Our Staffing Solutions

 

All Apex Pharmacy Solutions LLC shifts are filled with both primary and secondary staff. Each primary staff person is required to fill the open shift, while the secondary staff member receives an on-call stipend, which compensates him or her for their time spent in the "on-call" position. Apex has filled all open positions in this manner since 2008 and has never defaulted on an open position after a member of our staff accepted it. Our available staffing personnel include:

 

Pharmacists (RpH) licensed by the State Board of Pharmacy, and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) trained.

 

Pharmacy Technicians (CphT) licensed by the State Board of Pharmacy, and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) trained. They will assist client pharmacists already on staff at the client facility. These individuals will assist with maintaining inventories and other functions associated with the prescription process in general.

 

Registered Nurses (RNs) treat and educate both the patient and the public about various medical conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to family members. They will record and monitor medical histories and symptoms, carry out diagnostic tests and evaluate results, operate medical equipment, administer treatment and medication, and assist with patient therapy.

 

Licensed Practicing Nurses (LPN'S) are trained to measure and record vital signs such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration. They also have the skill to prepare and give injections and enemas, monitor catheters, dress wounds, and give alcohol rubs and massages. To help keep patients at ease, they aid with bathing, dressing, and personal cleanliness, moving in bed, standing, and walking. They may also feed patients who need help eating.

 

Certified Nurse Assistants (CNA) work under the supervision of an RN or LPN, and perform some of the general tasks that are included in the description for the LPN.

 

Physical Therapists/Occupational Therapists (PT/OT) are governed and will follow the rules set forth by the State Occupational Therapy Board and the Physical Therapy and Athletic Trainers Board. The program that they may associate with involves exercises that may help with strength, endurance, coordination, motor skills, and range of motion. In addition, a physical therapist may provide heat therapy, water therapy, massage therapy, or traction, depending on the particular patient's condition, and what will relieve pain and speed recovery.

 

Respiratory Therapists (RT) have the required licenses or certifications that are issued by the State Respiratory Care Board for the practice of respiratory care. In most cases they work under the direction of physicians and follow their prescriptions for treating patients. Their duties and range of skills include: giving temporary relief to persons with asthma, pulmonary edema, or emphysema to giving emergency care for asphyxiation, heart failure, stroke, drowning, or shock..

 

Dental Assistant under the direct supervision of a dentist, will: assist with oral surgery and other procedures; prepare and arrange needed tools and instruments for scheduled procedures; hand necessary tools and equipment to the dentist; provide assistance during dental treatments and will also record findings, change barriers, or sterilize equipment.

 

Dental Hygienist under the direct supervision of a dentist, will: clean calcareous deposits, accretions, and stains from teeth and beneath margins of gums; feel lymph nodes under patients chin to detect swelling or tenderness that could indicate presence of oral cancer; feel and visually examines gums for sores and signs of disease; may also provide clinical services and health education to improve and maintain oral health of school children; and may also conduct dental health clinics for community groups to augment services of dentist.

 

Diet Technician will perform their duties under the guidance, direction and supervision of DRC registered, licensed Dietician. This candidate will: collect anthropometric and biochemical data and information pertaining to an inmate's nutritional health care; complete nutritional assessments of inmates and make recommendations to physicians regarding nutritional care; receives written physician diet orders and makes changes on the diet summary list; prepares and maintains files and information on inmate nutrition status/care; works directly with both the HCA, the Medical Director, and Food Service Manager advising and monitoring (consulting) on inmate services; plans and implements nutrition education classes for inmates and staff; consults with food service managers in proper interpretation of menus and appropriate substitutions, quality and quantity of mainline and therapeutic diets, plans and implements classes covering safety, sanitation and proper food handling for food service staff and inmates.

 

Health Information Technician maintains offender medical files in the institution inmate health services department; maintain confidentiality of information and tracking system for files; maintain appropriate logs; receives and reviews incoming offender medical files; ensures proper order as outlined in protocol; will check offender medical classification and note any pending appointments; monitor the medical operating system for medical reports; gather reports and distribute to institution physician and/or other medical staff as indicated; gather and distribute appropriately all work/recreation restrictions; monitor inmate releases; prints and faxes pertinent release information to the parole authority each month; compiles a weekly list of all inmate transfers and forward it to nursing staff; takes medical records to the institution Records Department.

 

Medical Lab Technician conducts specialized laboratory testing and testing procedures for the operation, storing & transfer of accurate results within the laboratory; utilize the information systems computer or other related computer software for all areas of the medical laboratory including, but not limited to: Hematology, Coagulation, Chemistry, Electrophoresis, Serology, Microbiology, Toxicology, Urinalysis, EIA, DNA/LCX, Cytometry, specimen processing & separation, special chemistry & chemical extraction; performs all scheduled routine and emergency maintenance on laboratory equipment including calibrations & quality control; performs phlebotomy including vein punctures & arterial punctures; completes records for testing, compiles reports, maintains all documentation for accreditation within assigned areas; completes control, safety & sanitation of work area & maintain inventories as needed.

 

Medical Lab Technologist performs tests that require specialized knowledge, training & judgment & adapts &/or develops standard procedures to the extent permitted by laboratory policies or performs all of the preceding & provides daily work direction & training to others in the same unit; performs advanced interpretation of test results using understanding of theory, concepts & principles of methodology in a multi-step process; independently solves problems and provides results to appropriate individuals following agency-established guidelines; performs advanced equipment calibrations & quality control; has knowledge of a biological, chemical, natural, or physical science, laboratory tests & procedures, and applicable health, safety and environmental regulations & practices; completion of Bachelor's degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science or medical technology; 24 months pertinent laboratory experience in the specialty in which the individual will be assigned.

 

Nurse Practitioner examines and treat patients independently and in autonomous collaboration with other health care professionals; ensures proper illness and injury care and disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery; requires a master's degree in area of specialty, national board certification as a nurse practitioner in an area of specialty, 2-4 years of experience in the field or in a related area, and is licensed as a nurse practitioner; is familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures; relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals; performs a variety of tasks which may lead and direct the work of others.

 

Radiology Technologist (Radiographer) is responsible for taking basic and complex x-rays (arthrograms, venograms, barium enemas, upper GI's gall bladders, etc) for all inmate patients; assist Radiologist with x-rays (position patients, retains and files x-ray results, with notification to appropriate medical personnel); process film (develops exposed x-ray film); order & keep on hand chemicals necessary to process x-rays & clean film processor; schedule all x-ray exams, retrieve past x-rays for clinic appointments, has knowledge of radiology technology & skill in (28) positioning patients, operation & maintenance of equipment, all while ensuring sanitary conditions in the department.

 

Social Worker (LISW) functions as a member of interdisciplinary treatment team responsible for the development & implementation of mental health interventions (e.g. psychological, social & substance abuse) for a caseload of mentally ill criminal offenders; develop specialized treatment plans and programs & intervention methods used by treatment teams to treat patients; assign the caseload & oversees treatment activities of mental health social workers; provide social psychological substance abuse services to patients including individual & group therapy diagnostic evaluations and psychosocial assessment & suicide prevention interventions; participates in &/or is responsible for the mental health services quality assurance program; initiates & maintains contact with families & community agencies; provides & seeks information relative to patient care & treatment; makes appropriate community referrals per mental health team.

 

Social Worker (LSW) functions as a member of interdisciplinary mental health treatment team responsible for assigned mental health substance abuse interventions for a caseload of mentally ill criminal offender patients; completes screenings; conducts individual & group clinical interventions as prescribed on the individual mental health treatment plan using clinical intervention strategies within their scope of practice & directed by supervision; provides psychosocial group interventions as prescribed on the mental health treatment plan; provide mental health liaison services to an assigned caseload, including the monitoring of the offender compliance with the mental health treatment plan; completes transfer & discharge summaries; initiates & maintains contact with families and community agencies; provides & seeks information relative to patient care & treatment; writes reports &/or documentation to include documentation of all inmate contacts, mental health liaison progress note entries, discharge plans & miscellaneous forms & reports as needed per policy & protocol.

 

Social Worker (Professional Clinical Counselor-PCC) has a graduate degree in counseling and has an independent license to practice counseling. Also has met and passed the Professional Counselor Licensure Exam (PCLE).