Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner

Mt Olive, West Virginia   |     Regular Full Time    |     Job ID:19969


Wexford Health

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POSITION:            Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner
SCHEDULE:         Full-Time
FACILITY:             Mt. Olive Correctional Center
LOCATION:          Mt. Olive, West Virginia
A Job Should be MORE than just a paycheck.
Wexford Health Sources, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest correctional health care providers.  Over the past 30 years, our team of dedicated clinical professionals has helped literally millions of justice-involved patients receive life-changing medical and mental health services.
The majority of our patients come from marginalized or impoverished backgrounds.  In many cases, our doctors, nurses, and behavioral health professionals represent the patient’s first experience with quality, compassionate health care.
We heal and rehabilitate thousands of incarcerated patients every day.
When you join Wexford Health, you do more than just further your career.
You also become part of a team-a family-whose mission is to care for patients that cannot care for themselves.
You change lives.
You make a difference.
If you are looking for a position that empowers you to do MORE… then look at Wexford Health.

We’re proud to offer a competitive benefits package including:

  • Annual review with performance increase
  • Generous paid-time off program that combines vacation and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Comprehensive health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Dental and Vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement saving plans
  • Company-paid short-term disability
  • Healthcare and dependent care spending account

Provides basic medical services under the supervision of a licensed physician.  Utilizes professional medical skills to meet a variety of health care needs, with ambulatory care as primary focus.


  1. Performs physical examinations, evaluations, diagnosis and treatment for all inmate patients in a variety of settings under the supervision of physician.
  2. With physician, manages acute and/or chronic conditions.
  3. Responds to and initiates care for medical emergencies throughout the facility.
  4. Orders appropriate lab tests and medications according to interpretation of diagnostic testing and response to treatment, within established written protocol, and consistent with institution formulary and state and company regulations.
  5. Coordinates health treatment with other disciplines as necessary.
  6. Maintain working knowledge of pharmacology including drug reaction/overdose.
  7. Responsible for complete and accurate documentation in the inmate patient’s health record for care provided. 
  8. Maintains health services records and logs as appropriate.
  9. Makes rounds, checks medications, observes and records the progress and the condition of inmates housed in confinement and receiving health care services.
  10. Performs consultation evaluations as requested.
  11. Coordinates the referral of inmates to specialists or hospitals as necessary.
  12. Compiles inpatient admission, discharge and/or transfer summaries as required.
  13. Counsels inmates on preventative care, medical problems and use of prescribed treatment.
  14. Adheres to Universal Precautions and other appropriate infection control practices.
  15. Draws blood specimens or testing and performing other comparable procedures when personnel that customarily perform these procedures are not available.
  16. Provide/present/participate in education to inmate patient, health care and correctional staff.
  17. Follows security regulations for keys, sharps and controlled medications.
  18. Delegates to and supervises other team members as appropriate.
  19. Maintains confidentiality of inmate records.
  20. Completes a minimum of twenty-four (24) CEU’s every two years and maintains RN/ARNP or PA licensure (as applicable).
  21. Recommends improved procedures, equipment and supplies to the supervisor.


LICENSING: Current West Virginia RN/ARNP licensure and/or PA licensure as appropriate
CERTIFICATION: Current CPR certification
EDUCATION: Graduate of an accredited college/university program
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Minimum two (2) years’ experience in a correctional health setting.





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