Responsible for planning and directing the delivery of Urgent Care/Primary Care services and health education programs in a primary care clinic setting. Works under general established supervision using protocols as required. Models appropriate behavior to employees as exemplified in the Quality Plus manner, which reflects a commitment to the Continuous Process Improvement Plan (CPI). Position reporting to the Department Director. Flexible work hours five days a week, subject to non-traditional hours, in exempt status.
Collaborates with the precepting physician in establishing/ reviewing protocols for managing acute and long-term medical needs of the patients.
Performs a complete physical exam, obtain a complete medical history and records findings. Orders appropriate laboratory and diagnostic procedures. Interprets and integrates data to determine preliminary diagnoses and therapeutic plan.
Provides medical services and health education to adult and geriatric patients under the supervision of the Nurse Practitioner's preceptor.
Performs necessary diagnostic and therapeutic procedures according to approved protocols developed with and under the supervision of the Nurse Practitioner's preceptor which may include the following: securing, recording and evaluating the health, psychosocial and developmental history of patients, ordering laboratory and x-ray studies, carrying out prescription drug orders under protocols, management of common or chronic illnesses, referrals, etc. Documents the processes of nursing care delivered.
Administers or gives orders to nursing support to administer medications and injections in compliance with state law and clinic guidelines. Sutures minor lacerations.
Functions as a patient advocate, conducts follow-up care and coordinate care with other health care providers and makes appropriate referrals for continuity of care.
Maintains accurate and complete medical records in a timely fashion.
Demonstrates effective guest excellence skills with patients, families, and guest.
Provide educational counseling that will enhance patient care and preventative knowledge.
Participates in the selection, supervision, and evaluation of clinical personnel utilized in the clinic.
Contributes to a positive work climate and the overall team effort of the department.
Performs related responsibilities as required or directed.
BSN and a Master's Degree in Nursing with successful completion of a Nurse Practitioner as approved by the state of Tennessee.
LICENSURE, REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATION:
RN License, APN Certification for FNP and ACLS certification. Must obtain a current DEA license issued by the Drug Enforcement Agency.
Prefer two years of experience in a clinical setting.