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Psych Nurse Practitioner

Correctional Care - Committed Careers - Corizon Health
We have an exceptional opportunity for a Full time Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner to join our healthcare team at the Northwest Correctional Complex located in Tiptonville, TN.
Qualifications of the Corizon Health Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Graduate of an accredited college/university Nurse Practitioner program with current license/certification in the state of employment.
3-5 years experience in mental health setting which can include mental health background as a Registered Nurse.
Must have current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.
Available to participate in on-call schedule.
Subject to initial and ongoing security clearance requirements.
Must follow all credentialing and privileging procedures from applicable technical instructions.
Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) with active license in state of employment
Responsibilities of the Corizon Health Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner utilizes advanced, professional nursing skills with mental healthcare as primary focus as well as interacts with a variety of mental healthcare professionals and security staff in a correctional environment.
Responds to and initiates care for those requiring mental health services throughout the facility.
Assesses inmate/patient in a variety of settings.
Identifies inmate/patient mental health problems and prescribes treatment under direction of a physician.
Implements mental health services utilizing therapeutic regimens approved by a psychiatrist.
Provides mental health education to inmate/patient, healthcare and correctional staff.
Documents all mental healthcare contacts.
Adheres to safety and security policies and participates in disaster drills.
Follows security regulations for keys, sharps and controlled medications.
Delegates to and supervises other appropriate infection control practices.
Adheres to Universal Precautions and other appropriate infection control practices.
Benefits offered to of the Corizon Health Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
5 Weeks Paid Time Off
No weekends or evenings
Minimal on-call
No overhead
Medical & Dental
Company matched retirement plan
Continuing Medical Education allowance
Paid malpractice
Corizon Health provides patients with high quality healthcare and reentry services that will reduce recidivism and better the communities where we live and work. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of the growing number of incarcerated persons with physical and mental illness and the professionals who care for them. More healthcare professionals are finding the stability and advancement they desire at Corizon Health.
This position may require a background check, security clearance, and/or drug screening. Corizon Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with federal and state employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, Vietnam era veteran, or disabled Veteran status.
John Polich
800-738-0058
IND
Job Number:13704Corizon Health.Category: Healthcare, Keywords: Psychiatric Nurse

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