Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Oklahoma County Detention Center - Oklahoma City, OK

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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.

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - 40 hours!! & flex schedule; must have OK license, may help with relocation for the right candidate.

Under indirect supervision, provides independent primary care in a correctional setting to a specified population of non-emergency patients. Provides consultation and advice to others.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs medical examinations and evaluations, diagnoses, treatment, follow-up consultation and health education.
  • Obtains patient histories and develops patient care treatment plans, ensuring completeness and accuracy using the POMR format.
  • Supervises and/or coordinates the activities of patient care and/or support staff.
  • Participates in planning programs and in developing specific health polices and procedures.
  • Provides individual therapy, assessments and evaluations of psychiatric patients.
  • Prescribes psychiatric medication in conjunction with psychiatrist and facility protocols.
  • Provides consultation as it pertains to psychiatric medications and diagnosis and other clinical concerns as appropriate.
  • Facilitates communication between psychiatric services, programs, staff and patients.
  • Practices safety, environmental and/or infection control methods.
  • 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.
  • Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Required:
    • Knowledge of patient care charts and histories.
    • Knowledge of health education theory and practice.
    • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
    • Ability to maintain quality, safety and/or infection control standards.
    • Knowledge of clinical operations and procedures.
    • Knowledge of current principles, methods, and procedures for the deliver of medical evaluations, diagnosis and treatment in area of expertise.
    • Knowledge or related accreditation and certification requirements.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of staff.
    Education and Experience Requirements:
    • Current license as a Registered Nurse/Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
    • Current CPR certification, ACLS certification preferred
    • Two years of experience in Psychiatric and/or Correctional Setting
    Working Conditions and Physical Effort:
    • Work is normally performed in clinic environment.
    • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
    • Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.
    • Will work with blood and blood borne pathogens and will require OSHA training and compliance.
    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.