Job Description

PrimeCare Medical is currently looking for a Physicians Assistant or a Nurse Practitioner to work in the medical department at the York County Prison. In this role the job duties are to screen the medical complaints of all inmate/patients by physical examination; or to evaluate inmates/patients on sick line and to present to the attending physician those inmate/patients who require further diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. The primary focus of this position is to perform physical examinations on all newly incarcerated inmate/patients. Patients who demonstrate clinical complications outside the physician assistant scope of practice shall be referred to the attending physician.

    The PA or NP will perform a variety of duties such as suturing, administering injections and medications, drawing blood samples and evaluation of diagnostic findings. They will also be responsible for the following…


                                                Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner


         Ensure complete, accurate and timely medical entries are made for each inmate/patient contact.

         Provide counseling and education on common medical problems.

         Perform histories and physicals on all newly committed inmates/patients in accordance with NCCHC/ACA Standards, facility requirements, and PCM policies and procedures.

         Comply with standards of care in accordance with NCCHC/ACA and accepted medical standards.

         Maintain confidentiality of medical unit information at all times.

         Develop and conduct in-service education programs according to annual in-service calendar, as assigned by PCM Medical Director and/or Medical Administrator.

         Submit copy of professional license, certificate of liability insurance coverage, and CPR certification.

         Provide other services as required at the request of the PCM Medical Director and/or Medical Administrator. Review inmate/patient records to determine health status and initiate necessary treatment.

         Screen inmate/patient sick call requests to determine appropriate follow up care.

         Evaluate inmate/patients at sick call for common complaints.

         Order appropriate laboratory tests and X-rays.

         Order specialty consultations when indicated.

         Provide ongoing, continuous care for inmates/patients with chronic medical problems such as asthma, hypertension, and diabetes.

         Collect specimens for, and carry out commonly performed blood, urine, and stool analyses and cultures.

         Evaluate and initiate treatment in emergency situations such as cardiac arrest, respiratory distress, hemorrhage, burns, and injuries.

         Prescribe therapeutic modalities such as medications and diets in accordance with regulations.

                                                Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner

Job Requirements

         Graduate of a medical approved Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner program.

         Licensed to practice as a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner in the state in which the facility is located.

         Experience in health care delivery is required.

                                                Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner

Job Snapshot

Other Pay DOE
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care
Education Not Specified
Experience At least 1 year(s)
Manages Others No
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
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