Nursing professionals, like you, have discovered a rewarding career in correctional medicine. California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) is redefining care in our state’s correctional facilities through a strong focus on nursing standards and practices, quality management, and collaboration across multidisciplinary teams.
Within CCHCS’ Nursing Services based in our Elk Grove Headquarters Campus, you will:
Implement and monitor statewide nursing programs
Provide program consultation for nursing practices, procedures, and standards
Evaluate the effectiveness of complex nursing practices
Travel to assigned institutions and perform onsite health care program monitoring and assessments
To thrive in this position, you must possess:
Current CA RN license
Three years’ experience in nursing/psychiatric nursing. This experience must include direct care of developmentally disabled, psychiatric, and/or adult inmate or youthful offender patients.
Additional minimum qualifications needed can be met via one of the following paths:
Two years’ administrative experience comparable to an assistant coordinator of nursing services at a large facility for the developmentally disabled; hospital for the developmentally or mentally disabled; and/or acute/subacute care correctional facility.
One year experience as a nursing consultant or as a director of nursing education/psychiatric nursing in an accredited state mental hospital/developmental center or nurse training program with responsibility for instruction of students at various nursing practice levels.
Three years’ experience as a nursing consultant with BSN from an accredited school of nursing; and MSN, preferably in nursing administration.
One year of additional experience in an administrative or consultative capacity may be substituted for the MSN.
In return for your efforts, we offer all of the benefits and security of employment with the State of California, including:
Generous paid time off and holiday schedule
A variety of medical, dental, and vision insurance options
State of California pension that vests in five years
Robust 401(k) and 457 retirement plans-tax defer up to $48,000 per year
California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) was established to oversee and provide a constitutionally appropriate level of health care in all 35 adult prisons operated by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation throughout California. To fulfill this mission, we have improved our day-to-day health care operations ensuring that our patients have timely access to safe, efficient medical care.