Nurse Practicioners

  • Location

    Pound, United States

  • Sector:

    Healthcare/Medical

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Contact:

    Yasmin Baig

  • Job ref:

    154

  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-05-22

Locations: Pound, VA and Oakwood, VA

Pay Rate: $70/hour

Schedule: Monday – Friday, 20 hours per week

Length of Appointment: 30 days minimum – ongoing assignment until June 30, 2020

Candidate may work both locations for 40 hour work week.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Analyzes and interpret patients' histories, symptoms, physical findings or diagnosis information to develop appropriate diagnoses.
  • Diagnoses or treats acute health problems, including but not limited to healthcare problems such as infection, illness or injuries.
  • Recommends diagnostic or therapeutic interventions with attention to safety cost evasiveness, simplicity, acceptability, adherence, and efficacy.
  • Prescribes medications based on efficacy, safety and cost as legally authorized also provide appropriate chemical or mechanical measures to assist offenders to improve behaviors
  • Assists with preparation and modification of acute or chronic illnesses, tailoring instructions to patients' individual circumstances
  • Provide evidence based health education to the inmate population

 

Qualifications:

  • Preferred prior experience in a Correctional Environment.
  • Preferred experience treating in a public healthcare setting.
  • Graduated from accredited school, licensed or eligible for license as Nurse Practitioner in state of Virginia.
  • Extensive knowledge and information of how to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases and deformities, including but not limited to treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions and preventive healthcare measures.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of mental illness and current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) diagnostic criteria.
  • Knowledge of professional and ethical standards of practice and interventions appropriate for the assigned population.
  • Ability to function effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team and to communicate orally and in writing.