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YesCare Corp Director of Nursing (DON) in Topeka, Kansas

Experience & Requirements

  • Associate degree or RN Diploma required. Bachelor’s degree in Nursing highly preferred.

  • Three (3) to Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in healthcare / nursing administration.

  • Three (3) to Five (5) year of professional nursing experience.

  • Active RN license in state where position is located with unrestricted/non probationary status. Specialty certification desired (i.e., CCHP, ACHE, etc.)

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.

  • Experience using Excel, Word, and Outlook

  • Requires critical thinking, organizational, decisive judgment, communication, good customer service skills. Must be able to handle multiple tasks, be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate actions as needed.

  • Must always follow Corizon and departmental policies and procedures.

  • Subject to initial and ongoing security clearance requirement.

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.


Below is a list of your responsibilities as a Director of Nursing (DON) with YesCare:

  • Supervises all nursing staff, unlicensed assistive personnel and designated ancillary medical healthcare staff.

  • Oversees departmental budgets and maintains healthcare supplies and medication management.

  • Reports to higher management within the healthcare facility

  • Maintaining high standards of care for all patients

  • Manages patients’ data and medical records as confidential records.

  • Communicates with doctors, patients, and family members about patient healthcare needs.

  • Recruiting, training, and onboarding new nursing staff and unlicensed assistive personnel. Participates in screening interviews with candidates for basic knowledge, skills and fit within the corrections environment.

  • Providing ongoing education classes related to nursing and associated healthcare topics. Coordinates and monitors orientation, in-service, and continuing education for nursing and ancillary personnel to enhance performance levels.

  • Implements and monitors new procedures and training nurses on policies and procedures.

  • Implements appropriate work structure and processes to accomplish goals for patient care specific to contract requirements and healthcare policy and procedures.

  • Assists and supports professional and paraprofessional nursing staff in provision of patient care.

  • Develops and maintains monthly schedule for nursing staff and nursing support staff and ensures that sufficient number of nursing staff are scheduled on each shift with the appropriate skill level.

  • Ensures nursing practice conforms to state licensure, accreditation, and regulatory agency requirements in the clinical setting.

  • Acts as a liaison with other operating units, agencies, and outside officials.

  • Ensures that nursing records are correctly maintained.

  • Monitors and maintains the continuous quality improvement program. Identifies trends and/or gaps in care and plays active role in continuous quality improvement activities or projects.

  • Demonstrates accountability for ensuring an environment where professional conflict resolution is valued.

  • Demonstrates objectivity, thoroughness, insightfulness, and probing behaviors when approaching problems.

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

  • Other duties as assigned by management.

YesCare Benefits

  • 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!!!

As the correctional healthcare pioneer and leader for 40 years,YesCareprovides client partners with high quality healthcare and reentry services that will improve the health and safety of our patients, break the cycle of recidivism and better the communities where we live and work.


  • 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

  • Referral Bonuses – Refer a friend and get paid!

  • Advancement Opportunities

  • Competitive Wages

  • Performance Incentive

Our Vision

YesCareleads the industry by providing comprehensive healthcare and reentry services that improve the communities where we live and work.

Our Mission

YesCareembraces a recovery model of care. This means identifying and treating underlying conditions to support healthier and safer living while incarcerated and a better quality of life in our communities. In partnership with our clients, we deliver

solution-oriented care.

Our Values

  • Safety. We put safety first through preparation and prevention.

  • Motivation. We are driven by the desire to improve outcomes.

  • Accountability. We set high standards and hold our people to them.

  • Respect. We embrace our differences as we work toward common goals.

  • Teamwork. We achieve more together.

  • Evaluation. We use data to constantly monitor results.

  • Readjustment. We refine our practices to consistently achieve better outcomes.

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ID 2022-12316

Job Locations US-KS-Topeka

Category Clinical & Operations Leadership

Position Type Regular Full-time

Shift / Schedule Day

Location ID 90068