Under the direction of the collaborating physician and according to Physician center protocols, delivers primary health and medical care within the scope of practice of the nurse practitioner as defined by the Advanced Nurse Practice Act. Job requires knowledge; skill and ability to provide care to a patient population as defined by the specific specialty
Obtains medical, family and social histories from patients and parents of patients assigned. Assesses patient and family needs.
Performs physical examinations. Recognizes deviations from normal in physical assessment and works in collaboration with the physician to develop necessary management and treatment plans. Confers with collaborating physician to refer patients for diagnostics, surgical and psychological services per protocol. Authenticates findings, reports and plans in the medical record appropriate detail. Provides patient education opportunities for individual and/or family utilizing additional resources when necessary. Facilitates patient participation in health care by providing information needed to make decisions and choices about promotion, maintenance and restoration of health and appropriate utilization of health care resources. Participates as an interdisciplinary team member to provide coordinated care within the Physician Center and with other health care providers and agencies. Provides home visits as required to support efforts of community case managers and physicians. Contributes to the health education of individuals and groups through outreach programs. Evaluates effectiveness and efficiency of care and participates in quality improvement activities as a team member to improve the value of care provided.
Understands and provides leadership in the quality and utilization management processes. Pursues professional growth through participation in continuing education programs, reading professional literature, and sharing experiences with colleagues. Responsible for ensuring the personal performance reflects the Mission, Vision, Standards of Behavior and the Service Goals.
Graduate of accredited School of Nursing program maintains current licensure in State of Ohio. Functions within the scope of practice of nursing for nurse practitioners as defined by the Advanced Nurse Practice Act. Has satisfactorily completed an approved program for the specific specialty generally found in a masters-prepared nursing curriculum. Certified as a nurse practitioner by a nationally recognized certifying organization
Demonstrates clinical skill, knowledge and judgements necessary to provide specialty specific care within the scope of practice of the nurse practitioner as defined by the Advanced Nurse Practice Act. Demonstrates ability to provide care for patient population as defined by specific specialty under direction of collaborating physician. Demonstrates high-level communication skills enabling effective relationships with patients, families and health care personnel of various disciplines. Demonstrates ability to maintain professional flexibility and adaptability in a collegial environment
Demonstrates insight into improving the health of patient populations
Maintains clinical excellence through continuing education. Efficiently participates in case of emergency (code blue, fire, weather, disaster)
Demonstrates ability to efficiently use office computer system, EMR, Meditech, Dictaphone
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