Title : Registered Nurse | Correctional Health

Department : Correctional Health

Type : Full Time

Location : Houston, TX

Job Details :

Harris Health is looking for an experienced Registered Nurse to join our team

We offer a $10k Retention Bonus!

Shift Schedule: Days

About the Position

A Correctional Health or Forensic Nurse provides direct nursing care for inmates at the Harris County Jail. You will be responsible for ensuring inmates receive high-quality nursing care via assessments and screenings, administering medications and other treatments, changing dressings, and monitoring patient condition. As a Registered Nurse with Correctional Health, you will need a diverse knowledge and skill set in order to meet the needs of your patients and be able to maintain maximum efficiency without compromising on quality of care, even when under pressure. This role operates independently and safely manages patients with common problems, recognize when assistance is needed, and seeks appropriate resources when needed.


  • $10k retention bonus
  • Shift differentials (Evenings, Nights, Weekends, Holidays)
  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Employee assistance program
  • Subsidized parking
  • Credit union
  • Employee disaster relief
  • and more!


  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
    • BSN preferred
  • Valid Registered Nurse (RN) license
  • BLS Certification
  • 1 year of nursing experience

About Harris Health Systems

Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes, and both LBJ and Ben Taub Hospitals earned the ANCC Magnet Designation in 2020.

Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.

Harris Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes and encourages diversity in the workplace.

Apply today.

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