Creates & implements patient care plans and performs advanced nursing duties within boundaries of licensure
Monitors progress of patients and intervenes in the course of chronic illness.
Performs routine physical examinations of patients to determine control or status of chronic conditions & diagnose new conditions.
Evaluates acute & chronically ill patients & prescribes medications or administers treatment of acute & chronically ill patients.
Completes discharge planning/follow-up care for clients/patients/youth/inmates with chronic care and/or medical issues.
Performs minor surgery as training & competency allows.
Evaluates necessity for referral consultations inside or outside the institutional, facility or correctional setting.
Orders & reviews results of laboratory, x-ray & other diagnostic testing.
Inoculates or vaccinates patients against communicable diseases.
Maintains required medical records
Documents medical information gathered during patient interviews according to agency guidelines, policies, protocols & agency-professionally accredited standards.
Documents assessments & diagnostic impressions including treatment plans & follow up parameters.
Cooperates monthly with institutional Chief Medical Officer (CMO) or agency equivalent for medical quality oversight.
Provides clinical direction to registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, phlebotomists & other caregivers.
Participates in professional & agency committees & meetings
Attends professional institutional specific meetings as requested by warden, deputy warden or chief medical officer.
Participates in continuous quality improvement measures & attends monthly meeting.
Attends quarterly medical meetings.
Serves as resource for patients & families utilizing areas of clinical expertise & provides advice regarding health maintenance & promotion & identifies health risk factors.
Attends in-services &/or other continuing education offerings relative to growth & development as nurse practitioner.
Valid license as Registered Nurse; completion of Nurse Practitioner program & certified by Ohio Board of Nursing for advanced practice with valid certificate of authority & certificate to prescribe in accordance with ORC 4723
Must specialize in adult or family practice or psychiatry
Must also have full prescriptive authority and DEA
Must obtain Drug Enforcement Agency number for scheduled drugs within 1 month of employment. Must satisfy all requirements to maintain licensure.
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.