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Job ID: 20919
Agency: Department of Corrections - Clinical and Correctional Services
Location: Springfield - Mike Durfee State Prison
Salary: $30.31 - $35.53 per hour, depending on experience. Plus $2.00 night/$1.50 weekend differential and potential for overtime.
Closing Date: 12/15/2022
*** $3,200 Hiring Incentive ***
*** Full state benefits and SDRS retirement.***
Join the field of Correctional Nursing at the Mike Durfee State Prison! We have a FULL-TIME position that works three 12 hour shifts per week with a FLEXIBLE schedule that includes a weekend/holiday rotation.
Correctional Health nurses work for the SD Department of Corrections in a secure clinic environment and provide health care to an underserved population. Nurses are involved in diverse cares such as:
  • Emergencies
  • Acute Care/Infirmary Care
  • Long Term Care
  • Special Populations
  • Behavioral Health
  • Telemedicine
All candidates must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and climb stairs.
Please visit our website at for further information about the Department of Corrections.
Licenses and Certifications:
Must be licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of South Dakota, CPR certified.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
Strong nursing assessment skill, critical thinking skills, initiative, team-oriented, and communication skills.
Knowledge of:
  • the principles and techniques of patient care;
  • hospital and clinic routine and procedures;
  • IV therapy;
  • the care and use of medical equipment and supplies.
Ability to:
  • evaluate client behaviors, symptoms, and effects of medications;
  • follow directions;
  • prepare and maintain records, charts, and reports;
  • apply nursing techniques as delegated by physicians or registered nurses;
  • establish and maintain effective relationships with patients and staff;
  • direct and monitor direct care personnel.
Additional Requirements: Please attach a Curriculum Vitae with your application.
This position is exempt from the Civil Service Act.
This position is eligible for Veterans’ Preference per ARSD 55:10:02:08.
Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment. Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of a drug screening.
The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The State of South Dakota as an employer will be using E-Verify to complete employment eligibility verification upon hire.
The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus eleven paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.
You must apply online, emailed resumes or submissions will not be accepted.
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Email:
"An Equal Opportunity Employer"