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Nurse Practitioner - Physician Services

Crisp Regional Health Services
Cordele

Job Description

Under the leadership of the Director, Physician Services, the Nurse Practitioner (PA) is an active member of the Physician Services team that delivers medical care consistent with the strategic vision, goals, philosophy and direction of Physician Services and CRHS. The Nurse Practitioner (PA) is responsible for providing care to patients throughout their life cycles (prenatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric) while emphasizing wellness promotion, illness prevention, care of acute minor illnesses and stable chronic illnesses for all life cycles.

Basic Qualifications:
Education:
Requires a Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS), Health Science (MHS), or Medical Science (MMSc).
Experience:
Requires two to four years of work-related experience or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Licensure, Registrations & Certifications:
Requires and maintains current state license as a Registered Nurse.
Requires and maintains current state certification as a Physician Assistant Certified (PA-C).
Maintains a current certification in Basic Life Support (If BLS verification is not current upon hire, it must be obtained within three (3) months of hire.)
Requires and maintains a current valid drivers license and proof of minimum automobile insurance.

Essential Job Responsibilities:
Provides direct patient clinical care in an ambulatory setting.
Performs health maintenance exams with appropriate patient education for all age groups, including well child exams, adolescent exams and sports physicals, and adult physicals including pap and pelvic exam.
Performs pregnancy confirmation and introduces pregnant patients into the prenatal program at the clinic. Provides prenatal care in coordination with physicians.
Examines patients with specific acute complaints or stable chronic illnesses, initiates treatment for identified conditions according to written protocol, and works closely with clinic physicians in referring patients with significant abnormal findings.
Provides appropriate level of clinical and educational services as needed that is age and condition appropriate.
Participates in performance improvement (PI) projects.
Provides assistance to the physicians on epidemiological issues pertinent to the medical office.
Maintains chart documentation, tracking and reporting systems as indicated for continuity of care.
Follows all Physician Services and CRHS policies and procedures and ensures compliance with all federal and state laws, regulations and JCAHO requirements.
Mentors new employees as requested.
Completes all required professional education including continuing nursing education hours and mandatory in-services to maintain professional licensure.
Performs other related job duties as assigned.

Standards of Performance:
Provides direct clinical care to medical office patients.
Provides health maintenance exams for all age groups and pregnancy confirmation with appropriate patient education.
Examines patients with specific acute complaints or stable chronic illnesses, initiates treatment for identified conditions according to written protocol, and works closely with clinic physicians in referring patients with significant abnormal findings.
Provides appropriate level of clinical and educational services as needed and that is age and condition appropriate.
Participates in performance improvement (PI) projects.
Demonstrates positive interpersonal skills when communicating with patients, families, coworkers and physicians, as measured by observation and through patient and family satisfaction survey results.
Participates in education as required through mandatory in-services and acquisition of continuing nursing education, as measured by education and attendance records, and maintenance of professional licensure.
Demonstrates adherence to CRHS Standards of Behavior as measured by peer, supervisor and patient observations.
Demonstrates reliability as measured by compliance with CRHS Time and Attendance policies.
Demonstrates professional conduct by maintaining strict confidentiality, as measured by valid complaints given to the supervisor or director.

Employment Type

Full Time

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