The incumbent serves as an obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) Nurse Practitioner (NP) under the general administrative supervision of the Health Services Administrator and clinical supervision of the Medical Director. The incumbent, under the direction of a Medical Officer, provides care to those housed in the inpatient area and to other incarcerated offenders on an outpatient basis.
The NP in this role delivers primary health care to women from adolescence through childbearing to advanced age. This includes well-woman care (annual assessments including screening, evaluation, immunizations based on age and risk factors, as well as counsel on preventative care), prenatal management, family planning, fertility, and urogynecology, as well as care for episodic or chronic illnesses and sexually transmitted diseases.
Performs comprehensive physical and psycho social assessment including health maintenance screening and risk evaluation. Identifies behaviors and environmental factors affecting health/illness.
Knowledge Required By the Position: