The Nurse Practitioner provides expanded care to patients by exercising independent judgment related to patient assessment, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, counseling, and comprehensive care of UHC Patients.
MAJOR DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
· Provides preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic services to patient.
· Obtains medical histories and conducts physical examinations and evaluations as appropriate.
· Orders and interprets laboratory/radiology testing, as appropriate.
· Makes diagnoses and prescribes therapeutic measures of care including legend drugs and controlled substances.
· Counsels patient, and provides teaching for health maintenance and specific health problems.
· Makes appropriate referrals to specialist, 24-hour shelters, and hospitals.
· Recognizes and manages common acute and chronic illnesses within her/his scope of practice.
· Develops and participates in screening programs.
· Provides immediate emergency care as needed and makes arrangements for transport to appropriate hospital or health service when necessary.
· Collaborates, as needed, with social worker, medical-clerical assistant, and physician responsible for team regarding treatments, referrals, and follow-up care of patients.
· Conducts peer review and quality improvement activities on a regular basis.
· Attends meetings as assigned.
· Performs other related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the field.
- Must have current DC RN license with certification by the ANCC or AANP, DEA license, and CDS license.
- 2-3 years of experience in ambulatory care setting with some contact with homeless patients.
· Must be willing to accept "on call" duties on a regular rotation.
Experience working with underserved or homeless populations preferred. * For correctional position-correctional experience- preferred but not required.