Armor Correctional Health Services provides a comprehensive 40-hour orientation program including security training and medical orientation that exceeds national standards. We cover a wide range of topics including the mission of the healthcare program, national standards for correctional health care, and clinical policies and procedures, such as nursing protocols, detoxification, infection control, risk management, intake screening, behavioral health, medical holding area, medication processes, documentation, and health record confidentiality.
Armor’s program of continuing education provides CEUs at the workplace for each Armor staff member. Our program includes a number of modules, sufficient to cover 12 topics per year and spanning three broad areas of services: Screening, Systems, and Special Needs. We provide paid time off for employees to participate in continuing education, medical conferences and other approved educational events.
Several years ago, Armor initiated a program to encourage all employees companywide to pursue the Certified Correctional Health Professional (CCHP) designation, signifying their commitment to professionalism in corrections and adherence to national standards. Armor pays the cost for each employee to take the exam and provides time and resources for preparation. Since the implementation of this program, hundreds of Armor employees have been certified.