Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant, Corrections

  • 200530
  • Whiteville, NC

Job Summary

Nationalhcs is seeking to fill positions for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants to provide general medical care and treatment to inmates at a correctional facility in Whiteville, NC.

Specifics

 

  • 40 hours per week
  • 3-month assignment (with the possibility of renewal)

Description of Work

The NP/PA is expected to practice safe and ethical nursing care within the scope of his/her profession as defined by the State Nursing Practice Act, understanding his/her own limitations, seeking advice and assistance when necessary. The Nurse Practitioner’s functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform physical examinations and preventive health measures within prescribed guidelines and instructions of a physician.
  • Record physical findings, and formulate plans and prognosis based on the patient's condition.
  • Discuss with physician and other health professionals to prepare comprehensive patient care plan.
  • Order and schedule laboratory studies and diagnostic procedures; explain the necessity, preparation, nature, and anticipated effects of scheduled diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to the patient.
  • Carry out therapeutic procedures such as cast application and removal, wound suturing and dressing changes; monitor progress of patients, report progress to a supervising physician, and maintain a record of each patient's progress, consulting with supervising physician when patient's progress does not meet anticipated and/or predetermined criteria.
  • Submit the healthcare plan and goals of individual patients for periodic review and evaluation by a physician.
  • Prescribe or recommend drugs or other forms of treatment such as physical therapy, inhalation therapy, or related therapeutic procedures.

Requirements

  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Degree (APRN) or Graduation from an accredited Physician Assistant training program
  • One-year clinical experience
  • Unrestricted license to practice within NC
  • Current DEA registration number, without restriction, per state/federal law, if applicable
  • Current AHA/BLS certification
  • PALS or NRP and ACLS may be required
  • Successful completion of competency testing, drug screen, background check, physical exam, immunizations, and other agency screening/application requirements
  • Successful completion of other Client screening/application requirements

Benefits

  • Excellent pay
  • Weekly payroll
  • Direct deposit
  • Employee benefits: 401-K, Vacation, Healthcare, Dental
  • Referral Program
  • Ask your Talent Acquisition Specialist for additional benefits and further details