Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner

Salem, Virginia   |     Regular Full Time    |     Job ID:19990


Wexford Health

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SCHEDULE: 40 Hours Per Week
FACILITY: Western Virginia Regional Jail

Sign on bonus eligible!!!

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

The Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner provides a broad range of services including the assessment, identification and treatment of medical concerns, health education to patients, and illness and injury prevention.  The PA/NP also acts as a consultant to the nursing staff.  The incumbent is responsible for delivery of patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation; directs and guides ancillary personnel, while maintaining standards of professional nursing. 


•    Assesses patient/inmate’s medical status and assists the Medical Director with patient health management as required.
•    Orders appropriate diagnostic tests and procedures to effectively diagnose and treat the patient’s health condition.
•    Draws blood specimens for testing and performing other comparable procedures when personnel that customarily perform these procedures are not available.
•    Initiates referrals to other members of the health care team, monitors the schedule of patients for special tests.
•    Provides leadership to RNs and LPNs and other nursing paraprofessionals in patient care as related to medical aspects of patient care.
•    Counsels inmate-patients on preventative care, medical problems, and use of prescribed treatment.
•    Performs routine wound care, minor surgical procedures, and dressing changes.
•    Establishes individualized treatment plans and ensures the continuity of care for inmates requiring on-going health care services.
•    Utilizes the SOAP charting format to document pertinent inmate information in chronological order in the health record.
•    Prepares patients for and performs or assists in special treatments, procedures and examinations.
•    Makes infirmary rounds, housing rounds and staffs the screening areas as requested.
•    Performs historical and physical examinations.
•    Assists with the orientation of new employees as requested or assigned.
•    Participates in the training of Wexford/facility personnel on medical health as required per NCCHC and ACA standards, as applicable.
•    Respects dignity and confidentiality of patients.
•    Makes suggestions for improving work conditions to the site Medical Director and the HSA.

The following requirements list the minimum to qualify.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.
LICENSING: Current unrestricted Virginia Physician Assistant or Advanced Practice Nurse license. Current DEA license.
CERTIFICATION: Current CPR certification 
EDUCATION: Graduate of college/university Advanced Practice Nurse or Physician Assistant program 
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Minimum two (2) years of clinical experience; correctional healthcare experience preferred





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