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YesCare Corp Behavioral Health RN in Louisville, Kentucky

Experience & Requirements

  • Registered Nurse licensed within state of employment, license must be in good standing.

  • Experience in providing services to a mentally ill and/or correctional population preferred.

  • Must follow all applicable technical instructions and health services bulletins.

  • CPR certification.

A background check, security clearance and drug screening are required for this role.

YesCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with federal and state employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, Vietnam era veteran, or disabled Veteran status. EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans.


Responsible to coordinate and provide nursing services to inmates of the Competency Restoration Unit in accordance with established policies and procedures of the Unit, the policies, and procedures of the Health Services Unit, and consistent with recognized nursing standards.

The jail-based competency restoration program aims to restore individuals’ to competency to stand trial by increasing the participant’s rational and factual understanding of the legal process, enhancing their ability to effectively consult with legal counsel, improving awareness and consideration of their respective pending charges and potential legal implications, and providing effective and prompt psychiatric rehabilitation, and medication evaluation and monitoring in a therapeutic and safe milieu.

Below is a list of your responsibilities as a Behavioral Health RN with YesCare:

  • Assist in ensuring 24-hour coverage nursing services of Competency Restoration Unit and appropriate provision of clinical treatment.

  • Coordinates Competency Restoration Unit sick call to ensure nurse triage and appropriate referral for physician follow-up.

  • Clinical duties include:

    • Psychiatric and physician orders are implemented in a timely, clinically effective manner.

    • Medications are administered and monitored in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Competency Restoration Unit.

    • Inmates admitted to the Competency Restoration Unit receive Initial Nursing Assessment upon admission to the unit or as soon as the inmate’s condition permits.

    • Changes in an inmate’s functioning and critical incidents are documented in the Medical Record.

    • Nursing Discharge Summary is completed when inmate transferred from Competency Restoration Unit.

  • Assists in coordination of psychiatric services to ensure psychiatrist is informed of psychotropic medication compliance, changes in inmate functioning and results of laboratory testing in a timely manner.

  • Provide group activities for inmates related primarily to health and wellness .

  • Ensure Medication Administration Records (MARS) are maintained and updated.

  • Abides by the security regulations and confidentiality of inmate information requirements of the facility.

  • Monitors medical supplies to facilitate appropriate inventory and ordering.

  • Interrelates and works effectively with Health Services staff, prison staff and CMS administrative staff.

  • Conduct regular tabletop and cell-side/bedside rounds.

  • Perform team-based assessments and clinical interventions

  • Complies with employee standards of CMS and applicable employee standards of the facility. Compliance includes, but is not limited to, the maintenance of a working environment and personal appearance consistent with professional responsibilities, development of harmonious working relationships, and timely notification of supervisory personnel of absences from institution.

YesCare Benefits (only applicable for full-time positions)

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Life and Disability Insurance

  • Generous PTO plan

  • 401k with matching funds

  • Employee Discount and Rewards Program

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Continuing Education Reimbursement

About YesCare Health

Correctional healthcare is not just a job. It’s a calling.

By choosing a career with YesCare, you are choosing the opportunity to truly make a difference in the health, well-being, and future of the patients you serve. We take pride in being a pioneer provider of correctional healthcare. As a YesCare professional, you have access to the resources and support to enhance your skills, build a solid foundation to reach your career potential, and contribute to the care and well-being of an underserved population. There is no greater calling. Join YesCare today and be part of our legacy of innovation and clinical expertise.

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ID 2024-18103

Job Locations US-KY-Louisville

Category Behavioral/Mental Health

Position Type Regular Part-time

Shift / Schedule Variable

Location ID 90065