POSITION: NURSE PRACTITIONER
DEPARTMENT: RURAL HEALTH
FLSA Status: NON-EXEMPT
JOB SUMMARY: The Nurse Practitioner is responsible for delivering care within his/her license and training to Clinic patients as outlined in approved patient care protocols and under the supervision of a licensed physician.
Responsible to: Rural Health Administrator
Positions Directly Supervised: None
Regular Contact with: All Rural Health personnel, Physicians, and the public.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Obtaining patient histories and performing physical exams.
- Documenting patient office visits which complete progress notes.
- Implementing treatment protocols approved by the supervising physician.
- Monitoring the effectiveness of therapeutic intervention in the office and hospital setting.
- Is accountable and responsible for self directed actions.
- Works with all Clinic staff to maintain a safe and therapeutic environment for patients, staff and visitors
- Actively participates in the Clinic CQI activities.
- Maintains current basic CPR, ACLS, certification with a copy of file.
- Displays an overall positive attitude.
- Accepts constructive criticism and responds appropriately.
- Transmits feelings of concern. Is tactful, courteous, and professional to patients, family, and co-workers.
- Maintains confidentiality of patients, families, and fellow employees.
- Exhibits a professional, neat and clean appearance.
- Reports for duty on time and is prepared to assume duties.
- Notifies Clinic Administrator of unavoidable absenteeism as soon as possible before Clinic hours.
- Adheres to all Clinics infection control, hazardous waste, and pharmacy protocols.
- Follows all policies of the Clinic to include participation in reviewing/revision of Clinic policy yearly.
- Establish and review patient care policies.
- Review administrative policies.
- Provide services in accordance with those policies.
- Arrange for, or refer patients to, needed services that cannot be provided at the Clinic.
- Assure that adequate patient health records are maintained and transferred as required when patients are referred.
- Participate with a physician in a periodic review of the patients’ health records.
- Is responsible for maintaining records, ensuring they are completely and adequately documented. That they are readily accessible, and systematically organized.
- All other duties as assigned.
Education and Training: Must be a Licensed Nurse Practitioner in the State of Louisiana. CPR and ACLS certified
Work Experience: Experience desirable but not required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: Must be capable of adapting to a changing environment. Must be able to work independently as well as function as a team member. Must be able to handle a high-stress environment. Must show good reasoning ability. Demonstrates good judgment.
Physical Requirements: Physically demanding may require lifting and transferring patients and equipment. Must be able to withstand 8 hours or more of standing walking, stooping, bending, and sitting. Manual dexterity, good eye coordination and adequate vision is required in daily work. Must be able to hear well enough to communicate with patients. Must be able to handle a fast-paced demanding environment.
OSHA EXPOSURE CATEGORY: A Has exposure to blood borne pathogens.