NURSE PRACTITIONER
The GEO Group, Inc.

Lawrenceville, Virginia


Facility: LAWRENCEVILLE CORRECTIONAL CENTER

Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer.



Summary

This position 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.
  • Diagnose and treat 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 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.

 





Minimum Requirements

  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing required. Must have a current, unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner in the state the facility is located, as well as a current DEA license.  Must maintain current copy of applicable licenses at the facility at all times.
  • Two (2) years of direct work experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of nursing principles practices and techniques.
  • 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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