Responsible for rendering professional clinical care within the clinical setting in support of supervising physician and as directed by office manager. With the supervision of a physician, per state guidelines, performs complete histories and physicals on patients of all ages for which licensure and certification are held to establish and record patients’ current health status, and to develop a working diagnosis and treatment plan, and to provide continuing medical care, including performing examinations, writing orders, and charting notes. This medical care may be in a variety of clinical settings. The role will provide outpatient based care to patients with complex, chronic health conditions. Nurse Practitioners practice in a setting that requires the performance of diagnostic and therapeutic interventions to manage chronic health problems. Must have the ability to work with multi‐disciplinary teams.
DUTIES OF THE JOB:
- Conducts thorough medical histories; performs complete physical examinations (where indicated); initiates appropriate lab, radiology tests or other special tests required for evaluation of illness, and scrutinizes lab data on new and former clinic patients to establish a record of the patient’s current health status and to develop a working diagnosis and treatment plan with direct review by a physician.
- Must be able to work with autonomy within State law under direction of supervising physician.
- Performs and interprets, at least to the point of recognizing deviations from normal, common laboratory, radiological, and other routine diagnostic procedures used to identify pathophysiologic processes.
- Performs routine procedures such as injections, and manages pain management conditions.
- Provides information and answers routine questions of patients regarding their disease, including preventive health maintenance topics such as diet, weight, smoking and topics related to medical specialty; makes basic recommendations to patients regarding these topics.
- Educates patients regarding their disease, treatments, related drug and treatment side effects and hazards.
- Assists with record keeping, completes appropriate patient medical charts, and transcribes lab data and routine correspondence, as directed and reviewed by physician.
- Refers patients to physicians as appropriate for consultation or for specialized health resources and treatment.
- Ensures continuity of care by serving as a liaison between patient and other members of the multi‐disciplinary care team or with other specialty areas as necessary.
- Participates in quality monitoring through the review of records and treatment plans for patient outcomes on a periodic basis to ensure quality care.
- May serve as clinical preceptor for Nurse Practitioner students and other health professionals.
- Demonstrates a high standard of moral and ethical behavior. Demonstrates compassion and professionalism and a commitment to excellent patient care.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Graduate of an approved Nurse Practitioner’s Program; Master’s Degree in Nurse Practitioner Studies.
- Must have good verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Must demonstrate competency and the ability to
perform advanced assessment, diagnosis and treatment plan development and invasive procedures as per clinical privileges.
Must have Prescriptive authority for licensure to prescribe. Must hold active license for advanced practice nurse (APRN).
Must hold certification as a nurse practitioner from approved certifying body.
Physical requirements for this position includes, but is not limited to the following:
- Lifting Requirements: 10-30 lbs.
- Average percent of time during regular shift devoted to Standing, Walking, Bending, Reaching: Greater than 10%
- Sitting: Greater than 10%
- Ability to grasp with both hands; pinch with thumb or forefinger; turn with hand/arm; reach for (above shoulder height)
- Ability to speak on the telephone and write simultaneously
- Ability to operate multi-line telephone system; computer keyboard; calculators
Visual, Hearing, Dexterity, and Mental Demands:
- Vision: Adequate to perform the essential functions of the job such as reading the computer terminal and reading instrument gauges.
- Hearing: Adequate to perform the essential functions of the job such as answering the telephone and listening for circulatory functions through stethoscope.
- Speaking: Adequate to perform the essential functions of the job such as communicating via telephone and in person, in regards to treatment plans/regimens.
- Dexterity: Adequate to perform the essential functions of the job such as sorting papers; stapling; operating office equipment, dressing changes and blood pressure pumps.
- Mental Demands: Adequate to perform the essential functions of the job such as recording accurate patient histories and exams while coordinating other services.
- Position requires work in normal office environment 100% of the time, unless a casual day has been established by the office manager. At times, the individual will be required to wear protective equipment including, but not limited to the following: gloves, face mask, goggles, a protective gown, x-ray vests, thyroid shields, x-ray badges and identification badges.
- Position will require frequent exposure to blood and other bodily fluids. Appropriate protective equipment will be provided.
- The Exposure Control and Hazard Communication plans of the practice detail all of these materials and the situations when exposure to blood and bodily fluids are likely to occur.
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