This position diagnoses and treats acute, episodic, or chronic illness, independently or as part of a healthcare team. In addition, it may focus on health promotion and disease prevention; order, perform, or interpret diagnostic tests such as laboratory work and x- rays; and prescribe
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
• Performs routine medical examinations on inmates or detainees under established guidelines.
• Diagnoses and treats acute and chronic conditions.
• Provides medical treatment and services consistent with the provision of basic health care services in conjunction with a physician.
• Formulates comprehensive plans and prognosis based on the patient’s health conditions.
• Prescribes medication dosages, routes, and frequencies based on patients' characteristics such as age and gender.
• Orders, performs, or interprets the results of diagnostic tests such as complete blood counts (CBCs), electrocardiograms (EKGs), and radiographs (x-rays).
• Analyzes and interprets patients' histories, symptoms, physical findings, or diagnostic information to develop appropriate diagnoses.
• Develops treatment plans based on scientific rationale, standards of care, and professional practice guidelines.
• Documents all provided services in the patient’s medical record.
• Diagnoses or treats acute health care problems such as illnesses, infections, and injuries.
• Counsels patients about drug regimens and possible side effects or interactions with other substances.
• Recommends interventions to modify behavior associated with health risks.
• Detects and responds to adverse drug reactions.
• Educates patients about self-management of acute or chronic illnesses, tailoring instructions to patients' individual circumstances.
• Diagnoses or treats chronic health care problems such as high blood pressure and diabetes.
• Maintains complete and detailed records of patients' health care plans and prognoses.
• Provides patients with information needed to promote health, reduce risk factors, or prevent disease or disability.
• Treats or refers patients for primary care conditions such as headaches, hypertension, urinary tract infections, upper respiratory infections, and dermatological conditions.
• Diagnoses or treats complex, unstable, comorbid, episodic, or emergency conditions in collaboration with other health care providers as necessary.
• 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 safety, cost, invasiveness, simplicity, acceptability, adherence, and efficacy.
• Schedules follow-up visits to monitor patients or evaluate health or illness care.
• Supervises or coordinate patient care or support staff activities.
• Maintains current knowledge of state legal regulations for nurse practitioner practice including reimbursement of services.
• Performs primary care procedures such as suturing, splinting, administering immunizations, taking cultures, and debriding wounds.
• Maintains departmental policies and procedures in areas such as safety and infection control.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
• Graduate from an accredited school of nursing required. Must have a current, unrestricted license to practice as Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner in Arizona. Maintains a current copy of license on file 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.
• Ability to take call on a rotational schedule.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Golden Valley, Arizona , 86413
The GEO Group, Inc.
Sep 9th, 2020