Company: The GEO Group, Inc.
Location: Boca Raton
Posted on: January 15, 2022
Facility: -CORRECTIONAL HEALTH SVCS
Compensation Bonus (if applicable):
Equal Opportunity Employer.
This position diagnoses and treats acute and episodic illness
independently or as part of a healthcare team, focusing on health
promotion and disease prevention to our valuable employees. In
addition, the Nurse Practitioner would perform requested peer
clinical reviews, as well as concurrent and retrospective clinical
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Analyzes and interprets a patient's history, symptoms, physical
findings, and diagnostic information to develop appropriate
clinical assessment and treatment plan.
Performs routine medical examinations on employees under
Provides medical treatment and services, consistent with the
provision of basic health care services, in conjunction with a
Develops treatment plans are based on scientific rationale,
standards of care, and clinical practice guidelines.
Educates patients about self-management of acute or chronic
illnesses, tailoring instructions to patients' individual
circumstances and recommends interventions to modify behavior
associated with health risks.
Prescribes medication dosages, routes, and frequencies based on
patients' diagnosis permitted under State and DEA licensure.
Performs primary care procedures such as suturing, splinting,
administering immunizations, taking specimen cultures, and
appropriate wound care and debridement as necessary
Counsels patients on prescribed drug regimens and possible side
effects or interactions with other drugs or substances.
Orders, performs, or interprets the results of diagnostic tests
such as complete blood counts (CBCs), electrocardiograms (EKGs),
and radiographs (x-rays) with physician oversight as needed.
Schedules follow-up visits to monitor patients or evaluate health
or illness care.
Documents all health care services provided and include
comprehensive records of health care plans and prognosis in the
patient's medical record.
Consults with or refers patients to appropriate specialists when
conditions exceed the scope of practice or expertise.
Conducts prior authorization and peer to peer review for Facility
Care, Rehabilitation and Consultations, when requested
Performs concurrent reviews for Level of Care (LOC), Length of Stay
Determines if professionally recognized standards for quality care
Assists with denial management process
Conducts clinical reviews to meet regulatory requirement and
quality patient care
Reads current literature, talk with colleagues, and participates in
professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of
developments in nursing.
Maintains current knowledge of state legal regulations for nurse
practitioner practice and licensure requirements.
Maintains departmental policies and procedures in areas such as
safety and infection control.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Graduate from an accredited school of nursing required. Must have a
current, unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse and
Nurse Practitioner in the state of Florida as well as a current DEA
license. - Must maintain current copy of applicable licenses at the
facility at all times.
Two (2) years of direct work experience as a Nurse Practitioner
Understanding of managed care guidelines and impact on
Pre-authorization or Concurrent Review experience, preferred.
Ability to administer prescribed medications.
Ability to perform complete physical appraisals of patients.
Ability to identify and evaluate illnesses.
Ability to initiate diagnostic laboratory tests and evaluate the
Ability to work with patients having a variety of physical
Ability to compile and evaluate medical histories and other
clinical and laboratory data.
Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically
used by the department.
Ability to analyze medical documentation and apply criteria to
determine medical necessity, acuity of care, severity of illness
and intensity of service
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