Physician Assistant (PA) or Nurse Practitioner (NP) at Sonoma County Jail
Location: Santa Rosa
Posted on: June 25, 2022
Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of
people - our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed
to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable
patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented,
compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is
empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to
practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to
"Always Do The Right Thing!"
Our Physician Assistant provide a full range of medical services
for patients. Works under the supervision of the Site Medical
Director and other site Physicians and in accordance with
established policy and procedure as well as within the state
guidelines. Provides required documentation of services to the Site
Medical Director or designee in order to monitor provision of
clinical services. Notifies the Medical Director and H.S.A.
regarding changes in schedule coverage. Assists in arrangements for
coverage of medical services if unavailable for an extended period
Bachelor's degree from an AMA / AAPA approved Physician Assistant
Prior medical/surgical and/or emergency/trauma experience and
corrections experience preferred
Must have the patience and tact to deal with the patient population
and ability to work effectively in the corrections environment
Scheduling flexibility is also required to be able to rotate hours
and shifts, if needed, and to be called during emergency situations
to provide coverage
Current licensure as a Physician Assistant within the state
Current CPR Certification
Reports to assigned facility at designated hour to examine referred
Conducts on-site chronic care clinics and sick call as established
by Site Medical Director, Health Services Administrator or
Conducts infirmary rounds as established by Site Medical Director,
Health Services Administrator or designee and records encounters in
the patient's progress notes.
Ensures progress note documentation is in SOAP format, problem
oriented, corresponds to the therapeutic order and is dated, timed
Adheres to the established formulary for therapeutic regimens
before using non-formulary procedure.
Respond to a code or health emergency within standard
Makes pertinent observations and draws logical conclusions, which
validate need for non-formulary drug, which is recorded on
non-formulary form and submitted to the Medical Director for
Utilizes available in-house resource personnel for treatment or
resolution of identified problems before using off-site referral,
Provides emergency treatment on-site and responds appropriately in
urgent or emergency situations.
Supports standards of medical care through adherence to existing
policies and procedures for: Admission to the infirmary (when one
is on site); Transfer to emergency room; Utilization review process
for specialty consultant referrals.
Assumes responsibility and accountability for his/her individual
judgments and actions.
Reports any doubts or questions regarding the lack of appropriate
referrals, nursing or medical intervention necessary for the
realization of established patient goals to the Medical Director or
Health Services Administrator for disposition.
Uses Universal or Standard Precautions at all times.
Prescribes a planned regimen of total patient care, which is
adequate, problem-oriented and appropriate to the needs of the
Keeps patient information confidential and respects patient's
rights to privacy, in accordance with accepted confidentiality
practices for incarcerated individuals.
Provides input into facility mandatory committees such as Pharmacy
and Therapeutics and Medical Audit Committee as requested by Site
Medical Director, Health Services Administrator or designee.
Must maintain privileges.
Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance.
Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety
of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow
standardized procedures that may call for deviations.
Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of
instructions and apply knowledge to different factual
Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.
Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous
Post orders, if applicable, per site contract.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer
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