Physician's Assistant
Niagara County Jail - Lockport, NY

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Unlock your potential behind bars.

Working in correctional healthcare is not a career. It's a calling. It's an opportunity to better your skills in a safe yet demanding environment. In here, your expertise is not confined to a small medical unit like the setup in a larger healthcare organization. You'll apply varied assessment skills and work closely among professionals who have more in common than simply sharing a shift. They share a gift. Come work side-by-side with coworkers who share a sense of purpose. Here at Armor Correctional Health Services, we do our very best to see patients for what they are - patients. Join us.

Physician Assistant

Under general supervision, provide independent acute and/or routine medical care to patients in a correctional setting.

  • Obtain detailed history and perform physical examinations on assigned patients; assess and treat acute/chronic medical problems and provide direct patient care to patients in a correctional setting.

  • Write appropriate orders, including those for narcotics, stimulants and depressant drugs.

  • Perform emergency life saving procedures in cases such as cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, massive hemorrhage, or similar emergencies.

  • Notify supervising physician regarding any unusual or unexpected events or problems requiring direct physician consultation.

  • Practice safety, environmental, and/or infection control methods.

  • Supervise and/or coordinate the activities of patient care and support staff within the clinic.

  • Write progress notes on patients' charts using the POMR method indicating patient status and treatment procedures performed; maintains other records as required.

  • Provides health education to patients.

  • Respond to requests from Security Staff as well as Armor Staff in accordance with Armor and Facility Guidelines. This includes following the rules and regulations for employee conduct/behavior and chain of command set forth by the command staff at all times while working within the detention/correctional facility.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

We offer:
  • Safe, Secure Workplace
  • Health/Dental/Life & Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid Vacation, Personal Days (Paid Time Off)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays
If you're ready to do your life's work you belong in corrections.