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State of Massachusetts Physician's Assistant / Nurse Practitioner in Northampton, Massachusetts

Professional work engaging in primary health care decision making for inmates at the Hampshire Sheriff’s Office Jail and House of Correction. Practices, plans, implements, supervises and promotes health maintenance to the inmate population in accordance with Department policy, the State, the American Correctional Association, and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. Specific responsibilities include working in conjunction with the Medically-Assisted Treatment Program Director to ensure best practices are developed and implemented while administering the MAT program in accordance with all state and federal guidelines. Works under the direction of the Physician and Chief of Staff as the designated health authority in providing the necessary mechanisms for quality health care. Performance of duties can be under somewhat stressful conditions and may present risk typically associated with working in a jail setting with inmates. _KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED_ * A minimum of a Master’s Degree, with licensure as a provider and at least five years of supervisory experience and practice in the health care field, as well as demonstrated qualities of integrity, interpersonal and interprofessional relationship skills. * Experience with medically assisted treatment (MAT) preferred. _SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED_ * Knowledge of acute and chronic health care management and emergency procedures. * Ability to deal effectively with both staff and inmates. * Good attendance record. * Must successfully pass a background investigation. Job: Medical Services* *Organization: Sheriff's Dept Hampshire *Title: *Physician's Assistant / Nurse Practitioner Location: Massachusetts-Northampton-205 Rocky Hill Rd Requisition ID: 2100044G