Why Work for the State of Michigan?
- Competitive Salaries
- Some jobs may qualify for shift differential pay and/or prison pay of $0.40 to $0.50 per hour
- Some facilities may qualify for a $5,000 signing payment
- Career Advancement
- Vacation, Sick, and School and Community Leave
- Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
Long-Term Disability, Long-Term Care, Flexible Spending Accounts
- Deferred Compensation Plans 457 and 401(k) including contribution and employer match up to total of 7%
- Twelve Paid Holidays and Day Off for Major Elections
- Paid Parental Leave-Provides eligible individuals up to 12 weeks of paid leave immediately following birth or adoption of a child.
Registered Nurse positions have various job responsibilities and functions within this agency. Depending on the assignment, the RN works in an Inpatient, Outpatient, or Residential Treatment Program in a correctional facility or as part of Corrections Mental Health Program. The employee may be hired for a specific area and assigned to any or all ambulatory or inpatient settings within the complex or facility.
Registered Nurse P11 is an experienced-level nurses, performing a broad range of nursing duties. No specific experience is required.
Registered Nurse 12 function as a senior worker or as emergency/clinic nursing services specialist. One year of experience as a RN is required; or, a master's or bachelor's degree in nursing and six months of experience as a RN.
Duties of senior level positions may include:
Duane Waters Health Care Facility -This is a senior Registered Nurse position that requires advanced clinical decision-making skills and judgment. The senior level RN is a member of the interdisciplinary health care team. He/she provides direct patient care independently on all units of the hospital. The senior level RN is expected to initiate and sustain life saving care and measures as appropriate, as well as perform the full range of clinical nursing duties. The complexity of the work exceeds written, established methods and procedures often available and, therefore, the senior level RN is expected to exercise considerable independent judgment in selecting the most appropriate course of action. The RN 12 functions with minimal supervision in the provision of total patient care on the inpatient units. He/she will function as "Charge Nurse" in the absence of the RN Manager 12 or RN Manager 13. The job requires daily contact with prisoners whose security levels will range from minimum to maximum. This position is subject to random drug and alcohol screening.
Ambulatory Care, Prison Facility -This is a senior Registered Nurse position which requires advanced clinical decision making skills and judgment. The senior level RN is first, and sometimes the only, health care professional to assess and/or treat correctional prisoners. It is the senior level RN who determines the need for and timeliness of an appropriate referral to the physician or other provider. He/she is the only health care professional expected to independently perform the full range of their duties in any setting, including housing units, camps, transport vehicles, ambulances, etc. In any and all settings, the senior level RN is expected to initiate and sustain life-saving care and measures as appropriate, as well as perform the full range of clinical nursing duties. The complexity of the work exceeds written, established methods and procedures often available and therefore the senior level RN nurse is expected to exercise considerable independent judgment in selecting the most appropriate course of action. The nurse at this level works as an emergency clinic nurse, an inpatient staff nurse, a mental health nurse, or an as ambulatory clinic nurse. The employee may be hired for a specific area and assigned to any or all ambulatory or inpatient settings within the complex or facility.
Positions are located at various correctional facilities throughout the state. You may select your preferred work location and shift availability under the supplemental questions listed on the posting when you apply.
- Adrian (Gus Harrison Correctional Facility) * signing bonus see below
- Coldwater (Lakeland Correctional Facility)
- Detroit (Detroit Detention Center)
- Ionia (Bellamy Creek, Ionia Maximum, Michigan Reformatory, Richard Handlon Correctional Facilities) *signing bonus see below
- Jackson (Charles Egeler, Cooper Street and Parnall Correctional Facilities)
- Jackson (*G. Robert Cotton) *signing bonus see below
- Jackson (Duane Waters Health Center) *signing bonus see below
- Lapeer (Thumb Correctional Facility)
- New Haven (Macomb Correctional Facility)
- Whitmore Lake (Woodland Correctional Facility) * signing bonus see below
- Ypsilanti (Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility) * signing bonus see below
Required Education and Experience
Registered Nurse P11-13
Possession of a diploma, associate's, bachelor's, or master's degree in nursing
accepted for licensure by the Michigan Board of Nursing.
Registered Nurse P11
No specific type or amount is required.
Registered Nurse 12
One year of experience equivalent to a Registered Nurse
Alternate Education and Experience
Alternate Education and Experience
Registered Nurse 12
Possession of a master's degree in nursing or possession of a bachelor's degree in
nursing and six months of experience equivalent to a Registered Nurse P11 may be
substituted for the experience requirement.
Additional Requirements and Information
Your application will remain on file for six months. If you are interested after the six months period, you must reapply.
PLEASE NOTE: New Hires for facilities identified (*) will receive a one-time signing bonus of $5,000. The bonus will be paid out as $1,500 gross pay adjustment on the employee's first pay warrant and the remaining $3,500 will be paid upon completion of one year (2,080 hours) of satisfactory service. If the employee leaves within one year of the appointment, they will be required to pay back the entire bonus.
If you have questions or need assistance uploading and/or attaching your documents, please call the Office of Career Services at 800-788-1766. The Department of Corrections may screen out job applicants who have been convicted of a felony in accordance with Public Act 191 of 2017. Applicants who have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony are ineligible for employment with the Department of Corrections until satisfactory completion of any sentence imposed, including parole or probation.
**** REQUIRED INFORMATION: Employment in the state classified service demands a high degree of loyalty and imposes high ethical standards on employees to ensure the integrity of state government and maintain effective services. All employees must meet these ethical standards and all appointing authorities are obligated to enforce these ethical standards.
As part of this effort all employees are required to report any possible conflict of interest, please review the information and be prepared to respond to questions related to the information in your application. Ethical Standards and Conduct (Note: you do not need to fill out the form)
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