WEXFORD - WVDOC CONTRACT
Exceptional opportunity for autonomy, clinical variety, and professional development.
This position is for a Nurse Practitioner or Physicians Assistant
Parkersburg Correctional Center
The old Holiday Inn! It’s a really nice place to work!
- Expand and develop new clinical skills
- Work with a multidisciplinary team
- Empowerment to be autonomous to be the decision maker
Correctional medicine is:
- Assessment and evaluation
- Ambulatory care
- Chronic care
- Patient education
- Clinical diversity
Wexford Health Sources is the medical partner with the state of West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation and one of the nation’s leading innovative correctional health care companies, providing clients with experienced management and technologically advanced services, combined with programs that control costs while ensuring quality.
For nearly three decades, Wexford Health 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 Health 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.
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 Regional Medical Director/licensed physician. Utilizes professional medical skills to meet a variety of health care needs, with ambulatory care as primary focus.
- Performs physical examinations, evaluations, diagnosis and treatment for all inmate patients in a variety of settings under the supervision of physician.
- With physician, manages acute and/or chronic conditions.
- Responds to and initiates care for medical emergencies throughout the facility.
- 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.
- Coordinates health treatment with other disciplines as necessary.
- Maintain working knowledge of pharmacology including drug reaction/overdose.
- Responsible for complete and accurate documentation in the inmate patient’s health record for care provided.
- Maintains health services records and logs as appropriate.
- Makes rounds, checks medications, observes and records the progress and the condition of inmates housed in confinement and receiving health care services.
- Performs consultation evaluations as requested.
- Coordinates the referral of inmates to specialists or hospitals as necessary.
- Compiles inpatient admission, discharge and/or transfer summaries as required.
- Counsels inmates on preventative care, medical problems and use of prescribed treatment.
- Adheres to Universal Precautions and other appropriate infection control practices.
- Draws blood specimens or testing and performing other comparable procedures when personnel that customarily perform these procedures are not available.
- Provide/present/participate in education to inmate patient, health care and correctional staff.
- Follows security regulations for keys, sharps and controlled medications.
- Delegates to and supervises other team members as appropriate.
- Maintains confidentiality of inmate records.
- Completes a minimum of twenty-four (24) CEU’s every two years and maintains RN/ARNP or PA licensure (as applicable).
- Recommends improved procedures, equipment and supplies to the supervisor.
The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as required.
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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