Morehouse School Of Medicine Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant in Atlanta, Georgia
Posting Number NONAC1092
Job Title Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant
Position Title Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant
Position Type Non-Faculty
Pay Rate $72,200 - $108,300
Department Morehouse Healthcare (MHC)
The Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) or Physician Assistant (PA) will provide a full range of medical services for patients. they will provide required documentation of services to the Site Medical Director or designee in order to monitor provision of clinical services. The ARNP/PA must obtain and maintain security clearance and report to the assigned facility at designated times to provide services. The ARNP/PA will perform the following essential job functions:
Notify Site Medical Director and HSA or designee of changes in schedule coverage and assist in arranging for coverage of medical services if unavailable for an extended period of time;
Conduct on site chronic care clinics, sick call, and infirmary rounds as established by Site Medical Director and HSA or designee and record patient encounters in the patient’s progress notes;
Ensure that progress notes documented in Electronic Medical Record or on approved paper form are dated, timed, and signed’ are in SOAP format; are problem-oriented; correspond to the therapeutic order; and are legible if handwritten;
Adhere to the established formulary for therapeutic regimens before initiating non-formulary procedures;
Make pertinent observations and draw logical conclusions to validate the need for any non-formulary drug, documentation of which will be recorded on the non-formulary form and submitted to the Medical Director for approval;
Utilize available in-house resource personnel for treatment or resolution of identified problems before making off-site referrals if possible;
Provide emergency treatment on-site and respond appropriately in urgent or emergency situations;
Support standards of correctional medical care by adhering to existing policies and procedures for admission to the infirmary, transfer to an emergency room, and utilization review process for specialty consultant referrals;
Report any doubts or questions regarding the lack of appropriate referrals or necessary nursing/medical intervention to the Site Medical Director or HSA;
Prescribe an appropriate planned regimen of total patient care, which is problem oriented and adequately meets the needs of the patient;
Provide input into facility mandatory committees such as the Pharmacy and Therapeutics and Medical Audit Committees as requested by the Site Medical Director or HSA;
Must use universal or standard precautions at all times;
Must respect patient’s rights to privacy and keep patient information confidential in accordance with accepted confidentiality practices for incarcerated individuals
*These positions will support Inmate Medical Services with Fulton County.
This position may require a background check, security clearance, and/or drug screening. Morehouse School of Medicine/Morehouse Health Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with federal and state employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, Vietnam era veteran, or disabled Veteran status.
Nurse Practitioner: Master’s Degree or higher required. Registered Nurse (RN) and Nurse Practitioner (NP) certification and licensure in the state of Georgia is required. Experience: 5-8 years of related experience.
Physician Assistant: Graduation from a Physician’s Assistant Training Program accredited by the National Commission of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) ; licensed or eligibility for licensing to practice in the State of Georgia; certified as a Physician Assistant by the State Board of Georgia or nationally board certified; Experience: a minimum of (2) years of professional level experience as a Physician Assistant.
Prior Corrections Healthcare experience is preferred
Posting Date 09/01/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
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