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Nurse Practitioner

companyVitalCore Health Strategies
locationPascagoula, MS, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Join the VitalCore Team in Mississippi!

We’re people who are fueled by passion, not by profit.

VitalCore Health Strategies (VCHS), an industry leader in Correctional Health Care has an opening for a Nurse Practitioner at Jackson County Adult Detention Center in Pascagoula, MS!

At VitalCore we pride ourselves on retaining and acquiring hardworking compassionate, dedicated individuals who are committed to providing quality services. Join our team and experience first-hand how VitalCore Health Strategies promotes a positive work environment that is based on respect and appreciation of the hard work and dedication of our staff.


  • Holiday Pay: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Health Savings Account
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term/Long Term Disability
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • Employee Assistance Program and Discount Center
  • 401K & Plan Matching
  • PTO
  • Annual Incentive Bonus

The Nurse Practitioner utilizes the medical model to meet a variety of healthcare needs with ambulatory care as their primary focus. The Physician’s Assistant works with a variety of healthcare professionals/security officers in a correctional environment to provide basic medical services supervised by a licensed Physician. The PA has no managerial responsibilities.


  • Graduate of an accredited college/university NP or PA program
  • Must possess current licenses or certifications in this state
  • Experience in Correctional desired but not required


  • Responds to and initiates care for medical emergencies throughout the facility.
  • Identifies inmate /patient health problems and prescribes treatment under direction of a physician.
  • Implements medical care utilizing therapeutic regimens approved by a Physician.
  • Provides education to inmate /patient, healthcare, and correctional staff.
  • Documents all healthcare contacts.
  • Adheres to safety and security policies and participates in disaster drills. Follows security regulations for keys, sharps, and
  • controlled medications.
  • Assigns tasks to team members as needed.
  • Adheres to Universal Precautions and other appropriate infection control practices.
  • Attends training and meetings as required.

VitalCore Health Strategies is an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive workplace in which all employees have an opportunity to participate and contribute to the success of the business and are valued for their skills, experience, and unique perspectives.

Keywords: NP, Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse, NP, ARNP #indmississippi #ZR


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