Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant (Medical NP/PA)
Corrections-Operations - Oregon

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These two full-time and one half-time employment opportunities are in the Health Services Section of several Department of Corrections' institutions. One full-time position is located at the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution (EOCI) in Pendleton and the other is at the Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla. The half-time position is located at the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem. This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates. This announcement currently has no close date but may close any time.

The incumbent will be assigned two weeks on-call duty per month which amounts to over 25% additional salary.

This position is established as a Nurse Practitioner, however, we also encourage qualified Physician Assistant candidates to apply. The Physician Assistant classification may be used to cross-fill Nurse Practitioner position vacancies when qualified Nurse Practitioner candidates cannot be recruited. If you are selected to cross-fill as a Physician Assistant, your salary and benefits will be the same as those listed in the announcement.

Duties & Responsibilities

This position provides medical services to inmates which may include examination, diagnoses of medical complaints, prescription of treatment, and performance of specialized procedures that are within the scope of practice and also coordinates care with other Department Physicians, medical specialists in the community or with local hospitals as necessary. For a complete position description, click below.
  • provides primary or speciality health care, including medical or mental diagnosis, treatment, prescription, patient counseling and consultation with other clinical staff in their area of speciality; performs comprehensive health evaluations of inmates including review of medical information obtained by other health care providers; completes history of previous medical, psychiatric, dental treatment, and immunizations; reviews laboratory and other diagnostic test, physically examines the inmate for present pathology; establishes a diagnosis for medical problems, prescribes treatment and a follow-up plan; documents normal and abnormal findings in the medical record; prescribes treatment for inmates medical conditions on the physician order form;
  • includes further diagnostic procedures, monitoring of vital signs pharmacotherapeutic agents; recommends admission to infirmary or emergency room; initiates referrals to physicians;
  • documents results of physical examinations, diagnoses and treatment in the individual inmate's medical record, in accordance with rules, regulations, recommendations of the state professional boards, Oregon rules and regulations, and DOC Health Services Policy and Procedures using the problem-oriented charting format; assures the maintenance of medical confidentiality and complies with Department of Corrections and other statutory requirements concerning release of medical information;
  • obtains written informed consent, according to Department of Corrections Rule, from inmate prior to administration of any medically diagnostic or treatment procedure which poses a material risk of substantial pain or harm to the inmate; provides information and consultation to inmates about medical findings and prescribed treatment;
  • provides medical inform at io to health care providers as necessary to assure continuity of prescribed treatment and programmatic function of the inmate and to help maintain the safety and security of the institution;
  • participates with other members of the health care team in the development of, and implementation of, individualized inmate treatment plans requiring close medical supervision,, and for resolution of identified problems with medical care and service delivery system;
  • provides expert clinical advice and training to institution and health service employees regarding occupational injury, communicable disease control, safety, sanitation, and management of medical care in the institutional setting;
  • performs emergency medical interventions; assists in the preparations of staff and equipment for emergency medical response; maintains certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation procedures;
  • participates in the development and annual review of institution health services operational procedure, protocols and department formulary; quality assurance and peer review meetings;
  • performs work according to guidelines and procedure for maintenance of a security environment in the correctional setting;
  • participates in the development of CQI projects and makes recommendations to the appropriate program area for improvement or necessary change; participates in PEER Review, Quality Assurance, Continuous Quality Improvement, and Utilization Review activities;
  • maintains medical and technical competence appropriate for the position, the setting, and the assigned population; and
  • maintains the ability to provide care and treatment for the patient in any objective and non-judgemental manner, with compassion and respect for the patient's privacy and dignity.


Your application materials will be reviewed to verify the minimum requirements listed below.

For Nurse Practitioner , you must have and maintain, in good standing:
  • a Nurse Practitioner's license issued by the Oregon State Board of Nursing .
For Physician Assistant , at the time of appointment you must have and maintain, in good standing:
  • licensure by the Oregon Medical Board as a Physician Assistant and have the appropriate Drug Enforcement Administration registration to prescribe controlled substances.


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Only complete application materials will be considered. Be sure to answer all supplemental questions and attach required documents to your electronic application.

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  • Complete the designated fields of the on-line application;
  • Attach a current resume;
  • List your license number in the "Licenses and Certifications" section; AND
  • Respond to the supplemental questions.
NOTE: Licenses are verified using online verification systems, by state. If a public disciplinary record is found through the verification process, applications may be held for further review. Each disciplinary record is reviewed on a case-by-case basis and may affect the status of your application, depending on the outcome of the review process.

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Pay and benefits on all announcements may change without notice. For budgetary reasons, the State of Oregon requires employees to take unpaid furlough days during the 2011-2013 biennium. The incumbent to this position may be required to take a prorated number of unpaid furlough days during the biennium, depending on the number of furlough days established and the date of hire.

The Department of Corrections does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, all applicants will be required to complete the US Department of Justice Form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States.

Application Reference Number: DOC11-0149OC

The successful candidate to this position will be subject to a Criminal Records Check.

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