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We are a public healthcare company caring for under-served patients in correctional settings, psychiatric hospitals and residential treatment facilities. Our journey begins with a belief in compassionate care and the way to succeed is by helping our people grow and succeed in their careers.
First things first, is it safe?
Working in corrections or psychiatric environments are as secure as any public hospital setting. For one, you’re never alone with a patient — ever!
Our environments are tightly controlled and secure, unlike an emergency room where there's little or no knowledge of a patient's state of mind. But that’s not reason alone to join Wellpath. We believe in caring for patients with compassion, respect and dignity just as we’d want if they were a member of our own families. That is what we do and we’re immensely proud of the people who see past stereotypes and care for their patients. They make us all proud. Join us today.
Our nurse jobs in corrections, psychiatric hospitals and other public healthcare environments give you the ability to treat patients who typically go without access to health care. For patients that reside in a correctional or psychiatric hospital environment, the care you provide may be the only friendly, compassionate and non-judgmental interaction they encounter. You’ll find that our patients are incredibly appreciative of your work and you can take pride in the care you provide. Our nursing jobs also allow you to spend less time on documentation and paperwork than in most other healthcare environments, and more time to focus on doing what is right for the patient.
Gain responsive support and feedback
In addition to an autonomous workplace, you also gain supportive relationships with Clinical Support, Medical Directors and Providers. Whether you need help caring for a patient, treatment feedback or access to professional development, you can count on your team members at Wellpath.
Our nurses bring knowledge and skills from areas such as correctional care, ambulatory care, emergency room, acute care, chronic care, pediatrics, infirmary care, the military and more. You will have autonomy when caring for patients and you can use your strong assessment skills to quickly identify risk factors and provide quality care. When you do need help or guidance, an experienced professional will be there to support you.
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A mental health job in jails, prisons, psychiatric hospitals and residential treatment facilities lets you be on the forefront of practice where you can do a great amount of good for patients, and for society. We have great opportunities for psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, psychiatric nurses, counselors, social workers and other mental health professionals.
You’ll be able to treat a diverse variation of cases, follow your patient outcomes, and positively impact a population that is greatly in need. The care you provide may be the only friendly, compassionate and non-judgemental interaction they encounter. The result is our patients are incredibly appreciative of your work, and you have the opportunity to make a difference every single day.
Achieve your goals with a responsive support team
We're proud to be on the forefront of mental health care in corrections and public health, and we know it wouldn't be possible without the creativity and innovation of our team. Whether you're seeking a solution to a problem or have ideas for improvement, Wellpath provides you with multiple layers of support to provide feedback. That way you can maximize the quality of care to your patients and achieve your professional goals.
We offer mental health professionals two great opportunities to serve our patients; through corrections and public health jobs with Wellpath or through Wellpath Recovery Solutions, serving state psychiatric hospitals, as well as treating forensic and civil populations.
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Advanced Practitioners and Healthcare Practitioners will find a job with Wellpath both challenging and rewarding. As a Practitioner with Wellpath you have the opportunity to diagnose and treat with more freedom, and your only focus is patient care.
Many of our jobs are located in corrections facilities and our practitioners know that a career with Wellpath means they're going to care for patients who appreciate their efforts. Our patients are viewed as just that: patients. Their needs vary from diagnosis of the common cold to chronic illness management and more. As a practitioner you will work with a team of dedicated professionals who are focused on the needs of our patients and on supporting each other.
Gain guidance from experienced professionals
Wellpath Practitioners are guided by experienced Medical Directors from the site level up to the executive level. When they need feedback, advice or access to professional development, they can turn to these responsive levels of support.
Earn benefits you won't find in traditional health care
As a physician, dentist, psychiatrist or advanced practitioner with Wellpath you will enjoy flexible schedules and competitive pay. We also cover malpractice insurance.
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What sets Wellpath apart from other employers is our responsive support teams. Even as we continue to grow rapidly, we work hard to maintain a culture that is welcoming, nurturing and friendly.
As a result, we depend on our Clinical Support Staff at the correctional facilities, state psychiatric hospitals and other public health sites, as well as our home office team in Nashville, Tennessee to be available and quick to respond. Regardless of the support role you choose, you'll be a part of making a difference in our patients' lives. Use your knowledge and expertise to help support our clinical staff and improve patient care.
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Caring for patients with dignity is our work and that spirit doesn't stop when a shift ends. We're an active part of all our communities, volunteering, giving back and doing good. Many of our correctional patients will return to our communities and how we cared for them impacts their return and help them become better members of our communities. It's in all our best interests to do a little more.