Nurse Practitioner Job Description
- Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and formal nurse practitioner program. Masters’ required for candidates graduating after 1992.
- Current RN License,
- Certified through the ANA national exam.
- Current Minnesota APRN license.
- Approved or eligible for approval by the Minnesota Board of Nursing for prescription writing privileges.
- Nurse Practitioners beginning practice after July 1, 2014, must practice for at least 2080 hours within the context of a collaborative management setting where APRN’s and Physician’s work together in a hospital or integrated clinical setting.
- Current CPR certification for health professionals through the American Heart Association or Red Cross required and maintained. On-line CPR certification is not acceptable.
- Must be able to provide own transportation for local travel. May provide service to patients at multiple clinic locations and/or hospital sites.
- One-year experience as ANP, FNP.
- Active member in professional nursing association.
Lifting of infants/children and/or adults may be required. No lifting requirements are identified, but the potential for lifting exists. Performing physical examinations, communication with parents/patients and implementing medical or nursing treatments requires adequate vision, hearing and tactile motor skills. Must be able to speak, read and write English proficiently.
- Understanding and acceptance of role by staff and HealthPartners members.
- Integration into the HealthPartners provider system.
- Maintaining professional identity within the framework of the care unit team.
- Development / Maximizing of Nurse Practitioner Role.
- MN Board of Nursing sets the definition for nursing practice and licenses APRN practice.
- National Certification Organization ex: ANCC which certifies specialty practice.
Service excellence is to be centered on patient care and patient relationships and is the responsibility of all employees. Teamwork is the norm and all employees will be held accountable to work as effective team member. Provides a source of entry for the patient into the healthcare system through identification and management of healthcare of individuals and families (consistent with description of practice of certifying specialty). Care provided emphasizes health promotion and disease prevention, as well as diagnosis and management of acute and chronic diseases. The nurse practitioner works autonomously as well as in collaboration with physicians and other healthcare providers, according to HP and ICSI Guidelines. Patients are encouraged to be responsible for their own health behavior through education, support and involvement in their plan of care.
- Assess the health status of individuals/families as appropriate.
II. Develop and Implement "Plan of Care" in collaboration with patient.
III. Collaborate and coordinate with other health professionals as appropriate.
IV. Maintain and improve professional practice.
I.Assess the health status of individuals/families as appropriate.
- A complete health history is obtained and documented.
- Patient’s perception of problem is elicited.
- A complete, accurate physical examination is performed and documented.
- Appropriate screening and diagnostic tests are ordered and evaluated.
- A problem list is developed.
- Wellness and risk factors are identified.
- Identify variations from norms and diagnose common health problems and diseases.
II. Develop and implement plan of care
- Sets goals and plans mutually acceptable to patient and provider.
- Prescribe variety of modalities to meet wellness and illness needs, including but not limited to medication, nutrition, exercise and traditional nursing treatments.
- Manage wellness and illness needs according to HP and ICSI Guidelines.
- Teach and support positive self-care activities including problem solving and selection of treatment alternatives.
- Provide health counseling and emotional support throughout care.
- Interventions are chosen which will promote the patient's participation in his/her own care to the greatest possible extent.
- Evaluate the process and outcome of management plan and modify the plan as appropriate.
III. Collaborate and coordinate with other health professionals as appropriate
- Discriminate between situations requiring independent management, collaborative management with physician and immediate or further referral.
- Collaborate with physicians and other healthcare professionals when unusual incidents or changes in patient's condition occur.
- Coordinate care involving other healthcare providers.
- Make appropriate referrals.
- Function as a mentor, resource and educator for other staff members.
IV. Maintain and improve professional practice
- Recommendations for improving care are made.
- Maintain professional competency by remaining current in continuing education activities.
- Maintain current licensure and certification.
- Incorporate current research into practice to improve practice.
- Participate in peer review activities.
- Receive yearly performance evaluation.
- Practice in accordance with national standards of practice.
- Appropriate documentation of care is done according to HP standards.
- Participate in appropriate task forces for committees.
V. New hires with less than 2080 hours of practical experience must arrange to meet periodically with a HealthPartners Physician mentor.
Physician Assistant Certified Job Description
- Graduate of an accredited formal physician assistant training program.
- Current Minnesota PA license.
- Current NCCPA certification.
- Active member in professional PA association preferred.
- Approved or eligible for approval by the Minnesota Board of Medical practice for prescription writing privileges.
Applicant must possess body mobility, coordinated dexterity of hands, ears and eyes. Must possess sensory acuity and verbal ability.
Service excellence is to be centered on patient care and patient relationships and is the responsibility of all employees. Teamwork is the norm and all employees will be held accountable to work as effective team members. Assume delegated medical activities from supervising physician. This may include physical examination, history taking, developing comprehensive medical status reports, formulating a tentative medical diagnosis and initiating therapy under medical supervision.
- Document pertinent data in acceptable medical form.
- Perform or assist in routine laboratory or governing techniques as identified in the supervisory agreement on file with the board of Medical Practice.
- Treat common childhood diseases.
- Assist in the follow-up of geriatric disorders referred to you by physicians.
- Prescribe medications for symptoms and temporary pain relief (if eligible).
- Perform routine therapeutic procedures (i.e., injections, debridement, foreign body removal from skin surfaces, removal of sutures, casting or splinting of sprains, I & D of superficial skin infections) as identified in the supervisory agreement referenced above.
- Assist with patient / member health maintenance activities.
- Assist the physician in instituting emergency measures and treatment.
- Other activities identified in the supervisory agreement referenced above.
To be successful in this casual NP/PA-C position, previous Neurosurgery practice experience is preferred.