Nurse Practitioner
UCONN Health Center - Connecticut

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At the UCHC, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in delivery of direct clinical care services involving medical therapeutics to high risk patients.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Works administratively under the general supervision of an employee of higher grade and under clinical collaboration with physician.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
May lead/supervise lower level employees as assigned.

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Considerable knowledge of adult anatomy and physiology; knowledge of different disciplines and disease states; knowledge of medication and their interactions and reactions; physical assessment skills; counseling skills; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; skill in performing invasive procedures; ability to work independently; ability to work under pressure; ability to formulate plans of care; decision making ability.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
General Experience: Registered Nurse, and completion of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program.

Working Conditions: Incumbents in this class may be exposed to communicable and infectious diseases.

Special Requirements:
Incumbents in this class must possess a valid license to practice in the State of Connecticut, as well as maintain certification as an advanced practice nurse.

Preferred :
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, experience in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and/or Pulmonary Medicine.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Evaluates, assesses patient illness/injuries; performs physical examinations, and special examinations; takes medical histories; develops plans of care; intervenes in crisis situations or patient deterioration; provides routine and illness care; orders medications; orders diagnostic tests and evaluates results; performs invasive procedures, etc; assumes responsibility for patient follow-up, coordination, and referrals to other health care providers as necessary; maintains patient medical records; may develop policies/procedures; participates in or designs changes in the system of care delivery; may participate in clinical research; provides patient counseling/education; participates in medical student and health professional teaching; acts as a clinical consultant to peers and other health care professionals; performs related duties as required.

WORK SCHEDULE: This is a 60% salaried position, 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 a.m., 48 hours/2 weeks, every third weekend and holiday coverage as required. 30 minute unpaid meal break.

MINIMUM FULLTIME SALARY EQUIVALENT: $86,681.

Minimum Qualifications Required:
Knowledge, Skills, Ability:

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