of all things medical.