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Nurse Practitioner

Company: Core Civic
Location: Columbus
Posted on: June 1, 2024

Job Description:

$100,000-$175,000 per year At Corecivic, we do more than manage inmates, we care for people. Corecivic -is currently seeking Advanced -Registered Nurses - who have a passion for providing the highest quality care in an institutional setting. The Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner under the supervision of the facility physician, provides advanced nursing services and patient care in the facility's medical program to inmates/residents. The successful applicant should be able to perform ALL of the following functions at a pace and level of performance consistent with the actual job performance requirements. Provide comprehensive nursing care to include, but not limited to, executing physician's orders, dispensing, and administering medications and performing examinations and treatment of patients; perform a variety of procedures and treatments. Order, interpret and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's clinical problems and health care needs. - Record physical findings, formulate prognosis based on patient's condition, and discuss case with physician and other health professionals to prepare comprehensive patient care plan. - Recommend drugs and other forms of treatment within the scope of licensure. - Monitor inmate/resident inpatient hospitalizations and ensure early release whenever appropriate. - Verify the cleanliness of equipment and work area through own efforts and supervision. - Assist with monitoring he provision of all required contractual services. - Maintain a good working relationship with facility staff, nursing staff, contract providers and outside provider agencies. - Utilize established corporate, facility and correctional policies and procedures in making decisions, but use sound independent judgment in meeting the responsibilities and performing the duties of the position. - Regularly evaluate the provision of medical services to prevent the inappropriate use or duplication of those services. - Maintain absolute security and confidentiality of all medical records. - Review medical files to determine all provided services are documented. - Closely monitor all potential catastrophic illnesses. - Recommend methods of improving operational efficiency and cost effectiveness of health-related services. - Audit pharmacy use for adherence to formulary, as directed or required. - Comply with all applicable pharmacy laws, especially those covering controlled substances. - Observe and record inmate/resident behavior. - Accept on call status. - Provide health counseling and health education on individual or group basis, as required. - Read, analyze, comprehend, and interpret medical and technical procedures, governmental regulations, legal and non-legal documents, including the processing of such documents as medical instructions, commitment orders, summons and other legal writs. - Review, process and respond (via corporate counsel) to lawsuits; attend court hearings, when necessary; conduct research of charts; review status of inmates/residents with serious health problems for completion of all necessary intervention and treatment. - Communicate effectively and coherently to administration, staff, inmates/residents, visitors and the general public, particularly in situations requiring tact, diplomacy, understanding, fairness, firmness and good judgment. Attend scheduled staff meetings, promote communications and the proper flow of relevant information in the medical unit. - Participate in multi-disciplinary committee meetings to promote and monitor quality of healthcare services. Engage in functions in confined areas including working rotating shifts and physically checking the doors windows and other areas to verify they are secure. Evaluate and recommend physical safety requirements necessary to provide a safe working environment for both patients and staff. - Facilitate, where applicable, NCCHC/ACA/JCAHO accreditation of the medical program by providing the required level of efficiency and approved, appropriate medical services. - Prepare and disseminate safety and accident reports as required by policies and procedures; take appropriate action in cases of serious and unusual incidents and emergencies. - Comply with the requirements of applicable regulations, laws, rules, procedures, policies, standards and/or contract. - Perform rescue functions at accidents, emergencies and disasters to include administering basic emergency medical aid. - Establish and maintain effective working relations with others and handle difficult interpersonal contacts. -Be aware that verbal abuse may be present with the hostile views and opinions of inmates/residents and others encountered in an antagonistic environment. - Take appropriate action to prevent or diffuse potentially disruptive situations. - Properly chart medical care. -Define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. - Add, subtract, multiply and divide using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals; apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations. - Interpret an extensive variety of medical and technical instructions in the form of handwritten text, correspondence, policies, regulations, procedures, reports, directions for forms completion and other simple or complex documents. - Remain alert at all times and react quickly, efficiently and calmly in emergency and -other high stress situations. Qualifications: Graduate from an accredited college or university's nursing program with a degree and possess a current licensure and/or certification as an Advanced Registered - Nurse Practitioner with training in family practice in the state of employment. One year of professional nursing experience required. - A valid driver's license is required. Minimum age requirement: Must be at least 18 years of age. Corecivic -is a Drug-Free Workplace & EOE including Disability/Veteran.

Keywords: Core Civic, Columbus , Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare , Columbus, Georgia

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