Nurse Practitioner
HFM - Lihue, HI

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Administer patient care and treatment in a medical facility, such as clinic, health center, or public health agency, under a physician’s supervision

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Examine and treat patients independently and in autonomous collaboration with other health care professionals. Ensures proper illness and injury care and disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.
  • Perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to assist physician in diagnosing medical and surgical problems, and prescribing necessary treatment and services for quality patient care; record the normal and abnormal data for review by the physician.
  • Take patient histories, conduct physical examinations, and record the date in the patient's record; write progress notes; prepare patient workups and summaries noting pertinent positive and negative findings; obtain psychosocial history relevant to patient care, and assume responsibility for developing therapeutic relationships with patients.
  • Order and schedule laboratory studies, diagnostic procedures, and preventive screening tests; explain necessity, preparation, nature and anticipated effects of scheduled diagnostic, therapeutic, and screening procedures to the patient. Interpret & evaluate findings, and communicate next steps to patient.
  • Offer & discuss treatment options with patients. Use motivational interviewing and intervention, as needed.
  • Utilize patient registries and health maintenance plans to proactively engage patients in services to improve their health status.
  • Carry out therapeutic procedures such as wound suturing and dressing changes; monitor progress of patients, report progress to supervising physician, and maintain record of each patient's progress, consulting with supervising physician when patient's progress does not meet anticipated and/or predetermined criteria.
  • Discusses case with physician and other health professionals to prepare comprehensive patient care plan. Submits health care plan and goals of individual patients for periodic review and evaluation by physician.
  • Prescribes or recommends drugs or other forms of treatment such as physical therapy, inhalation therapy, or related therapeutic procedures
  • Other duties:
    • Use of Electronic Medical Record system and other Web services for patient interaction and involvement
    • Maintain a neat, clean and organized work station
    • Pleasant phone voice and clear communicator; professional appearance & demeanor
    • Attend meetings and in-service training as required
    • Participate in quality improvement control programs
    • Maintain current Hawaii license and National BCLS certification
    • Assist co-workers, and perform additional duties as assigned by Physician or Manager

    • Minimum Qualifications:
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and completion of accredited Nurse Practitioner program.
    • Current State of Hawaii Nurse Practitioner Licensure is required.
    • 2 years of clinical experience in out-patient or facility setting.
    • Knowledge of primary care and community health guidelines and standards.
    • Ability to lift up to 25lbs with or without reasonable accommodations.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license and access to an automobile for traveling to off-site workshops and/or meetings. Vehicle must be registered, licensed and insured.
    • Must be flexible with work hours to include weekends, early mornings and late evenings.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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