Registered Nurse, Juvenile Detention Center

Job Summary

Registered Nurse (RN) positions at a juvenile detention facility in Concord, NC. This is a 32-bed facility with a male and female youth population ranging in ages 12-18.


  • Up to 16-week renewable assignments
  • Monday-Friday
  • Approximately 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • No on-call
  • No overtime
  • Must attend HERO training
  • Correctional, public health, or mental health nurse experience a PLUS!
  • This is a non-crisis pay position

Description of Work

  • Perform all health care services admission requirements per policy ad procedure to include venipuncture, vaccine administration, TST placement, intake assessment, admission labs, and form/documentation completion.
  • Verify any medication that the juveniles have with them upon entering the facility, assessing its validity and necessity (i.e., contacting a prescribing healthcare provider and/or pharmacist). Address and resolve issues with prescribed medications to include contacting prescribing providers, communication with parent/guardian, and Juvenile Court Counselors.
  • Manage clinics for primary care and psychiatric care, when applicable to include scheduling clinic times, provider order transcription, medication order processing, managing clinic flow, creating a schedule for appointments, and communicating with facility staff.
  • Process medication inventory and deliveries from contractual pharmacy vendor to include reconciliation with provider orders and inventory delivered specifically to each juvenile prescribed medication.
  • Prepare and administer medication as prescribed by a practitioner who is licensed in NC to administer or prescribed drugs in the course of his/her professional practice and monitor/audit UAP who are trained to administer medication.
  • Administer and/or delegate administration of non-prescribed medications per provider orders.
  • Be available for telephone consultation and emergency consultation at other times as determined by the nurse supervisor, facility director, or Health Services Manager.
  • Keep required records related to the health of the juveniles, documenting all services, treatments, and mediations rendered or coordinated.
  • Provide counseling for medical illnesses, treatments, preventive care, hygiene, HIV, and STDs for juveniles.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary team meetings focused on care management for the juveniles within the facility setting.
  • Notify juvenile's parents/guardians and the responsible agency in case of serious illness, surgery, injury, or death. Coordinate this with the facility nurse supervisor and/or clinical director.
  • RNs shall comply with the facility's dress code.
  • RNs will report to the Director of Juvenile Health Care Services, Regional Nurse Supervisor, or their designee.
  • RNs shall be required to record time of arrival, departure, and lunches in their designated area.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Active/Clear Nurse Licensure by the NC State Board of Nursing
  • Minimum 1-year experience
  • Correctional, public health, or mental health nurse experience a PLUS!
  • Competence in assessment skills, managing clinic flow, reviewing and teaching about medications, assessing and responding to emergencies or emergent health issues both on-site and as phone triage
  • Direct care experience within the previous year
  • Active/Clear BLS (American Heart Association)
  • Experience working with electronic medical records, email, and computer literate
  • Successful completion of competency testing, drug screen, background check, and other agency screening/application requirements
  • Successful completion of other client screening/application requirements


  • Excellent pay
  • Weekly payroll
  • Direct deposit
  • Employee benefits: 401-K, Vacation, Healthcare, Dental
  • Referral Program
  • Ask your Talent Acquisition Specialist for additional benefits and further details