Wellpath Nurse Practitioner, Specialist in Foxboro, Massachusetts
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!”
About this role
The Nurse Practitioner, Specialist provides a full range of medical services for patients. They work under the supervision of the Site Medical Director and other site or specialty Physicians and in accordance with established policy and procedure as well as within the state guidelines. They provide required documentation of services to the Site Medical Director or designee in order to monitor provision of clinical services. They notify the Medical Director and H.S.A. regarding changes in schedule coverage. Assist in arrangements for coverage of medical services if unavailable for an extended period of time. Should be trained in specialty areas such as Hep-C, HIV, Oncology, etc.
What you bring to the table
A graduate of an accredited school of nursing
An advanced degree in an approved and accredited Nurse Practitioner program
Prior medical/surgical and/or emergency/trauma experience and corrections experience is preferred.
Must have the patience and tact to deal with the patient population and ability to work effectively in the corrections environment.
Scheduling flexibility is also required to be able to rotate hours and shifts, if needed, and to be called during emergency situations to provide coverage
Must have and maintain current licensure as a Nurse Practitioner within the state of employment.
Have and maintain specialized training documentation in area of clinical focus (for example, Hep-C, HIV, Oncology, etc.).
Must have and maintain current CPR certification
What you will do
Reports to assigned facility at designated hour to examine referred patients
Works with Clinical Advisor in area of specialization to develop treatment plans for patients within registry and scope of care.
Conducts on-site chronic care clinics and sick call as established by Site Medical Director, Health Services Administrator or designee
Conducts infirmary rounds as established by Site Medical Director, Health Services Administrator or designee and records encounters in the patient's progress notes
Ensures progress note documentation is in SOAP format, problem oriented, corresponds to the therapeutic order and is dated, timed and legible
Adheres to the established formulary for therapeutic regimens before using non-formulary procedure
Respond to a code or health emergency within standard guidelines
Makes pertinent observations and draws logical conclusions, which validate need for non-formulary drug, which is recorded on non-formulary form and submitted to the Medical Director or specialty physician for approval
Utilizes available in-house resource personnel for treatment or resolution of identified problems before using off-site referral, if possible
Provides emergency treatment on-site and responds appropriately in urgent or emergency situations
Supports standards of medical care through adherence to existing policies and procedures for: Admission to the infirmary (when one is on site); Transfer to emergency room; Utilization review process for specialty consultant referrals
Assumes responsibility and accountability for his/her individual judgments and actions.
Reports any doubts or questions regarding the lack of appropriate referrals, nursing or medical intervention necessary for the realization of established patient goals to the Medical Director or Health Services Administrator for disposition
Uses Universal or Standard Precautions at all times
Prescribes a planned regimen of total patient care, which is adequate, problem-oriented and appropriate to the needs of the patient
Keeps patient information confidential and respects patient's rights to privacy, in accordance with accepted confidentiality practices for incarcerated individuals
Provides input into facility mandatory committees such as Pharmacy and Therapeutics and Medical Audit Committee as requested by Site Medical Director, Health Services Administrator or designee
Perform other duties as assigned.
Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer
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Facility Massachusetts Regional Office, MA DOC
Shift Day 8 hour
Recruiter Ryan Scerra
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