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Corizon Health Behavioral Health Nurse Practitioner-PT in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

About Corizon Health

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.


Utilizes advance professional nursing skills to meet a variety of healthcare as primary focus. Interacts with a variety of healthcare professionals and security staff in a correctional environment.

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

  • 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.

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

  • Other duties as assigned by management.

Experience & Requirements

  • Graduate of an accredited college/university Nurse Practitioner program with current license/ certification in the state in which working.

  • Must have current CPR certification.

  • Must be available to participate in on-call schedule.

  • Subject to initial and ongoing security clearance requirements.

  • Correctional officers provide security; however, some degree of risk of verbal and physical assault from inmates 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.

  • Because patients need round the clock care, working hours include days, nights, weekends, holidays and on-call. Rotating shifts, weekends as well as holiday and work during inclement weather will be required. Adheres to site/contract specific regarding on-call requirements and mandated schedules/overtime. Team members may be mandated to work shifts and/or overtime due to site/staffing or emergencies.

  • Essential staff is defined as healthcare and behavioral professionals that may be required or mandated to work due to site/staffing or emergencies (natural disaster, inclement weather or other situations).

  • Employees must be able to perform the following:

  1. Required to exert up to 50 pounds of force to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects including the human body.

  2. Required to kneel, stoop, crouch and/or crawl occasionally. Frequent walking throughout site; to include walking up and down flights of stairs.

  3. Must have and maintain sufficient strength, agility, and endurance to perform during stressful (physical, mental and emotional) situations encountered on the job.

  4. Occasional running when responding to emergencies; must be able to perform BLS.

  5. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. Frequently required to sit, use hands/fingers to handle or feel, and talk/hear.

  6. Requires critical thinking, organizational, decisive judgment, communication, good customer service skills. Must be able to handle multiple tasks, be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate actions as needed. Must follow Corizon and departmental policies and procedures at all times.

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.

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ID 2021-11491

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia

Category Nurse Practitioners

Position Type Regular Part-time

Shift / Schedule Weekday Day

Location ID 90723