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Welcome to Corizon – the nation's leader in correctional healthcare solutions. At Corizon, every aspect of our business is designed to provide our clients with exceptional service and to partner with them to deliver safe, effective and efficient care using best practices and evidence-based medicine. This client-focused, patient-centered approach – which places a high value on honesty, integrity and reliability – is achieved by an outstanding team of employees who deliver best-in-class service and care every day. In turn, Corizon’s leaders are committed to providing a respectful, high-trust work environment that encourages employee growth, development and well-being. If partnering with other first-rate healthcare professionals to discover new and better ways to provide excellent service and care in a standard-setting organization sounds like an exciting challenge to you, we invite you to join the Corizon team!

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Job Description

Corizon  is dedicated to meeting the needs of the growing number of incarcerated, mentally ill persons and the professionals who care for them. We value our employees, and offer excellent compensation, a generous benefit package and the resources to grow professionally. More and more healthcare professionals are finding the kind of stability and advancement they desire with us.

We are in need of a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner to work at the Alleghany County Jail for 24 hours a week. The Mental Health Nurse Practitioner utilizes advance professional nursing skills with mental healthcare as primary focus.  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.
  • Graduate of an accredited college/university Nurse Practitioner program with current license/certification in the contract in which working.
  • 3-5 years experience in mental health setting which can include mental health background as an RN.
  • Must have current 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.

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APN with active license in PA

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