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Company: GEO Secure Services
Location: El Centro
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Facility: -EL CENTRO SERVICE PROCESSING CENTERCompensation Base: -$95.00/hourCompensation Bonus (if applicable): -Equal Opportunity Employer.SummaryThis 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. -Job Requirements: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.
    • Must be a United States citizen.
    • Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.
    • Must be willing to undergo a rigorous background investigation as required by U.S. Marshals.

Keywords: GEO Secure Services, El Centro , P/T NURSE PRACTITIONER, Healthcare , El Centro, California

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