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 medication.
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).
Graduate from an accredited school of nursing required. Must have a current, unrestricted license to practice as Registered Nurse in the state the facility is located. Maintains a current copy of license on file at the facility at all times.
Certified to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the state in which the facility is located.
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.