The Nurse Practitioner works within a collaborative model to provide quality care and to improve patient outcomes by strengthening community of care in all settings for patients, families and staff. The Nurse Practitioner provides primary care services, including assessing and managing patients in the health center following established standards and practices of WCGME.
Previous experience working with adult and pediatric patients. The position combines the roles of provider, mentor, educator, researcher and administrator. The Nurse Practitioner must honor the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Nurse Practitioner’s guidelines and ethical commitment. The position is responsible for maintaining the privacy of communication, which includes the security of patient protected health information.
Essential Job Duties and Functions:
- Performs and documents comprehensive medical and psychosocial health histories and examinations on patients.
- Collaborates with physician in managing acute and long-term medical needs of patients.
- Gathers, interprets and integrates data to determine appropriate treatment plan as needed.
- Orders and interprets diagnostic studies related to the patient’s plan of care and response to treatment.
- Provides follow-up care on an inpatient and out-patient basis.
- Interviews and advises patients regarding health and illness prevention. Recommends resources to meet patient and family needs.
- Instructs patients and families regarding medications and treatment instructions.
- Identifies treatment-related toxicities and initiates medical interventions.
- Evaluates patient intervention outcomes and demonstrates expertise in symptom-management.
- Monitors and adjusts patient medications and treatments according to protocols.
- Manages telephone calls related to emergency situations, symptom management and psychosocial and family concerns.
- Provides continuity of care across settings (home, home health, skilled nursing, hospice, and rehabilitation).
- Provides psychosocial counseling and support to patients and families and makes community referrals as necessary.
- Serves as a clinical resource for staff, clients and families.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Documents medical records with all patient encounters in the office and on the telephone while staying compliant and up-to-date with the EMR process.
- Understands and adheres to “incident-to” and “non-incident-to” service and billing guidelines using proper procedures based on service conditions at the time.
- Exercises HIPAA confidentiality and security measures at all times during office hours and outside of the office.
- Participates in quality improvement reviews and activities in the clinical setting.
- Provides information on disease, treatment, health promotion, and disease prevention to patients and families.
- Educates professional staff through consultations and presentations.
- Evaluates patient, nursing, and community educational programs and materials and acts as a resource in relation to those materials.
- Participates in multi-disciplinary committees.
- Demonstrates responsibility for self-learning through participation in continuing education activities and conferences.
- Provides education to medical residents, students, NP and nursing students.
- Demonstrates knowledge of the research process.
- Collects and manages data as needed.
- Reviews, disseminates, and incorporates research findings into clinic practice.
*Current license to practice as a Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) in Pennsylvania.
- CPR Certification and BLS Certification.
- Current DEA number from the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.
- Demonstrated ability to function both independently and in collaboration with other health care professionals.
- Previous experience working in a mental health specialty a plus.
- Must have the ability to flex up to 40 hours in times of high patient volume.