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MI DOC Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

Job: 129093

Location: Coldwater, MI

Facility: Lakeland Correctional Facility

Type: Full-Time

Shift: Day 8 hour

Recruiter: Bryce Hicks

Email: BryHicks@Wellpath.us

Why Wellpath

Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of people – our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented, compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to “Always Do The Right Thing!”


 

 

 

About this role

Under direct supervision of the Health Services Administrator (HSA), Program Manager (PM), or higher medical professional, the Physician’s Assistants (PA) and Nurse Practitioners (NP) will assist the Physician in all medical care and treatment of the inmate population including but not limited to behavioral health disorders. The PA and NP will coordinate the patient plan of care through assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation in collaboration with the healthcare team and in compliance with all agency, local, state, federal laws and regulations.

What you bring to the table

Education for Nurse Practitioner:

  • Completion of a master’s program in nursing (NPs) or an accredited education program for PAs

Experience for Nurse Practitioner:

  • Previous correctional/detention facility experience
  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience

Licenses/Certifications for Nurse Practitioner:

  • Unrestricted current license, certification or registration in state of practice - must maintain all certifications, educational requirements, licensing, etc.
  • Current Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration
  • Current (and must maintain) lifesaving BLS and PALS (where applicable) certification through AHA

What you will do

  • Rapidly respond and deliver care in compliance with company protocols and procedures.
  • Evaluate patients for typical acute care and Emergency Medicine complaints and recommend treatment according to standard practice, standardized procedures, and protocols.
  • Consult with physician about conditions that fall outside protocol parameters.
  • Identify patients clinically indicated for emergency transfer offsite to an Emergency Department
  • May assess psychiatric stability in conjunction with a physician collaborator to manage acute medical, traumatic, and psychiatric issues.
  • Document all findings using the S.O.A.P. method in the telehealth platform and the electronic medical record (EMR).
  • Ensure confidentiality of all protected health information per HIPAA guidelines.
  • Participate in Quality Management and Peer Review activities.
  • Attend periodic administrative meetings.
  • Provide cross-coverage and clinical support for other services, as needed.

Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

 

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