Saskatchewan Corrections is looking for new employees to join our team and contribute to a safer province. If you are looking for an exciting and rewarding career in a collaborative and interesting environment, then a career in Corrections might be the career for you. If you are an Registered Nurses (RN), Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) and you are interested in changing lives, Saskatchewan Corrections is looking to expand in our adult and youth custody facilities, in Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert.
As a nurse with Corrections, you will join a collegial, dynamic and diverse team of highly dedicated professionals who believe in their abilities and the impact they can have on changing lives. You will provide offenders with effective health services that encourage individual responsibility, promote healthy reintegration, and contribute to safe communities.
What do Correctional Nurses do?
Nursing care within Saskatchewan Corrections is delivered by highly dedicated professionals such as RN, RPN, and LPN. Using a combination of professional training, ethics and personal attributes, our nurses contribute to improving offender health by providing a wide range of health care services.
This is accomplished through providing:
- Comprehensive health assessment and screening upon admission to identify past and current medical/mental health concerns including risk behaviours;
- Immunization programs;
- Treatment of chronic conditions and infectious conditions consistent with community standards;
- Education for offenders throughout their sentence on infectious diseases and healthy lifestyle choices; and
- Advocate to ensure rehabilitation resources for offenders returning to community.
Nurses in corrections work in a variety of settings and specialize in a wide range of areas, including:
- Emergency medical services;
- Pre- and post-natal care;
- Acute and chronic disease care;
- Community and public health;
- End-of-life care;
- Mental health services; and
- Substance abuse disorders.
Correctional nurses autonomously make decisions based on their experience, clinical judgement, and assessment skills. As a nurse, you will be part of a large, multi-disciplinary team dedicated to helping offenders in their rehabilitation. By focusing on improving the mental and physical health of the offenders in adult and youth custody facilities, you will be contributing to their successful reintegration into society.
We provide nurses with a wide variety of advantages such as:
- Interesting work: corrections is a fascinating field with opportunities to work directly with offenders.
- Learning and development: employees have access to ongoing specialized training and development opportunities.
- Rewarding work: employees contribute to changing lives and protecting citizens of our province and nation.
- Benefits: flexible work schedules (work/life balance); union affiliation; competitive wages; excellent benefits, including medical and dental insurance; and a generous pension plan.