Clinical Nurse Practitioner Internal Medicine, NP - IM

St. Joseph Health Eureka , CA 95501

Posted 2 months ago

Job Summary: This position provides direct patient care in the ambulatory setting and reports to the Chief of Staff and Medical Office Administrator at the medical office site where services are provided.

Minimum Position Qualifications:

Education:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required.

  • Master's degree form an accredited Nurse Practitioner program required.

Experience: Two (2) plus years' experience as a Nurse Practitioner required.

License / Certification:

  • Current BLS certificate

  • Current Registered Nurse / Nurse Practitioner license

  • DEA License

  • Board of Registered Nursing Certification of Nurse Practitioners

  • Board of Registered Nurses Certification Furnishing Number

  • Board of Registered Nurses Certification Furnishing Number issued by California Board of Registered Nurses.

  • ACLS (for Adult Medicine Nurse Practitioners only)

  • PACS (for Pediatric/Family Nurse Practitioners only)

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Experience: Three (3) years' experience as a Nurse Practitioner highly desirable.

Computer Skills:
AEMR, IDX and Allscripts experience a plus.

Other: Bilingual English/Spanish communication skills.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

  • Possesses the skills, knowledge, and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret medical records, technical procedures, and related regulations.

  • Ability to document all patient activity and technical information. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from physicians, patients, co-workers and outside health care providers.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

  • Possess excellence in customer service when dealing with both external and internal persons while on the job.

Essential Values-Based, Leadership and Management Competencies: Demonstrates values-based competencies in line with the five core values that are the foundation of all activities performed by employees in order to achieve the Mission of the Providence St. Joseph Health System.

Dignity: Demonstrates competence in communication and interpersonal relations.

Excellence: Demonstrates competence in continuous improvement, continuous learning, accountability, and teamwork.

Compassion: Demonstrates competence in customer/patient focus and adaptability.

Justice: Demonstrates competence in community orientation and stewardship.

Integrity: Demonstrates competence in doing the right thing, for the right reasons

Essential Functions:

  • Demonstrates the ability to provide health assessment, diagnosis and treatment in the ambulatory care setting.

  • Demonstrates the ability to select medications appropriately and in accordance with pharmacy formulary.

  • Demonstrates the ability to act in the best interest of the patient by providing information to make informed decisions in their care.

  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skill to complete patient encounter forms daily with appropriate diagnosis and treatment codes. Submits patient charges daily.

  • Demonstrates the ability to understand the unique needs of the adult and/or pediatric patient in providing care in the ambulatory setting.

  • Demonstrates appropriate clinical judgement in providing care by consulting/referring to the supervising physician, as needed.

  • Demonstrates the skills necessary to accurately code patient visits appropriately.

  • Consistently demonstrates appropriate and thorough documentation in the medical record for care provided and recommended.

  • Maintains and/or is available to meet productivity standard for number of patients seen in a timely manner.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Maintains specialty skill sets specific to the ambulatory setting, appropriately.

  • Obtains higher learning experiences to enhance and develop new skills and knowledge to provide care through additional training and experiences. Seeks opportunity for cross training within specialty.

  • Participates in special projects including but not limited to Research & Development, upon request

  • Attends and participates, whenever possible, in organizations monthly Allied Health meetings.

  • Adapts to changing needs in office to facilitate operational needs and improved access.

  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Age-Related Competencies:

  • Human development knowledge/skills:

Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served including knowledge of the principles of growth and development and psychosocial characteristics and interventions for age specific requirement of the assigned unit.

  • Age-specific patient needs that employee is required to understand and meet:

Demonstrates the ability to assess and interpret age appropriate data about the patient's status in order to identify age-specific needs and provide the care needed.

  • Additional requirements:

Demonstrates age appropriate communication skills for the patient population served.

Demonstrates knowledge of age-specific community resources.

Information Management: Treats all information and data within the scope of the position with complete confidentiality and security. Maintains all practices to protect PHI and follow HIPAA guidelines.

Nursing managers and coordinators shall have access to the complete medical record of patients under their care for clinical or health care operation purposes. All members of the nursing staff shall have access to the complete medical record of patients to which the staff member is assigned while on duty and working.

Risk Management: Cooperates fully in all risk management activities and investigations.

Safety Requirements:
Is knowledgeable of, observes and complies with hospital Codes of Safe Practice, safety policies and emergency procedures.

Environmental Conditions: May include exposure to potentially hazardous material, infectious agents, contact with patients, public and staff.

Physical Requirements:
Sitting, standing, walking, bending, climbing, reaching, stooping, kneeling pushing/pulling, lifting/carrying up to 24 lbs. and grasping.

St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare (SJHH) is one of California's most respected medical groups. With over 3,000 employees and 75 locations throughout California, including, Northern California, Orange County, High Desert and Los Angeles County, SJHH has been continually recognized as a leader in quality, customer service and information technology. This kind of success is the result of team work, a commitment to excellence and a strong adherence to the organization's mission, vision and values.

St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare (SJHH) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare (SJHH) complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


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