Midlevel Provider/nurse Practitioner/physician Assistant: Correctional Care Facilities Los Angeles

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Midlevel Provider/nurse Practitioner/physician Assistant: Correctional Care Facilities Los Angeles


The midlevel provider/nurse practitioner/physician assistant (civil service title: advance practice provider correctional care) is responsible for obtaining medical histories, performing physical examinations, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests, assessing medical conditions, providing medical care and treatment, and performing related duties as required under standardized procedures and/or protocols established by the department in one of the city of Los Angeles' correctional care facilities.

This is a per diem-as-needed, exempt position. Salary range is $47.25-$52.45 per hour. A 5.5 percent bonus may be paid upon proof of certification by a recognized national professional organization in a nurse practitioner specialty that is relevant and applicable to the duties performed. Some positions require night work, for which a 5.5 percent bonus is paid.

Requirements

* Must be licensed as a registered nurse and certified as a nurse practitioner by the California Board of Registered Nursing with documentation of education and training as a nurse practitioner in family practice, adult or emergency medicine, and possess a current license and furnishing number, which provides the ability to provide drug/medication orders in the state of California; or

* Must be licensed as a physician assistant with documentation of education and training as a physician assistant in family practice, adult or emergency medicine, and possess a current license and furnishing number, which provides the ability to provide drug/ medication orders in the state of California; and

* Must have a current, valid American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR card. …

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