Registered Nurse- County Correctional Medicine

Location: MetroHealth Correctional Medicine-Cuyahoga County Jail

Bi-weekly Hours: 72.00

Shift: 6:45p-7:15a; Rotating weekends and holidays

For nearly two centuries, the MetroHealth System's mission has been focused on delivering high-quality patient-centered care to all communities in Northeast Ohio. This mission includes caring for the incarcerated population. Our dedicated caregivers are working at the forefront of medicine to address the overall needs of our patients and eliminate healthcare disparities.

Join the Correctional Medicine Department!

Primary Patient Population:

  • Incarcerated patients (Chronic Disease, Substance Use Disorder, Mental Health, Nursing)


Primary skills utilized/learned:

  • Acute clinical assessment
  • Medication Review
  • Ability to obtain National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) certification
  • Time management, critical thinking, delegating
  • Wound Care
  • IV Therapy/Phlebotomy


Personnel RN will work with:

  • LPNs
  • Medical Assistants (MAs)
  • Paramedics
  • Medical Providers
  • Corrections Officers


Number of beds on unit:

  • Facility houses an average of 1700 patients daily


Awards or Recognitions the unit has received:

  • Achieved accreditation by National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC)


MetroHealth offers industry-leading benefits, including tuition reimbursement, student loan repayment, professional certification incentives, and medical/dental insurance. As a public employer, employees participate in the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS).

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing (or a program seeking accreditation).
  • Current Registered Nurse licensure in the State of Ohio
  • Current AHA Basic Life Support for the healthcare provider certification or obtained within 90 days of hire.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • BSN
  • Professional Certification recognized by the Magnet Association