Wayne County Government
  • Department of Health, Human and Veterans Services
  • Detroit, MI, USA
  • $50,000 (Plus incentives; see below
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Health, Dental, Vision, PTO, Retirement


At the time of application and appointment, applicants must have: 

  • Graduated from an accredited School of Nursing; AND
  • A current license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan. 


Employees in this classification must maintain Michigan Registered Nurse licenses throughout employment with Wayne County.                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Full-time permanent (with Benefits) and part-time positions (No Benefits) are available at the Wayne County Juvenile Detention Facility. Positions are for a five (5) day schedule and may include any 5 day period between Monday through Sunday, including holidays. Premium pay is received for afternoon and midnight shifts, as well as, holidays and weekends.  

Employees in this class may be mandated to work overtime /Job shift will be disclosed during job offer

Opportunity for change in job shift is based on seniority. 


Registered Nurse 1's give professional nursing care and treatment in the Wayne County Juvenile Detention Facility. Registered Nurses in the Wayne County Juvenile Detention Facility evaluate health needs of juveniles and refers as indicated by policy and procedure to the appropriate health provider, demonstrate knowledge in advanced first aid and emergency care, has knowledge in all policies and procedures pertaining to Medical and Psychiatric treatment of juveniles detained in the Wayne County Juvenile Detention Facility, monitor and maintain the medical and mental health treatment of juveniles, maintain supplies and equipment and ensuring the juveniles are in a clean and safe environment and other related duties as assigned. General assignments are received from Registered Nurses of higher rank and members of the medical staff may give specific instructions. Registered Nurses may supervise the work of Licensed Practical Nurses, Medical Assistants, or other auxiliary nursing service personnel. 

NOTE ON PAY RATE:   A $3,000.00 per year premium (prorated over the year) is paid to Registered Nurses assigned to the Wayne County Juvenile Detention Facility.

Additionally, a $3,000.00 ANNUAL ESSENTIAL STAFFING PREMIUM will be paid in two payments per year to Registered Nurses assigned to the Wayne County Juvenile Detention Facility. 

Employees will be paid a starting salary increase of 2% per year of prior experience upon induction into the County service for up to three (3) years of prior experience as approved by the Department of Personnel/Human Resources.

After the successful completion of one (1) year of county service, employees shall be upgraded to the next higher classification level.

Exceptional benefit package for full-time employees is included in addition to the above listed salary.  Benefits include: medical, dental, vision, prescription, retirement and up to 27 paid days off after your first year on the job, life insurance.

Wayne County promotes a work/life balance.

Wayne County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, Military Personnel, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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