Alpha Rae

Nurse Practitioner (2177)

US-OH-Lancaster
2 weeks ago
ID
2017-2524
# of Openings
1
Category
Healthcare
Length of Assignment
Thru 6/10/18
Working Hours
M-F (20-40 hours per week)
Pay Rate
DOE
Area of City
43130/45764

Overview

Will be working at 2 locations. One location is located in Lancaster, 43130; Second location is located in Nelsonville, 45764.

Responsibilities

  • 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.

Qualifications

 

  • 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. 

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