RN Registered Nurse

$33.06 - $52.75 hourly
  • Department of Corrections - Columbia Correctional Institution
  • Portage, WI, USA
  • Jul 15, 2022
Full time Health Care Nursing

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$33.06 - $52.75 an hour

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    • Nursing License - RN (Required)

    • US work authorization (Required)


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Columbia Correctional Institution
holds interviews for Registered Nurses every two weeks. If you are interested, please apply online at Wisc.Jobs, job code 1068.

$2000 Sign-On Bonus

+$5 add-on per hour (at least until January 1, 2022)

Schedules and Pay Ranges Available: (Base Pay $33.06 - $37.70/hr depending on experience.)

  • AM Shift = $33.06 to $38.85/hr +$5
  • PM Shift = $33.06 to $42.75/hr +$5
  • Night Shift = $38.11 to $42.75/hr +$5
  • Weekend PM Shift = $46.95 to $52.75/hr

*These pay rates and ranges include a variety of differentials available based upon shift and responsibility level. For example, the Weekend Nurse pay has a $10 add-on per hour and PM and Night differentials.

**All other shifts have an additional $5 until 1/1/22 for worked hours.

The Nursing Supervisor - Assistant Manager would like all applicants to know that she's looking to create the best team in the DOC. We're working to provide on-the-job training to increase knowledge and comfort level for working in this environment. There are monthly potlucks and the team is very excited to welcome newcomers. Upon receiving an offer, we are happy to arrange a tour. Please consider joining a team of lifelong nursing and medical professionals in assisting an underserved population.

These positions are responsible for providing professional nursing care to inmate patients in both ambulatory and infirmary settings, providing patient assessment and treatment, assisting physicians in providing medical services, managing medications, providing emergency care, and maintaining medical records. In addition, these positions are expected to participate in educational programs for staff and patients and participate in activities to maintain competency at a minimum proficient level.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, or an alien authorized to work in the U.S. without DOC sponsorship) at the time of application.

The Department of Corrections may conduct pre-employment drug screens. Any applicant who is offered employment in a position which requires a pre-employment drug screen must pass the screen as a contingency of employment.

The Department of Corrections will conduct criminal background checks on applicants prior to selection. Upon hire, all new DOC employees are subject to fingerprinting.

Applicants must possess licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Wisconsin or licensure as a Registered Nurse in another state. Applicants must be licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Wisconsin at time of employment.

  • Immediate coverage in the Wisconsin Retirement System
  • 120 hours paid vacation each year.
  • 36 hours paid personal days each year.
  • 9 paid legal holidays
  • Weekend/Shift differential
  • Work hours that meet your needs
  • Health Plans available to meet your needs at reasonable premiums
  • $2000 sign-on bonus for employees new to state service or who have not held a position within the last 5 years
  • Sick leave. Unused sick time converted to extended health care benefits on retirement
  • New employee orientation
  • Supplemental retirement savings programs

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $33.06 - $52.75 per hour


  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Free parking
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Relocation assistance
  • Vision insurance


  • 10 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay
  • Differential pay
  • Overtime pay
  • Signing bonus

COVID-19 considerations:
All employees need to wear a mask. We are tested every two weeks and must have our temperature taken at the beginning of every shift.
*At this time, there is no vaccine mandate for WI DOC Registered Nurses.


  • Nursing License - RN (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No
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