Institution Registered Nurse Pool - Maclaren Youth Correctional Facility

State Of Oregon Woodburn , OR 97071

Posted 2 weeks ago

Initial Posting Date:


Application Deadline:



Oregon Youth Authority

Salary Range:

6,316.00 - 9,588.00

Position Type:


Position Title:

Institution Registered Nurse pool

  • MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility

Job Description:


Health Services Nurse

  • Institutional Registered Nurse

Woodburn, Oregon


Are you a Registered Nurse looking for your next rewarding opportunity? Consider joining our Health Services division and help us as we operate under the principle that youth need to be healthy in mind and body in order to actively participate in reformation programs. Join our amazing team today!

The Health Services Clinic Nurse promotes and maintains the physical and mental health of the youth in custody committed to an OYA youth correctional facility. This position is responsible for the provision of comprehensive health care services to youth. This position assumes primary responsibility for direct professional nursing care to youth in custody having physical and mental health complaints and develops nursing care plans.


At Oregon Youth Authority (OYA), diversity, equity, and inclusion are more than just words on a page. To meet our mission and live our values as an agency, DEI must be at the heart of all we do. We support cultural competence, develop teams, and cultivate leaders in ways that are equitable to everyone, especially people of color, those who identify as LGBTQ+, or those from other marginalized communities. We are explicit and intentional as we identify resources that all our youth and staff need to grow and prosper. Our DEI work connects closely with our culture of positive human development, with safe and supportive environments where everyone is held accountable and connected to their community. The end goal is to protect the public and reduce crime by holding youth accountable and providing opportunities for reformation in safe environments.

If you are looking to join a team that values individual and cultural differences, with the opportunity to contribute to youth reformation by enriching our workforce with diversity, OYA wants to hear from you! People of color, women, and other members of historically marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply!

Please take a moment to watch this quick video about Oregon Youth Authority, our team and our culture For more information please visit

What's in it for You?

OYA values our employees. We believe that your time outside of the workplace is as valuable as it is inside the workplace. We offer a great work/life balance and a competitive benefits package, including low-cost, high-coverage health insurance, generous time-off, and a competitive retirement plan.

Discover more about working in Oregon state government by clicking here.

Additional Details:

  • Multiple Positions: This recruitment announcement will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill current and future vacancies - permanent, full-time, part-time and temporary positions with varying shifts. When MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility has an opening, your application will be reviewed at that time.

  • Representation: This position is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU/OPEU).

Your Role:

Duties that require direct involvement with the youth:

  • Holds daily sick-call and as-needed evaluations.

  • Performs comprehensive observations and assesses youth's mental and physical condition. Develops nursing care plans when appropriate.

  • Initiates appropriate treatment according to current medical and nursing treatment plans of care.

  • Performs admission screening according to standard procedure.

  • Evaluates youth returning from unauthorized absence and parole violations according to standard procedure.

  • Provides emergency and first aid evaluations and treatment, as required, sustaining vital functions. Refers patients to appropriate emergency provider.

  • Assists medical, dental, psychiatric, and psychological providers with examination and reports.

  • Performs destruction of unused or outdated medication

  • Performs discharge planning functions to ensure continuity of care. Ensures youth is educated regarding health conditions, health care needs and medication prior to discharge.

Provides routine health care as required:

  • Initiates appropriate health care intervention according to health care priorities identified in procedure and standing order protocol.

  • Carries out physician/dentist/nurse practitioner orders, ensuring they are appropriate, by observation and feedback from staff members, youth and youth's family. Evaluates effectiveness of care and adjusts accordingly while being consistent with best practices of the nursing profession.

  • Collects laboratory specimens and samples for testing and analysis.

  • Administers routine blood draws.

  • Provides health care-related patient education.

  • Coordinates youth health care by scheduling services for on-site and community-based services.

Record keeping and Clinic Management Duties:

  • Maintains accurate, legible and complete records of patient care in electronic Medical record (HER) including chart documentation, objective data collection, treatment provided, evaluation of treatment effectiveness, patient education provided, and the writing of nursing care plans.

  • Maintains records security and confidentiality as per Oregon Revised Statutes.

  • Enters essential youth-related health information into Juvenile Justice Information System (JJIS).

  • Maintains appointment schedules for health care providers.

Working Conditions:

  • OYA facilities are tobacco free environments.

  • Shift work in a 24-hour, 7-day a week operation, with night shifts, weekends, holidays, and overtime as required.

  • Frequent exposure to verbal abuse, threats, and dealing with impulsive, rebellious, assaultive youth.

  • The use of reasonable force in the performance of duties or during a disturbance or other emergency situation may be required.

What We Are Looking For:

Possess a valid Oregon Registered Professional Nurse's License at the time of appointment.

Special Qualifications:

  • Possess an active CPR card

Oregon Youth Authority Institutional Registered Nurse are required to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series or have an approved exception to the requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Successful candidates for this position must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exception prior to their first day of employment. Failure to provide proof of full documentation or receipt of an approved exception will lead to withdrawal of the job offer. For more information, visit our policy listed here.

Desired Attributes: We may show preference to candidates whose application materials demonstrate the following:

  • Experience working with an Electronic Health Record System.

  • Knowledge of medical ethics.

  • Experience working in a team environment in a variety of environments and situations.

  • Experience prioritizing and completing work assignments with specified deadlines.

How to apply:

  • If you are applying internally, update your employee Workday profile and submit your application. You can upload your resume and the system will parse your information into the Job History section of your profile.

  • If you are applying through the external job site, you can upload/drag and drop your resume. The system will parse your information into the application-make sure your work experience appears correctly in the application.

  • Complete questionnaire.

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we are here to serve. OYA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be individualized based on merit, competence, performance, and business need.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law." The more diverse we are, the better our work will be.

Applicants with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process. For assistance regarding reasonable accommodation or for alternative format please contact OYA Recruitment at 971-345-1236. Oregon Relay Service can be reached by calling 7-1-1.

Pre-employment Checks:

In keeping with our mission, OYA will conduct a criminal record check, per OAR 416 Division 800, a driving record background check and a vulnerable population abuse and neglect check. Information obtained about an individual is confidential. An individual who refuses to consent to a criminal records/background check shall be disqualified from consideration in the position for which you applied. All applicants are subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as fingerprint based on criminal records check, pre-employment drug screening and/or education verification as required for the position.

In 2003 Congress passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), the first federal civil statue focused specifically on addressing sexual violence in juvenile facilities, jails, prisons, and other facilities. In recognition of the rights, safety, and well-being of the youth we serve you will be asked specific questions about your background to ensure our hiring and promotion practices comply with the National PREA standards.

All OYA employees are required to submit to a two-step TB test to establish a TB free "base line." If offered employment and you accept, OYA will offer you the TB testing, and if you refuse, OYA will require the necessary documentation from your personal health care provider as a condition of employment.

All positions in OYA will require the incumbent to serve as a "mandatory reporter" of child abuse.

Visa Sponsorship:

We do not offer Visa sponsorship. If you are hired, you will be required to fill out the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming you are able to work in the US. OYA uses E-Verify to confirm that applicants are authorized to work in the United States.

Have Additional Questions?:

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