• Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

    Requisition
    18-57832
    Location
    SC, Columbia
    Facility
    South Carolina Sexually Violent Predator Treatment Program
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift
    Day
    Indeed Quick Apply (Yes/No)
    Yes
    Recruiter
    Montgomery Dunbar
    Email
    MDunbar@CorrectCareRS.com
  • Company Introduction

    Correct Care Recovery Solutions (CCRS) has partnered with the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to comprehensively manage and provide medical and mental health care, forensic mental health evaluation and treatment, substance abuse treatment and dental services to patients at Bridgewater State Hospital.  CCRS is seeking qualified professionals to be part of this innovative program that will deliver care in accordance with a person-centered, trauma-informed recovery/resiliency philosophy.  CCRS’ overall goal is to improve patients’ levels of functioning and wellness for a successful recovery and discharge from the hospital.  CCRS has several exciting employment opportunities based at Bridgewater State Hospital for individuals to work alongside visionary leaders committed to improving public health.  When you work at a CCRS facility, you have an opportunity to make a difference every single day.

    Overview

    Our Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) provides medical assessments of patients by participating in the clinical medical management of patients and working closely with the physicians and medical staff.  Is responsible to assess and treat psychiatric emergencies per orders of a Psychiatrist.  At times, the off-shift ARNP will function in an administrative supervisory capacity over nursing.  Our ARNP works under the supervision of physician and in accordance with their protocol.

    Qualifications

    Education:

    • Graduation from an accredited nurse practitioner program.

    Experience:

    • Two (2) years’ experience as an ARNP preferred.
    • Competence necessary in the following areas: crisis intervention, medical emergencies, physical assessment, medical nursing care and psychiatric nursing care. 
    • Able to work without direct immediate supervision in performing nursing diagnosis and provide appropriate follow up treatment. 
    • Excellent interpersonal skills. 
    • Must be able to communicate effectively with all levels within the facility, in addition to a variety of outside customers with varying interests. 
    • Above average writing skills. 
    • Must be able to thoroughly and effectively document all work performed in the position. 
    • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.

    Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certification as a Nurse Practitioner in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

    Responsibilities

    1. Provides comprehensive assessment, plan development, implementation of plan of care and evaluation of effectiveness of interventions with revisions as necessary.  Performs admission and annual physicals.
    2. Initiate, monitors, alters medications and treatments according to approved protocols.  Demonstrates thorough understanding of all requirements and practice standards relating to the prescription, administration of medications including compliance with DCF95-6; Facility policy and procedures, documentation, requirements, medication education. 
    3. Provides evaluation of physical and behavioral health primary care physical assessments.  Identify and evaluate illnesses.  Compiles and evaluates medical histories and physical finding.  Performs gynecological examinations.  Initiates diagnostic laboratory test and interprets and evaluates laboratory results.  Intervenes in patients medical emergencies. 
    4. Monitors medication and initiates appropriate therapies for certain conditions and changes medications according to variations in a patient’s response within established protocols.
    5. Observes and differentiates between signs and symptoms associated with normal human physiology and those indicative of pathological changes.
    6. Documents all relevant patient care issues in patients’ progress notes and treatment plan all relevant patient care issues.            
    7. Monitors and manages medical patients and appropriately refers to other specialists and disciplines. 
    8. Contributes to the Employee Health program via activities such as pre-employment physical exams and clearance, employee immunization administration, employee health teaching, and assessment of employee medical emergencies and/or injuries.  In conjunction with Infection Control Practitioner and the Human Resources Department, maintains employee health records.     
    9. Is sensitive to cultural diversity issues, treats patients as an individual, and considers the culture of the patients when providing care and treatment.
    10. Is knowledgeable about care and treatment needs of patients of different ages.  Provides individualized care and treatment that is consistent with/sensitive to the age and life span developmental needs of each patient. 
    11. Other duties as assigned.       

    CCS is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

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