LPN Correctional Nurse (Former Employee), Madison, IN – June 24, 2015
A day in corrections was very rewarding. Lots of knowledge in medications for chronic care conditions, assisting the physicians in appointments, exams, EKG's, medical appointments, personal protection training and lots of experiences! This was the best nursing job I have ever had! Only negative I have is once inside the gates, it's a long 12+ hours because the parking lot was too far away and you have to go through the Sally Port to be searched each time which takes time away from breaks.
A typical day here would be busy but fun. Working at a jail some might find scary but honestly it wasn't. I learned a lot about the medications I would pass out and there uses, more then I did in the classroom. I also learned a lot from our densest when I got the rare opportunities to sit in when he worked on our patients teeth. The management in my opinion needs some help at managing there staff to better and to a higher standers. The hardest part was dealing with some of the staff at the jail, mainly the correction officers. I did enjoy working with most of them though. Some would think the hardest part is the patients but they aren't that bad/
EMT-Basic (Former Employee), Ocala, FL – May 5, 2015
Pros: educational expierence
Cons: dealing with the personalitys of the inmates
I was able to work hand in hand with the medical staff and learned a great deal of medical practice that you do not get to see in the emergence field. I was also able to obtain phlebotomy while I was employed.
Data Entry Specialist (Current Employee), Indianapolis, IN – April 12, 2015
I have learned a lot re: Correctional facilities, and how they work. Typical day for me is data entry which I totally enjoy. I get along with my co-workers and we work well together. Management could be better in interacting with employees, communication, which they are working on.
I ran into issue after issue with this company. They didn't seem to have clear answers on anything. Always said they would get back to you but never did. Short staffed and always asking/making everyone stay longer or work extra to make up the difference.
Certified Nurses Assistant (Current Employee), Coxsackie, NY – February 16, 2015
A typical day at work for me is taking care of sick inmates. The staff gets along well. Management is great. They work with you if you have a problem. The most enjoyable part of the job is it's not back breaking work.
Pros: good place to practice and use nursing skills.
Cons: staff with poor boundaries.
Dr.'s and APRN very knowledgable and willing to share this with nurses during clinics. Very good job to learn skills such as wound care,cardiac and other diseases. Hardest part of the job is seeing the repeat drug addicts and mentally ill over and over. Best part is seeing them improve after being off the streets.
Sr. HRIS Analyst (Current Employee), St. Louis – February 4, 2015
Highly customized PeopleSoft 9.0. The People were very down to earth and easy to get along with. Smaller company than what I was use to. That was a challenge since they didn't have a formal process and standards
Health Services Administrator (Current Employee), Florida – January 10, 2015
As a Health Service administrator you are over the entire medical department within a prison. This can be dangerous at times and very rewarding at time. A typical work involves conference calls and reports that are due.
Nurse (Current Employee), Ocala Fl – January 7, 2015
They do not work as a team, management is horrible. Corizon has huge overturn because they do not care about you. Its all about the money for them. You do not even have the basic supplies and equipment you need to do your job. Not even hand soap and paper towels to wash your hands! If you use the paper toweling they tell you they cant get more! And they tell you youre using too many gloves! This place is a joke, corrupt and horibble.
Registered Nurse (Current Employee), Pendleton, IN – December 20, 2014
Pros: direct patient care
Cons: ability to maintain consistency between medical and custody
At the beginning of my work day I am in charge of gathering Health Care Requests Forms the offenders fill out requesting medical treatment. I triage the forms and send them to the appropriate departments. I then obtain the Health care forms that are specific to my area and schedule the nursing triage for day, evening, and night shift. During this process, I am also juggling the the Urgent care schedule and any emergent/urgent situations that walk in. My management is always available to work the floor when assistance is needed. My co-workers are also very team-oriented and ready to step in and assist with any emergent situations. The hardest part of my job would be the constant need to be aware of my surroundings while focusing on my nursing assessment relating to being in a maximum security prison. The most enjoyable part of my job is the constant patient care and ability to incorporate my holistic nursing knowledge in every situation.