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Physician's Assistant (PA)/Nurse Practitioner (NP)

Company: Wellpath
Location: Visalia
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of people - our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented, compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to "Always Do The Right Thing!"OverviewUnder direct supervision of the Health Services Administrator (HSA), Program Manager (PM), or higher medical professional, the Physician's Assistants (PA) and Nurse Practitioners (NP) will assist the Physician in all medical care and treatment of the patient population including but not limited to behavioral health disorders. The PA and NP will coordinate the patient plan of care through assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation in collaboration with the healthcare team and in compliance with all agency, local, state, federal laws and regulations.Additional DetailsMonday thru Thursday Shifts as needed.QualificationsEducation:--- Completion of a master's program in nursing (NPs) or an accredited education program for PAsExperience:--- Previous correctional/detention facility experience--- Minimum two (2) years' experienceLicenses/Certifications:--- Unrestricted current license, certification or registration in state of practice - must maintain all certifications, educational requirements, licensing, etc.--- Current Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration--- Current (and must maintain) lifesaving BLS and PALS (where applicable) certification through AHAResponsibilitiesHold daily sick call, examine patients and carry out treatment according to standardized procedures and protocolsCarry out physicians' ordersConsult with physician about non-emergency conditions falling outside protocol parametersIdentify medical emergency conditions and provide appropriate emergency care and arrange for transfer to the nearest appropriate facilityAdmit patients to the OHU and coordinate with nursing staff to develop treatment plansPerform annual physical examinations on all persons served as scheduled, order appropriate laboratory studies, and classify appropriate worker statusRepair simple lacerations and remove suturesPerform minor surgical procedures (i.e. I&D, basic splinting and toe nail removal)Responsible for recognizing and treating non-psychotic behavioral health disorders pharmacologically as indicatedIn collaboration with the Psychiatrist, provide ongoing care of patients who are stable on maintenance doses of non-psychotic medications, as well as treat cases of situational stressors, causing anxiety, depression and sleep disordersSuccessfully complete and continue practice of the OneCare team's educational program, Medical Provider Training for Prescribing Mental Health DrugsDocument all findings using the S.O.A.P.E. methodEnsure confidentiality of persons served health informationProvide discharge planning as requiredParticipate in Quality Management and Peer Review activitiesAttend quarterly Quality Management meetingsPerform other duties as assigned.Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

Keywords: Wellpath, Visalia , Physician's Assistant (PA)/Nurse Practitioner (NP), Healthcare , Visalia, California

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