Overview Summary: The Nurse Practitioner is responsible for providing primary care services, including assessing and managing patients in the clinic following established standards and practices.
1.Performs a complete physical exam, obtains complete medical history and records findings. Orders appropriate laboratory and diagnostic procedures.
Interprets and integrates data to determine preliminary diagnosis and therapeutic plan. Conducts exams and tests to determine likelyhood of endocrine glan related issues.
2.Administers medications and injections in compliance with state law and clinic guidelines. Sutures minor lacerations.
3.Instructs patient/family regarding medications and treatments. Educates patients regarding health and illness prevention. Recommends community resources to meet patient and family needs.
4.Collaborates with physicians in managing acute and long-term medical needs of patients. Provides monitoring and continuity of care between physician visits.
Maintains and reviews patient records, charts and other pertinent information. Posts tests and examination results. Triages patient telephone calls and provides consultation.
5.Maintains patient confidentiality.
6.Instructs patients and families in proper healthcare, appropriate illness prevention measures, and home care in accordance with practice protocols and patient's physical condition. Adjusts communication and instruction to the patient's age, psycho-social, and cultural needs to obtain optimal health outcomes.
The job holder must demonstrate competencies applicable to job position.
Education: BSN, MSN preferred. Successful completion of an approved nurse practitioner program.
Minimum of three years of professional nursing experience in a clinic setting plus two years of nurse practitioner experience.
1.Knowledge of professional nursing theory, practices and regulations to give and evaluate patient care.
2.Knowledge of how to use medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care.
3.Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish/maintain a safe work environment.
1.Ability to maintain quality control standards.
2.Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
3.Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures.
4.Ability to communicate clearly and establish/maintain effective working relationships with patients, medical staff and the public
5.Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods and techniques of professional nursing to provide ongoing patient care.
6.Skill in taking medical histories to assess medical condition and interpret findings.
Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 10 pounds.
Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Requires working under stress in emergency situations and irregular hours.
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