nursing

The Department of Juvenile Justice offers nursing careers at six Youth Development Campuses and twenty Regional Youth Detention Centers statewide....

minimum qualifications

A current Georgia license to practice as a registered professional nurse.

preferred qualifications

Correctional or public health experience a plus. A minimum of one year clinical experience. Working knowledge/past experience in performance of the following services: crisis intervention, medical emergencies, physical assessment, medical nursing care and psychiatric nursing care.

application process

To apply, applicants must complete a Department of Juvenile Justice Application for Employment. Applications and all of our job openings can be obtained by visiting our employment website at http://www.djj.state.ga.us/Careers/DJJEmploy.aspx . Applications should be submitted directly to your location of interest or faxed to the DJJ Central Office at 404-508-7286.

NOTE: IN ADDITION TO ACTIVELY SEEKING RN'S AND LPN'S, WE ARE SEEKING NURSE PRACTITIONERS, PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS, DENTISTS AND PART-TIME PHYSICIANS.

OUR NURSES PROVIDE:

  • Ambulatory Services
  • Health Screenings and Assessments
  • Immunizations, Vision/Hearing Screenings
  • Daily Medical Evaluations of Youth Help Requests (Sick Call)
  • Chronic Care Treatment Plans
  • Laboratory, EKG, and Radiology Services
  • Access to Specialized Medical Services
  • Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications and Supplies
  • STI/HIV Testing & Counseling/Treatment
  • at every facility we offer:

  • Standard Clinic Hours Each Week
  • On-Site Physician Services with 24 Hour On-Call Availability
  • Full and Part-Time RN Staff and Limited LPN's
  • Contract Nursing Staff at Select Facilities
  • Designated Mental Health Nurses
  • Health Education
  • 24 Hour Medical Care (Selected Facilities)
  • On Site Dental Service with 24 Hour On-Call Availability. Mid Level Coverage by Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant.
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