Wexford of Indiana, one of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies, provides clients with experienced management and technologically advanced services, combined with programs that control costs while ensuring quality. For nearly two decades, Wexford has consistently delivered proven staffing expertise and a full range of medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, utilization management, provider contracting, claims processing, and quality management services.
At Wexford our philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury for anyone. We simply care for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue.
Wexford has an exceptional opportunity for a
Part-time Nurse Practitioner
to join our team of healthcare professionals at the
Rockville Correctional Facility in Rockville, Indiana.
Under direct supervision of the designated Wexford manager and the Medical Director and clinical supervision of the Medical Director, an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner or Physicians Assistant licensed in the state of assignment is responsible and accountable for evaluating and treating patients upon referral and acts as a consultant to the nursing staff.
The NP shall provide a broad range of services to the center including assessment, identification and treatment of medical concerns, health education to patients, and illness and injury prevention.
1. Perform paraprofessional medical services to the inmate population as appropriate.
2. Coordinate with other health care employees in the delivery of care.
3. Perform duties of an advanced technical nature.
4. Coordinate with other health care personnel in their duties concerning patient care, personal hygiene, sanitation, etc.
5. Assist in ordering special diets and the coordination of diets within the facility following INDC guidelines.
6. Ensures proper medical practices are observed.
7. Examine for, recognize and interpret symptoms of patient conditions.
8. Participate in and assist in remedial measures and technical decisions based on sound medical practice and knowledge.
9. Order medications for patients following licensure authority in coordination with INDC guidelines.
10. Coordinate with administration to ensure appropriate supplies necessary for performance of duties are available.
11. Prepare patients for and perform or assist in special treatments, procedures and examinations.
12. Make infirmary rounds, cell house rounds and staff the screening areas as requested.
13. Perform historical and physical examinations.
14. Make oral and written reports when requested to do so.
15. Assist with or perform within training and credentialing, minor surgical procedures.
16. Comply with written policies and procedures of Wexford, INDC, the Health Care Unit and the facility.
17. Utilize EMR for charting in a format as designated by INDC to document pertinent patient information in chronological order in the health record.
18. Order appropriate diagnostic tests and procedures to effectively diagnose and treat the patients health condition.
19. Assists as needed in drawing blood specimens for testing and performing other comparable procedures when personnel that customarily perform these procedures are not available.
20. Initiates specialty referrals following the sites procedures and, monitors the schedule of patients for special tests/consultations.
21. Counsels patients on preventative care, medical problems, and use of prescribed treatment.
22. Performs routine wound care, minor debridement, and dressing changes.
23. Generally assesses patients medical status and assists the sites medical team with patient management.
24. Utilizes appropriate infection control techniques.
25. Establishes individualized treatment plans and insures the continuity of care for patients requiring on-going health care services.
26. Completes required amount of C.E.U.s and maintains appropriate ARNP/PA licensure.
27. Maintain the confidentiality of patient records.
28. Make suggestions for improving work conditions to the Medical Director and Health Services Administrator.
29. Assists with the orientation of new employees as requested or assigned.
The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as required.
Standard medical setting within a correctional facility, which includes daily interfacing with inmate patients, correctional staff, and health care personnel. Temperature extremes may be encountered while moving throughout the facility outdoors and indoors in buildings without air conditioning.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS Minimum Requirements
The physical demands that are described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, to hear and to see, to stand, walk, and sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, instruments or controls, to reach with hands and arms, to stoop or crouch, balance and kneel, may be required to lift and/or move persons, carts, emergency equipment or other objects. Must be able to ambulate throughout the facility for extended periods of time. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to clearly communicate orally and via written and typed correspondence and notes using various forms, records, charts, and electronic media.
This position may require rotating assignments operating on a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week schedule where employee is subject to both voluntary and mandatory overtime.
Employee may be exposed to a challenging environment, which may include exposure to loud noises, bloodborne and airborne pathogens.
LICENSING: Licensure as an Nurse Practitioner of Physician Assistant in Indiana
CERTIFICATION: Current CPR certification
EDUCATION: Graduate of an accredited college/university program
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Minimum 2 years experience in a correctional health setting.