- 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.
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