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Nurse Practitioner

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Location
Lima, Caldwell, Orient, OH
Hourly
$55.00+
Job Type
Contract
Date
Mar 28, 2017
Job ID
2277937
  1. Creates & implements patient care plans and performs advanced nursing duties within boundaries of licensure:

    1. Monitors progress of patients and intervenes in the course of chronic illness.

    2. Performs routine physical examinations of patients to determine control or status of chronic conditions &

      diagnose new conditions.

    3. Evaluates acute & chronically ill patients & prescribes medications or administers treatment of acute &

      chronically ill patients.

    4. Completes discharge planning/follow-up care for clients/patients/youth/inmates with chronic care and/or

      medical issues.

    5. Performs minor surgery as training & competency allows.

    6. Evaluates necessity for referral consultations inside or outside the institutional, facility or correctional

      setting.

    7. Orders & reviews results of laboratory, x-ray & other diagnostic testing.

    8. Inoculates or vaccinates patients against communicable diseases.

  2. Maintains required medical records:

    1. Documents medical information gathered during patient interviews according to agency guidelines,

      policies, protocols & agency-professionally accredited standards.

    2. Documents assessments & diagnostic impressions including treatment plans & follow up parameters.

    3. Cooperates monthly with institutional Chief Medical Officer (CMO) or agency equivalent for medical

      quality oversight.

  3. Provides clinical direction to registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, phlebotomists & other caregivers.

  4. Participates in professional & agency committees & meetings:

    1. Attends professional institutional specific meetings as requested by warden, deputy warden or chief medical officer.

    2. Participates in continuous quality improvement measures & attends monthly meeting.

    3. Attends quarterly medical meetings.

    4. Serves as resource for patients & families utilizing areas of clinical expertise & provides advice regarding

      health maintenance & promotion & identifies health risk factors.

    5. Attends in-services &/or other continuing education offerings relative to growth & development as nurse

      practitioner.

MAJOR WORKER CHARACTERISTICS

Knowledge of skilled registered nursing procedures; advanced nurse practices; HIPAA regulations; state & federal regulations, policies & procedures related to nursing; human relations; employee training & development; health care services & program management; counseling; interviewing. Skill in use of equipment (e.g., surgical equipment, ophthalmoscope, stethoscope, BP cuff, EKG machine, otoscope, reflex hammer); operation of personal computer. Ability to handle sensitive telephone & face-to-face inquiries & contacts with general public; possess strong clinical base in order to make judgments & decisions regarding patient care & treatment; deal with some abstract but mostly concrete variables; define problems, collect data, establish facts & draw valid conclusions; gather, collate & classify information about data, people or things; understand & follow philosophies, policies & procedures of facility; establish & maintain positive rapport with patients, patients' families, nursing & other department &/or agency staff; maintain confidentiality of information.

(*)Developed after employment.