Advanced Practice Provider
Pearsall, TX 78061 US
Currently recruiting an Advance Practice Provider in Pearsall, Texas, to provide medical care at a facility that houses individuals detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The successful candidate will have at least 1 years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant. IHSC operates 24/7/365;Response is required during an emergency activation. This position requires rotational on-call duties and may necessitate return to the facility to provide care. This position requires availability to work both day and evening shifts. Availability during weekends and holidays is also required.
DUTIES OF THE ADVANCED PRACTICE PROVIDER:
- Adheres to the IHSC Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Collaborative Practice and Prescriptive Authority Agreement (CP/PAA).
- Works as part of an integrated health care team to provide acute, emergent, and chronic health care to patients in compliance with IHSC policy and guidance and accreditation standards as prescribed by ICE/IHSC.
- Performs comprehensive history and physical evaluations, behavioral health care, and minor outpatient surgical procedures for detainees as required by the medical condition.
- Demonstrates appropriate application of clinical knowledge within documented treatment plans, prescriptions, and provides treatment throughout the life span as appropriate to discipline and facility setting.
- Demonstrates appropriate application of clinical knowledge within documented lab/diagnostic ordering and interpretation, medication prescribing practices, referrals to consultants, follow-up after hospitalization or consultation.
- Participates in and complies with court ordered treatment plans to include evaluation and treatment of patients with psychiatric illness or life-threatening conditions including hunger strike.
- Provides full spectrum of age and gender specific health care to include treatment of gender dysphoria and pregnancy.
- Consults with the staff physician, clinical director, and/or IHSC consultants as required by policy and for complex medical and/or psychiatric patients.
- Provides infirmary care including admission, discharge, and daily rounds for patients that require higher level of care and monitoring.
- Interprets Tuberculin skin tests (TSTs) and diagnostic studies, manages Direct Observation Therapy (DOT) for treatment of active or latent tuberculosis.
- Takes appropriate infection control actions in accordance with IHSC policy and guidance.
- Adheres to universal precautions and properly disposes of all sharps and infectious waste.
- Provides relevant patient health education to detainees verbally and/or with handouts.
- Assists with preparation for accreditation and ongoing compliance with standards as assigned.
- Attends on-site, regional, and national meetings as required.
- Completes all initial, annual, and ad hoc training as required.
- Participates in all required credentialing and peer review processes as required.
- Facilitates and mentors APP onboarding and training.
- Demonstrates level of productivity that is on par with the average APP productivity at the assigned facility.
QUALIFICATIONS OF THE ADVANCED PRACTICE PROVIDER:
- Must have and maintain an unrestricted, current Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant license in the state in which the duty station is located. Any changes to license must be reported to employer immediately.
- Must have and maintain national certification as nurse practitioner or physician assistant.
- Physician Assistant - Must have and maintain certification as a Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
- Nurse Practitioner - Must have and maintain board certification as Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurse Credentialing Center (AANC) or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
- Must have and maintain unrestricted license to prescribe controlled medications from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and in state in which the duty station is located.
- Must have and maintain one of the following certifications: Basic Life Support for health care providers through the American Heart Association, CPR for the professional rescuer through the American Red Cross or the American Safety and Health Institute.
- This position requires credentialing and a signed collaborative practice and prescriptive authority agreement with a physician.
ABOUT THE ARORA GROUP
The Arora Group is an award-winning, Joint Commission-certified nationwide healthcare services company that, for over 25 years, has provided medical care to federal agencies. Our mission is to provide world-class care and give our over 500 healthcare professionals opportunities to improve their skills, learn from the best, and serve the needs of our nation.
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