You became a nurse for a reason. Are you looking for a healthcare setting where you can not only make a difference, but be the difference? Look no further: Centurion Health offers a myriad of rewarding nursing jobs in unique settings, from director of nursing to a nursing assistant. Team up with Centurion Health today to find your new, fulfilling career.
Joining Centurion Health as a correctional nurse involves delivering exceptional care in correctional and government settings across the nation. Unlike healthcare positions in the public sector, a career in correctional nursing enables you to support individuals who truly value and rely on your assistance.
Now 8,000+ professionals strong, TeamCenturion provides essential medical and behavioral health care to those who wouldn’t otherwise have access. In doing so, our team of compassionate professionals makes a powerful impact on our patients and our communities.
When you become a TeamCenturion nurse, you can expect many of the similar duties and responsibilities of practicing nursing in a non-correctional setting. Centurion Health’s nurses work as members of a multi-disciplinary team of care providers and support staff. Working in correctional settings can be stressful, so Centurion Health takes extra effort to ensure staff enjoy a positive professional experience with a sense of work/life balance.
Testimonials from TeamCenturion
I like corrections because it is always a challenge, you never know what is going to come in from day-to-day, and I feel like we make a difference.
What I love is showing this population humanity. Letting them know that I am there to provide the best quality care that they can receive.
Regional Nurse Educator
Switching over from travel nursing to Centurion provided me with all of the benefits: 401K, time-off, insurance, etc. and it is great having a place to call home.
I have always felt safer working in a corrections environment.
Director of Nursing
The reason why I like Centurion is they gave me the opportunity to have my first management position.
Director of NursingFlorida
Correctional nursing has allowed me to see things from a different perspective. I have found true passion and gratification in caring for this special population.
Statewide Director of NursingTennessee
Correctional nursing has been the most challenging and fulfilling adventure of my professional life. It has been an honor to care for our patients and hear their stories. I am grateful for the opportunities I have been afforded along the way.
Director of NursingIndiana
Be Part of The Solution
Centurion Health strives to solve the broad societal challenges that lead to high levels of incarceration. Often, it is inside a correctional facility where many persons finally receive the proper diagnostic and treatment services they so desperately need. The demand for healthcare services in correctional settings is high, and most patients embrace the services offered to them. As correctional healthcare professionals, we believe we are serving where our services are needed most.
A Great Need
Over 2 million individuals annually are incarcerated in prisons and detention centers across the United States. We work to bring health equity to them.
Individuals with a history of criminal justice interactions tend to have more significant and advanced chronic diseases, mental health illness, and advanced dental disease. Clinicians with good skills and cultural competency are needed.
Those who become justice-involved have higher rates of trauma and repetitive trauma, be it physical, sexual, emotional, or mental. Our approaches integrate trauma-informed models.
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Search our database of available positions to get started today. Together, we can transform our communities for the better by going beyond patient care.
Hours are far more stable than in a standard hospital setting.
Our team is made up of genuinely compassionate and supportive individuals who bring a positive and collaborative approach to the workplace.
Every facility has an exhaustive list of security measures to ensure the safety of you and your team at all times.
Safe. Supportive. Rewarding.
There are a lot of misconceptions about providing healthcare in correctional facilities, and we’d like to clear those up. As a corrections nurse, you aid individuals facing challenges in a unique setting. However, safety of all in the facilities is a top priority and patients are thankful for the care provided. You witness the direct impact of your service and can leave work each day with the satisfaction of knowing you’ve made a meaningful difference.
Incarcerated persons must be afforded access to medical, dental, and behavioral health services provided by qualified healthcare professionals and services are held to similar standards as healthcare services in the community. Services are typically provided on site in the healthcare clinic areas of correctional facilities by teams of physicians, dental professionals, nurses, mental health professionals, and other healthcare providers across the broad spectrum of healthcare specialties. Services include primary care clinics, chronic care clinics, dental services, urgent care services, psychiatry, psychology, and physical and other rehabilitative therapies, patient education, and more. Patients requiring highly specialized services or hospitalization are transported to hospitals and specialists in the community.
Incarcerated persons have often had little or no access to healthcare services prior to incarceration and can present with a wide range of complex needs and coexisting conditions, making their initial contact with healthcare staff a key component to their initial screening and placement within the correctional system. The safety and security protocols of correctional facilities take precedence over all else, which can sometimes interfere with the delivery of healthcare services. However, healthcare professionals working in correctional facilities are viewed as key personnel and vital to the day to day operations of a correctional facility. Some of the biggest challenges in correctional healthcare include managing the complex healthcare needs of a large inmate population, ensuring safety and security, and addressing mental health issues.
Healthcare in correctional facilities goes beyond patient care and is part of a larger effort to rehabilitate incarcerated persons and prepare them for their successful return to the community. Many incarcerated persons have complex medical and/or mental health needs that will persist after their release, making the role of the healthcare professionals key to their long-term success after release.
Your New Beginning
Are you ready to start fresh and provide healthcare services that go beyond patient care, making a real and positive difference in the lives of those you serve?
In the corrections field, you’ll address the critical needs of individuals requiring your expertise. Whether you’re a psychiatric nurse practitioner, registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, or a certified nursing assistant, we have an opportunity for you. Join Centurion Health today and become a valued member of TeamCenturion.