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Nurse Practitioner

Company: Corizon Health
Location: Hagerstown
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Job Description:

Correctional healthcare is not just a job. It’s a calling.

By choosing a career with Corizon Health, you are choosing the opportunity to truly make a difference in the health, well-being, and future of the patients you serve. We take pride in being a pioneer provider of correctional healthcare. As a Corizon Health professional, you have access to the resources and support to enhance your skills, build a solid foundation to reach your career potential, and contribute to the care and well-being of an underserved population. There is no greater calling. Join Corizon Health today and be part of our legacy of innovation and clinical expertise. 

Provides direct care to patients in the correctional institution and provides emergency care to staff while observing and maintaining the requirements of security.


Below is a list of your responsibilities as a Nurse Practitioner (NP/ARNP) with Corizon Health at (Facility Name) located in (City, State): 



  • Provides typical community standard care based on evidenced based medicine for clinical services required including but not limited to sick call, chronic care, History and Physicals, and all emergency care needs. When applicable, visits the infirmary daily and documents encounters in patient's Medical Record as assigned. The goal is to provide the right care, at the right time, and at the right location.
  • Will provide call as needed for the role.
  • Adheres to approved formulary for therapeutic regimens before utilizing non-formulary procedure. Documents pertinent observations and logical conclusions to validate need for non-formulary medication on non-formulary request form for Medical Director's approval when non-formulary medication is ordered.
  • Utilizes available in-house resource personnel for treatment or resolution of identified problems before utilizing off-site referral. Provides emergency treatment on-site and responds appropriately in urgent or emergency situations. 
  • Demonstrates proper technique for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and related drug therapy with certification as required by credentialing.
  • Supports standards of medical care through adherence to existing policies and procedures. Serves as a resource to other professional or non-professional personnel providing instructions as needed.
  • Attends Medical Staff meetings as required. Provides monthly in-service education of staff as requested.  Participates in monthly review of quality of care and chart reviews as requested.  Sponsors physician assistants or nurse practitioners as required.
  • Notifies Regional Medical Director and Site Health Services Administrator of schedule changes. Assists in arrangement for coverage of medical services if unavailable for extended period of time.
  • Participates in all quality improvement measures including sentinel event review.
  • Actively participant of the Utilization Review process and follow proper procedures.
  • Provides appropriate health care to patients
  • Follow state law with respect to scope of practice.
  • Diagnoses and treats patients within his/her scope of practice.
  • Orders and, if necessary, performs laboratory studies, X-rays, examinations, and electrocardiograms, as appropriate.
  • Initiates consultation requests and non-formulary request with supervisory physician’s approval.
  • Educates patients relative to medical conditions, use of drugs, diet, weight control, effects of prescribed treatment, etc.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as requested by supervisor.


  • Must be approved by the Credentialing Committee.
  • Good stewards of our evidenced based medicine care.
  • Documentation must be completed between 48 to 72 hours of any visit (preferably same day). Ensures Medical Record documentation is in SOAP format, problem oriented and corresponds to the therapeutic order. Ensures all documentation is timed, legible and signed. Ensures all verbal or telephone orders are countersigned within seventy-two (72) hours.
  • All test results ordered in facility must to be reviewed within 72 hours.
  • The SMD and RMD are jointly responsible to ensure a schedule to have all results reviewed within 72 hours as well as notes for all communication.
  • Develop a plan for transition of care whether within the facility or external to the facility and ensure that the clinicians are monitoring the records for patient care needs.
  • Ensure that the care recommended is provided when patients go outside the facility and then return.


  • Required to be professional at all times.
  • Develop professional relationships within patients, care team, and clients.
  • Good ethical conduct at all times.
  • Follow company behavior and professionalism policies.


Corizon Benefits (only applicable for full-time positions)

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Generous PTO plan
  • 401k with matching funds
  • Employee Discount and Rewards Program
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Continuing Education Reimbursement

  • Graduate of an accredited program.
  • Holds a current license to practice in the state where facility is located.
  • Certified in the scope of practice.
  • Competent to perform responsibilities as defined by state’s practice act.
  • Maintains current CPR certificate.
  • Employees must be able to perform the following essential functions:
    1. Required to exert up to 20 pounds of force and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects including the human body.
    2. Required to kneel, stoop, crouch and / or crawl occasionally.
    3. Must have and maintain sufficient strength, agility, and endurance to perform during stressful (physical, mental and emotional) situations encountered on the job without compromising your health and well-being or that of your fellow employees or that of patients.
  • Correctional officers provide security; however, some degree of risk of verbal and physical assault from patients exists. As in any healthcare setting, employees may be exposed to communicable and/or infectious diseases. Inside work with periodic traveling (inter and intra state) to other locations with exposure to weather, temperature extremes and hazardous road conditions.  Frequent standing and walking while presenting or performing job duties. Adheres to site/contract specific on-call requirements.


A background check, security clearance and drug screening are required for this role.


Corizon Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with federal and state employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, Vietnam era veteran, or disabled Veteran status. EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans.

Keywords: Corizon Health, Germantown , Nurse Practitioner, Other , Hagerstown, Maryland

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