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Company: The GEO Group
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: February 14, 2021

Job Description:

Summary 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). - Analyzes and interprets patients' histories, symptoms, physical findings, or diagnostic information to develop appropriate diagnoses. - Develops treatment plans based on scientific rationale, standards of care, and professional practice guidelines. - Documents all provided services in the patient's medical record. - Diagnoses or treats acute health care problems such as illnesses, infections, and injuries. - Counsels patients about drug regimens and possible side effects or interactions with other substances. - Recommends interventions to modify behavior associated with health risks. - Detects and responds to adverse drug reactions. - Educates patients about self-management of acute or chronic illnesses, tailoring instructions to patients' individual circumstances. - Diagnoses or treats chronic health care problems such as high blood pressure and diabetes. - Maintains complete and detailed records of patients' health care plans and prognoses. - Provides patients with information needed to promote health, reduce risk factors, or prevent disease or disability. - Treats or refers patients for primary care conditions such as headaches, hypertension, urinary tract infections, upper respiratory infections, and dermatological conditions. - Diagnoses or treats complex, unstable, comorbid, episodic, or emergency conditions in collaboration with other health care providers as necessary. - Consults with or refers patients to appropriate specialists when conditions exceed the scope of practice or expertise. - Reads current literature, talk with colleagues, and participates in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in nursing. - Recommends diagnostic or therapeutic interventions with attention to safety, cost, invasiveness, simplicity, acceptability, adherence, and efficacy. - Schedules follow-up visits to monitor patients or evaluate health or illness care. - Supervises or coordinate patient care or support staff activities. - Maintains current knowledge of state legal regulations for nurse practitioner practice including reimbursement of services. - Performs primary care procedures such as suturing, splinting, administering immunizations, taking cultures, and debriding wounds. - Maintains departmental policies and procedures in areas such as safety and infection control. - Performs other duties as assigned. Minimum Requirements - 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. - Must be a United States Citizen or Authorized to work in the United States. Equal Opportunity Employer. City: Pine Prairie State: Louisiana

Keywords: The GEO Group, Alexandria , P/T NURSE PRACTITIONER, Healthcare , Alexandria, Louisiana

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