ADVANCED PRACTICE PROVIDER, PART TIME
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GEO provides complementary, turnkey solutions for numerous government partners worldwide across a spectrum of diversified correctional and community reentry services. From the development of state-of-the-art facilities and the provision of management services and evidence-based rehabilitation to the post-release reintegration and supervision of individuals in the community, GEO offers fully diversified, cost-effective services that deliver enhanced quality and improved outcomes.
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The Advanced Practice Provider diagnoses and treats acute, episodic, or chronic illness, independently or as part of a healthcare team. In addition, this position focuses on health promotion and disease prevention; order, perform, or interpret diagnostic tests such as laboratory work and x- rays; and prescribe medication.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Performs routine medical examinations on inmates or detainees under established guidelines.
- Diagnoses and treats acute and chronic medical illnesses.
- Provides medical treatment and services, consistent with the provision of basic health care services, in conjunction with a physician.
- Formulates comprehensive treatment plans and prognosis based on the patient’s health conditions.
- Prescribes medication dosages, routes, and frequencies based on patients' diagnosis permitted under State and DEA licensure.
- Orders, performs, or interprets the results of diagnostic tests such as complete blood counts (CBCs), electrocardiograms (EKGs), and radiographs (x-rays) with physician oversight as needed.
- Analyzes and interprets a patient’s history, symptoms, physical findings, and diagnostic information to develop appropriate clinical assessment and treatment plan.
- Develops treatment plans are based on scientific rationale, standards of care, and clinical practice guidelines.
- Documents all health care services provided and include comprehensive records of health care plans and prognosis in the patient’s medical record.
- Counsels patients on prescribed drug regimens and possible side effects or interactions with other drugs or substances.
- Recommends interventions to modify behavior associated with health risks.
- Educates patients about self-management of acute or chronic illnesses, tailoring instructions to patients' individual circumstances.
- Provides patients with information needed to promote good health, reduce risk factors, and prevent disease or disability.
- Consults with or refers patients to appropriate specialists when conditions exceed the scope of practice or expertise.
- Reads current literature, talk with colleagues, and participates in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in nursing.
- Recommends diagnostic or therapeutic interventions with attention to clinical indication, safety and patient acceptability and compliance, to treatment plan.
- Schedules follow-up visits to monitor patients or evaluate health or illness care.
- Maintains current knowledge of state legal regulations for nurse practitioner/physician assistant practice and licensure requirements.
- Performs primary care procedures such as suturing, splinting, administering immunizations, taking specimen cultures, and appropriate wound care and debridement as necessary.
- Maintains departmental policies and procedures in areas such as safety and infection control.
- Must be available for 24-hour coverage based on the need of the facility and as assigned, to advise nursing staff in the care of detainees/inmates/residents after hours.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Graduate from an accredited school of nursing or physician assistant studies required.
- Must have a current, unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner, or as a Physician Assistant in the state the facility is located, as well as a current DEA license. Must maintain current copy of applicable licenses at the facility.
- Two (2) years of advanced practice experience preferred.
- Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.
- Skill in performing uncomplicated surgical procedures.
- Ability to administer prescribed medications.
- Ability to perform complete physical appraisals of patients.
- Ability to identify and evaluate illnesses.
- Ability to initiate diagnostic laboratory tests and evaluate the results.
- Ability to manage the care of patients.
- Ability to work with patients having a variety of physical problems.
- Ability to compile and evaluate medical histories and other clinical and laboratory data.
- Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
- Ability to communicate effectively.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
- Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.
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