Date Posted: March 25, 2021

Deadline: December 25, 2020

Organization: South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice

Location: Columbia Area

City: Columbia

Website: View Website

Job Type: Full Time

Wages/Salary: AGENCY HIRING RANGE - MIN: $55,785.00



State Requirements: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing and related nursing experience.

Agency Requirements: Licensed to practice as a registered nurse in South Carolina; a bachelor's degree in nursing with 4 years of experience, 2 in a relevant clinical area (e.g., pediatric, medical-surgical, public health) & 2 years in an administrative/supervisory position; or an associates degree in nursing or a diploma in nursing with 5 years of experience, 2 years in a relevant clinical nursing area & 3 years experience in an administrative/supervisory position.


Note: If any Agency Requirements are listed above, applicants must also meet those requirements to be considered for the position. Salary may vary depending on experience and qualifications. Candidates must present documentation of their attainment of college degree(s) at the time of interview. Documentation must be either an official or unofficial copy of the college transcript or Letter of Verification of Degree from the institution's Registrar's Office. If the candidate selected for the position provided an unofficial copy, it must be replaced with an official copy on or before the HR processing date.



Knowledge of the principles & practices of nursing & prevention of disease & injury. Ability to establish & maintain satisfactory working relationships with all levels of personnel. Ability to plan & organize work. Ability to delegate duties to nursing personnel. Ability to establish confidence & cooperation of juveniles receiving services. Must remain current in BLS. Functions under the minimal supervision of the Administrator of Nursing; annually scheduled performance review.  Follows Health Services, department, state, and federal guidelines; can establish policies & procedures that are particular to his/her area of responsibility. Must have & maintain a valid South Carolina driver's license. May be required to travel within the state; overnight travel is rare. Subject to possibility of physical assault, property destruction & infections. Must wear personal protective equipment to prevent infection. Must have a phone or pager that DJJ can use to contact for urgent or emergent situations.

The South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice Offers an exceptional benefits package for FTE positions that includes:

  • Sign on bonus (based on required approvals)
  • Health, dental and life insurances
  • 15 days annual (vacation) leave per year
  • 15 day sick leave per year
  • 13 paid holidays
  • State retirement plan and deferred compensation programs
Job Description:


To supervise and participate in the provision of direct nursing care to juveniles receiving services from the  Department of Juvenile Justice for a designated area in accordance with Health Services & Department protocols/standing orders & policies, the SC Nurse Practice Act, and accepted professional nursing standards. Provide supervision & development of staff through training, encouraging personal & professional development, & monitoring work performance. Assures nursing coverage on 2 institutional dispensaries (up to 16 hrs/day, 7 days/wk). Collaborates with the Nurse Manager II for the Broad River Road Complex to maintain coverage for those areas. Orients newly hired employees & nursing contract agency personnel. Assures compliance with various regulatory agency rules/regulations. Monitors & evaluates quality & effectiveness of the nursing care provided to the juveniles; makes changes in the delivery of nursing services to improve those services.  Works collaboratively with the MEC and JDC staff  to resolve day-to-day issues involving the juvenile's nursing/health care. Provides active leadership in providing nursing services; Health Services & Department policies. Monitors quality & effectiveness of nursing care, and ensures appropriate utilization of the agency's electronic health record system. Rotates nursing on-call duties. Maintains an appropriate level of medications & supplies; prepares & maintains records & reports; participates in administrative & supportive activities by attending meetings, preparing reports & carrying out special assignments. Participates in quality improvement activities conducted by Health Services.  Actively participates in the Performance-based Standards (PbS) activities; responsible for the health related aspects of his/her area's Performance Improvement Plan. Performs other related duties as required. Must be able to respond capably to emergencies.  Must be able to work all shifts if the need arises. May be required to work in an area other than regular/normal assignment.

NORMAL WORK SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday (8:30 - 5:00)
Contact Name:
Recruiters Dorley and Price
Contact Phone Number: 803-899-0055; 803-609-1420
Application Process:

You must apply online at, and follow the status of your application online.
Employer Address:

4900 Broad River Road
Columbia, SC 29210
United States

Our organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, or disability.