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Corizon Health Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Topeka, Kansas

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.

Responsibilities

Below is a list of your responsibilities as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Mental Health with Corizon Health at Shawnee County located in Topeka, Kansas:

  • The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner utilizes advanced, professional nursing skills with mental healthcare as primary focus as well as interacts with a variety of mental healthcare professionals and security staff in a correctional environment.

  • 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.

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

  • Malpractice insurance included

Experience & Requirements

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

  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Certification

  • 3-5 years’ experience in mental health setting which can include mental health background as a Registered Nurse.

  • Must have current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.

  • Subject to initial and ongoing security clearance requirements.

  • Must follow all credentialing and privileging procedures from applicable technical instructions.

  • Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) with active license in state of employment.

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 2021-9764

Job Locations US-KS-Topeka

Category Behavioral/Mental Health

Position Type Regular Part-time

Shift / Schedule Weekday Day

Location ID 90068