Nurse Practitioner - Correctional Health Services
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Nurse Practitioners

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services is committed to ensuring access to high-quality, patient-centered, cost effective health care to Los Angeles County residents through direct services at DHS facilities and through collaboration with community and university partners.

We are currently seeking dedicated Nurse Practitioners to join our team. Our Nurse Practitioners provide quality patient centered care in various correctional facilities. In this role, the ideal candidate will partner with a team of devoted clinicians to oversee the provision of coordinated medical, behavioral health and substance abuse services to incarcerated individuals.

Essential Job Functions

  • Assumes ongoing responsibility for each patient from discovery of the disorder to recovery
  • Performs complete physical examinations, including interviewing patients to obtain complete medical histories as well as ordering, interpreting and evaluating diagnostic tests and examinations
  • Diagnoses and treats both chronic and episodic disorders including complications of otherwise routine processes such as pregnancy or childhood development.
  • Establishes and documents the health care plan and prognosis, maintaining records of each case that are detailed and complete for any physician reviewing them to evaluate the effectiveness of the plan.
  • Initiates drug therapy, taking responsibility for other reactions as well as therapy when performed prior to consultation with a physician.
  • Determines when the patient has recovered from the disorder and releases the patient.
  • Under established guidelines, may review and analyze patient records in order to evaluate the usage if psychotropic drugs and the quality and appropriateness of the care of mental health patients.

Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or a closely related health field from an accredited college or university AND a Master’s degree in nursing, a Master’s degree in a clinical field related to nursing, or a graduate degree in nursing –OR– An “accelerated” Master’s degree (in the absence of a Bachelor’s degree) in nursing or a clinical field related to nursing from an accredited college or university.

License:

A license to practice as a Registered Nurse and a certificate to practice as a Nurse Practitioner issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive compensation plus bonus
  • Medical/Dental benefits
  • Excellent retirement plan
  • Vacation and holiday pay
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Short/Long term disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Student loan repayment program

If you are looking for a rewarding career with an excellent work- life balance than the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services is the place for you.

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