The Metro Nashville Public Health Department (MPHD) is seeking an individual with a passion for ensuring that persons incarcerated in Davidson County are provided the best possible health care. Be part of the exciting field of correctional health care by monitoring the program effectiveness and contract compliance of the private firm that provides health care services to those most in need. Health care services are based on recommendations from the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) and the American Corrections Association (ACA).
Observes and documents the day-to-day administration of medical care and treatment provided by the private contractor and its nursing staff, including: Physical and mental health assessments.
Medication administration and monitoring.
Sick call – triage of inmate healthcare requests.
Care for individuals with chronic health conditions.
Performance in response to health emergencies within the facility.
Status and compliance with correctional staff health education requirements.
Monitors private contractor’s performance and cooperation with correctional facilities’ efforts to maintain American Corrections Association accreditation; monitors contractor’s compliance with NCCHC/ACA requirements concerning all medical, mental and dental health care provided to inmates in custody.
Graduation from an accredited (4) four-year college or university and one (1) year of responsible, full-time employment in public administration, business administration, public health administration, public health sanitation, public health nursing, public health education, or other appropriate field
One (1) year of graduate study in public health administration, public administration, or health education may be substituted for one (1) year of experience
A minimum of seven (7) years of increasingly responsible experience in the areas of public health administration, public administration, public health sanitation, or business administration, of which at least one (1) year within the past three (3) years must have been in an administrative or supervisory capacity.
Candidates with accreditations earned in a foreign institute are encouraged to apply, however at the present time MPHD is not sponsoring individuals through any of the US Government’s employment-based immigration programs.
Valid class “D” driver’s license, use of personal vehicle, and maintenance of valid personal vehicle insurance as required by Tennessee Law.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Nursing, Behavioral Health, Public Health or Criminal Justice related field (social work, psychology, counseling or related field).
Registered Nurse (RN) with three (3) years of experience in the practical application of public health, behavioral health, and community collaboration principles.