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Job ID: 21829
Agency: Department of Corrections - Correctional Health
Location: Pierre - South Dakota Women's Prison
Salary: Varies depending on experience
Closing Date: 02/15/2023
*** $10,000 Hiring Incentive ***
*** Full state benefits and SDRS retirement. ***
Join the field of Correctional Nursing at the South Dakota Women's Prison! We have a FULL-TIME positions that works three 12 hour shifts per week. 
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 or be eligible to licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in South Dakota.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
  • strong nursing assessment skill, critical thinking skills, initiative, team oriented, and communication skills.
Knowledge of:
  • Department of Corrections and Health policies and procedures;
  • effective scheduling techniques;
  • NCCHC guidelines;
  • Clinical procedures. 
Ability to:
  • keep records and charts;
  • follow oral and written instructions;
  • communicate information clearly and concisely;
  • make reports on observations;
  • instruct or train nursing and patient care staff;
  • establish and maintain effective relationships with patients and staff.
Additional Requirements: Please attach a resume or Curriculum Vitae with three professional references (employer or educational).
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"