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Physician Assistant (PA)

Job: 139223

Location: Valhalla, NY

Facility: NY Westchester Cty Corr

Type: Part-Time

Shift: Day 8 hour

Recruiter: Daphne Binimelis


Compensation Information: $142,300 - $173,900 / year

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

Our Nurse Practitioner provide a full range of medical services for patients. Works under the supervision of the Site Medical Director and other site Physicians and in accordance with established policy and procedure as well as within the state guidelines. Provides required documentation of services to the Site Medical Director or designee in order to monitor provision of clinical services. Notifies the Medical Director and H.S.A. regarding changes in schedule coverage. Assists in arrangements for coverage of medical services if unavailable for an extended period of time.

Additional Details

Advanced Practice Provider (NP or PA) Needed Part-Time 8 Hours Per Week at Westchester Correctional Center located in Valhalla, NY.*Corrections Experience Not Required*Correctional Medicine*Active Unrestricted NY NP or PA License Required *NCCPA or National Certification Required*1 year of work experience providing patient care required*All specialties encouraged to apply: FNP, Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Cardiology, Public Health, Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, etc.*Benefits Including 401K*Tuition Reimbursement*Excellent Opportunities For Career Growth*Malpractice ProvidedThe segregated medical unit within the correctional center functions as a freestanding hospital. Patient care is provided within the unit unless the patient is sent out by a provider. This site also houses federal inmates awaiting transfer to a federal correctional center. There is an Intensive Psychiatric Care Unit as well as a Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program within the medical unit. The App serves as a member of the interdisciplinary team and works collaboratively with nursing, providers, and specialists. App's commonly provide: initial exams on new intakes, exams on inmates in segregation, responds to and treats emergencies, Diagnose, treat, and manage chronic and acute illness, order lab, radiology, diagnostic, and psychiatric testing, provides employee health services including new hire physicals, workplace injuries, immunizations, employee health education, etc., makes rounds in the infirmary, may take call, consults with and makes referrals to specialists as needed.

What you bring to the table


  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, and hold an advanced degree in an approved and accredited Nurse Practitioner program


  • Prior medical/surgical and/or emergency/trauma experience and corrections experience preferred
  • Must have the patience and tact to deal with the patient population and ability to work effectively in the corrections environment
  • Scheduling flexibility is required to be able to rotate hours and shifts, if needed, and to be called during emergency situations to provide coverage


  • Current licensure as a Nurse Practitioner within the state
  • Current CPR Certification

What you will do

  1. Reports to assigned facility at designated hour to examine referred patients.
  2. Conducts on-site chronic care clinics and sick call as established by Site Medical Director, Health Services Administrator or designee.
  3. Conducts infirmary rounds as established by Site Medical Director, Health Services Administrator or designee and records encounters in the patient's progress notes.
  4. Ensures progress note documentation is in SOAP format, problem oriented, corresponds to the therapeutic order and is dated, timed and legible.
  5. Adheres to the established formulary for therapeutic regimens before using non-formulary procedure.
  6. Respond to a code or health emergency within standard guidelines.
  7. Makes pertinent observations and draws logical conclusions, which validate need for non-formulary drug, which is recorded on non-formulary form and submitted to the Medical Director for approval.
  8. Utilizes available in-house resource personnel for treatment or resolution of identified problems before using off-site referral, if possible.
  9. Provides emergency treatment on-site and responds appropriately in urgent or emergency situations.
  10. Supports standards of medical care through adherence to existing policies and procedures for: Admission to the infirmary (when one is on site); Transfer to emergency room; Utilization review process for specialty consultant referrals
  11. Assumes responsibility and accountability for his/her individual judgments and actions.
  12. Reports any doubts or questions regarding the lack of appropriate referrals, nursing or medical intervention necessary for the realization of established patient goals to the Medical Director or Health Services Administrator for disposition.
  13. Uses Universal or Standard Precautions at all times.
  14. Prescribes a planned regimen of total patient care, which is adequate, problem-oriented and appropriate to the needs of the patient.
  15. Keeps patient information confidential and respects patient's rights to privacy, in accordance with accepted confidentiality practices for incarcerated individuals.
  16. Provides input into facility mandatory committees such as Pharmacy and Therapeutics and Medical Audit Committee as requested by Site Medical Director, Health Services Administrator or designee.
  17. Must obtain and maintain security clearance
  18. Must maintain privileges
  19. Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance.
  20. Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.
  21. Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.
  22. Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.
  23. Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.
  24. Post orders, if applicable, per site contract.
  25. Perform other duties as assigned.

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

Our investment in you

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance plan options
  • Time off & leave benefits
  • 401K
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Parental benefits
  • Perks and discounts
  • And more available here
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