Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner - Pain Management - FT

Ogden Clinic Ogden , UT 84201

Posted 2 months ago

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Supervising Physician, the Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician's Assistant (PA-C) is responsible for providing general care to patients of all ages. This position attends to patient needs with utmost patience, care, compassion, and understanding while performing tasks such as conducting tests, recording medical histories, providing treatments, assisting physicians, and enhancing public awareness on the importance of health. The NP must also demonstrate professionalism through adherence to Ogden Clinic mission, vision, and values.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.Provide professional and courteous service to all "customers" of Ogden Clinic. Customers include all Ogden Clinic patients, affiliates, providers, administration, employees, co-workers, insurance company representatives, and all other vendor representatives.

2.Meet behavioral expectations and support the dignity of all persons. Also, responsible for the stewardship of resources.

3.Ensure applicable regulatory requirements are complied with and follow guidelines that maintain safety for oneself, patients, visitors, and co-workers.

4.Study, understand, and adhere to all Clinic Policies and Procedures and OSHA guidelines.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

1.Contribute to physician's effectiveness by identifying short-term and long-range patient care issues that must be addressed, providing information and commentary pertinent to deliberations, recommending options and courses of action, and implementing physician directives.

2.Assess patient health by interviewing patients; performing physical examinations; and obtaining, updating, and reviewing medical histories.

3.Determine abnormal conditions by administering or ordering diagnostic tests such as x-rays, electrocardiograms, and laboratory studies.

4.Interpret test results of diagnostic tests.

5.Document patient care services by charting in patient and department records.

6.Perform therapeutic procedures by administering injections and immunizations, suturing, and managing wounds and infections.

7.Instruct and counsel patients by describing therapeutic regimens, giving normal growth and development information, discussing family planning, providing counseling on emotional problems of daily living, and promoting wellness and health maintenance.

8.Provide continuity of care by developing and implementing patient management plans.

9.Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.



  1. Protect patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.

  2. Comply with federal, state, and local legal and professional requirements by studying existing and new legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on needed actions.

  3. Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies.


OTHER DUTIES:

1.Additional responsibilities and tasks as assigned.

2.Maintain confidentiality of patient records and employee/co-worker information.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1.EDUCATION: Master's degree in nursing.

Evidence of completion of an RN program and Utah State Licensure required. OR. Graduate of an accredited PA educational program, including National Certification and Utah State Licensure.

2.LANGUAGE SKILLS: Proficient in reading and interpreting documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, medical history notes, and procedure manuals. Able to write routine reports and correspondence and speak effectively before groups of customers or employees.

3.Mathematical skills: Able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide simple equations.

4.Reasoning skills: Able to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions in written, oral, or diagram form. Also able to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

5.Vision requirements: able to adjust focus.

6.Effectively manage multiple tasks simultaneously with frequent interruptions.

7.Computer knowledge with experience in basic word processing and spreadsheet programs required.

8.General office equipment and procedure knowledge required.

CHARACTERISTICS:

1.Must be able to think critically in diagnosing and treating patients.

2.Must maintain a positive "can-do" attitude.

3.Must effectively participate as a team member with the department and its practices.

4.Must protect confidential information, records, and/or reports.

5.Must communicate effectively in a professional and courteous manner.

6.Must have good organizational skills.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:

1.Requires frequent talking, hearing, standing, sitting, and walking.

2.Requires frequent use of hands and/or fingers.

3.Requires occasional kneeling, stooping, crouching, and crawling.

4.Requires ability to lift and transport patients.

5.Must possess all physical abilities necessary to perform the job.

6.Noise level is moderate with constant conversations, computers, printers, telephones, etc.

DISCLAIMER CLAUSE:

The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.



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Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner - Pain Management - FT

Ogden Clinic