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Registered Nurse (Job Id 15541)

Job ID: 15541
Agency: Department of Health - Correctional Health
Location: Pierre - Women's Prison
Salary: $26.27 - $30.15 per hour, depending on experience. Plus $1.50 night/$1.50 weekend differential and potential for overtime.
Closing Date: 02/16/2021
*** $3,200 Hiring Incentive ***
*** Full state benefits and SDRS retirement (one of the best systems in the USA). ***
Join the field of Correctional Nursing at the South Dakota Women's Prison! We have a full-time position that works three 12-hour shifts per week. Correctional health nurses work autonomously to provide health care to an underserved population in a secure environment. Nurses are involved in diverse cares such as chronic care maintenance, acute cares, emergency response, behavioral health needs, long term and geriatric care, drug and alcohol withdrawal, infirmary care and hospice. These are provided in a clinic environment and also includes specialty cares via Tele-health. Nurses will have a set schedule and be included in a weekend and holiday rotation. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and climb up to five flights of stairs.
The South Dakota Department of Health's programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live, work and play; provide education to help people make good health decisions; prepare for, respond to, and prevent public health threats; and support efforts to enhance quality and accessibility of healthcare. Our services touch the lives of every person in the state of South Dakota.
Please visit our website at for further information about the Department of Health - Correctional Health.
This position is exempt from the Civil Service Act.
Licenses and Certifications:
Must be licensed or be eligible to be licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in South Dakota.  
Questionnaire: Applicants will be required to answer a series of job related questions when submitting an application for this job.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
Strong nursing assessment skill, critical thinking skills, initiative, team oriented, and communication skills.
Knowledge of:
  • the principles and techniques of patient care;
  • hospital and clinic routine and procedures;
  • IV therapy;
  • the care and use of medical equipment and supplies.
Ability to:
  • evaluate client behaviors, symptoms, and effects of medications;
  • follow directions;
  • prepare and maintain records, charts, and reports;
  • apply nursing techniques as delegated by physicians or registered nurses;
  • establish and maintain effective relationships with patients and staff;
  • direct and monitor direct care personnel.
Additional Requirements: Please attach a resume or Curriculum Vitae with three professional references (employer or educational).

Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment. Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of a drug screening.
The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9.

The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.

South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Fax: 605.773.4344
"An Equal Opportunity Employer"