Professional Nurse
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - Harnett County, NC

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This position provides professional nursing care and treatment to patients in accordance with medical protocols. Work includes conducting needs assessments; developing, implementing and evaluation treatment plans; and providing patient care and education to inmates in a state correction facility. This position requires sick call assessments, medication administration, phlebotomy sticks, transcribing MD/PA orders, patient education, thorough medical documentation, monitoring and treatment of communicable diseases, and responding to emergencies. Individuals may be required to work all shifts, weekends and holidays with limited clinical supervision. Provide medical care to 988 inmates in a medium custody male facility.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:

Technical Knowledge: knowledge of basic nursing principles and techniques to include physical assessments, clinical judgments, treatment planning, evaluation and emergency care.
Consulting/Advising: ability to provide patient and family information according to departmental policies, regulations, advise, and /or consult staff as needed.
Critical Thinking: Basic ability to implement the nursing process (assess, plan, implement and evaluate) with limited supervision.
Client/customer service: ability to demonstrate a professional caring approach in dealing with patients and families.
Coaching/Mentoring: Ability to provide diseases management information and instructions.

Communication: Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals including inmates, family members, staff, facility management, and medical professional.
Preference will be given to candidates with 1 year experience as a RN, Good computer skills, and experience with: SOAP documentation, infectious disease monitoring and verifying and formulating medical histories.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Licensed to practice as a registered nurse in the state of North Carolina. . . . . .

Supplemental and Contact Information:

Supplemental & Contact Information

The N.C. Department of Public Safety (DPS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages qualified men and women to apply. DPS uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified individuals. Hiring salary will be based on relevant qualifications, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position.

Online applications are only accepted through

It is important that your application include ALL of your relevant education (Including High School) and experience in the Education and Work Experience sections of the application form. Embedded or attached resumes ARE NOT accepted as a substitution for a completed application.

Applicants seeking Veteran’s Preference must attach a DD form 214, Certificate of Release or
Discharge from Active Duty, along with your application.

During the online application process if additional documentation is required, attach the documentation at the bottom of Step 4 in the application process.

Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

If applying for a position certified through the North Carolina Department of Justice-Criminal Justice Standards Division, refer to for specific certification requirements.

Contact information:
Beth Benson