Medical NP or PA in Correctional Medicine - Day Shift - Henry County Jail Job at FirstClass Healthcare, Mcdonough, GA

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  • FirstClass Healthcare
  • Mcdonough, GA

Job Description

Summary:As an Advanced Practice Provider (APP) in Correctional Medicine, you will provide comprehensive medical care to incarcerated individuals within the correctional facility. You will work closely with a team of healthcare professionals to ensure delivery of high-quality healthcare services to meet the unique and diverse needs of the inmate population. The role requires a compassionate approach, strong clinical skills, and the ability to handle challenging situations in a secure environment.Duties and Responsibilities:Medical Assessment: Conduct thorough medical assessments of inmates, including physical examinations, review of medical histories, and evaluation of symptoms to diagnose and treat various health conditions. Performing simple procedures such as laceration repair and I&D is also needed.Treatment Planning: Develop individualized treatment plans for inmates based on their medical conditions, taking into consideration the constraints of the correctional environment and available resources.Medication Management: Prescribe medications as needed and ensure compliance with prescribed treatments, including monitoring for side effects and potential drug interactions.Emergency Response: Respond promptly to medical emergencies within the correctional facility and initiate appropriate lifesaving interventions until higher-level medical care is available.Chronic Disease Management: Oversee the management of chronic medical conditions among inmates, such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma, and HIV/AIDS, to promote disease control and prevent complications.Mental Health Care: Collaborate with our mental health team of professionals to address the mental health needs of inmates to assure appropriate management of psychiatric conditions.Preventative Care: Promote health education and preventive care measures to improve overall inmate health and reduce the risk of communicable diseases.Collaboration: Work collaboratively with other healthcare professionals, including but not limited to physicians, nurses, psychiatrists, social workers, physical therapists, and dentists to ensure a coordinated and multidisciplinary approach to patient care.Documentation: Maintain accurate and up-to-date medical records, documenting all patient encounters, treatment plans, and progress notes in compliance with facility policies and legal requirements.Safety and Security: Adhere to the security protocols and guidelines within the correctional facility to maintain a safe and secure environment for both staff and inmates.Ethics and Professionalism: Uphold ethical standards and maintain professionalism in all interactions with inmates, colleagues, and facility staff.Continuing Education: Stay updated with the latest developments in correctional medicine, attend training sessions, engage in continuous professional development to enhance medical knowledge and skills, and attend any necessary meetings.Requirements:Current licensure as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician Assistant (PA) in the state of Georgia.Board Certification as an APP in a relevant speciality is preferred.Previous experience in primary care/internal medicine, urgent care, or correctional medicine is preferred.Strong clinical assessment and diagnostic skills.Ability to handle stressful situations calmly, direct the supporting medical team, and make sound decisions in emergency situations.Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to interact effectively with inmates, correctional staff, and other healthcare professionals.Understanding of the unique challenges of providing medical care within a correctional setting.Some weekends and holidays are required.Shifts will be 7a-7p

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Holiday work, Shift work, Weekend work, Day shift,

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