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Exciting and Unique Advanced Practitioner Job Opportunity!

Hagerstown, MD
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Hiring Company

Wexford Health Sources (Company website)

Positions Available

Full Time

Job Description

Wexford Health has an exceptional opportunity for a Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant to join our team of healthcare professionals at the Hagerstown Correctional Institution in Hagerstown, MD.

We're proud to offer a competitive benefits package including:

  • Annual review with performance increase
  • Generous paid-time off program that combines vacation and sick leave Paid holidays
  • Comprehensive health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield Dental and Vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement saving plans
  • Company-paid short-term disability Healthcare and dependent care spending account

Provides basic medical services under the supervision of a licensed physician. Utilizes professional medical skills to meet a variety of health care needs, with ambulatory care as primary focus.


  • Performs physical examinations, evaluations, diagnosis and treatment for all inmate patients in a variety of settings under the supervision of physician.
  • With physician, manages acute and/or chronic conditions. Responds to and initiates care for medical emergencies throughout the facility.
  • Orders appropriate lab tests and medications according to interpretation of diagnostic testing and response to treatment, within established written protocol, and consistent with institution formulary and state and company regulations.
  • Coordinates health treatment with other disciplines as necessary.
  • Maintain working knowledge of pharmacology including drug reaction/overdose.
  • Responsible for complete and accurate documentation in the inmate patient's health record for care provided.
  • Maintains health services records and logs as appropriate.
  • Makes rounds, checks medications, observes and records the progress and the condition of inmates housed in confinement and receiving health care services.
  • Performs consultation evaluations as requested. Coordinates the referral of inmates to specialists or hospitals as necessary.
  • Compiles inpatient admission, discharge and/or transfer summaries as required.
  • Counsels inmates on preventative care, medical problems and use of prescribed treatment.
  • Adheres to Universal Precautions and other appropriate infection control practices.
  • Draws blood specimens or testing and performing other comparable procedures when personnel that customarily perform these procedures are not available.
  • Provide/present/participate in education to inmate patient, health care and correctional staff.
  • Follows security regulations for keys, sharps and controlled medications.
  • Delegates to and supervises other team members as appropriate.
  • Maintains confidentiality of inmate records.
  • Completes a minimum of twenty-four (24) CEU's every two years and maintains RN/ARNP or PA licensure (as applicable).
  • Recommends improved procedures, equipment and supplies to the supervisor.
  • The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as required.


  • Standard medical setting in a correctional facility, which includes daily interfacing with inmates, correctional staff, and health care personnel.
  • Temperature extremes may be encountered while moving throughout the facility outdoors and indoors in buildings without air conditioning.

Job Requirements:


  • Current CPR certification


  • Graduate of an accredited college/university program


  • Minimum two (2) years' experience in a correctional health setting.



  • Current Maryland NP or Physician Assistant license or ability to obtain.
  • Current CDS and DEA