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
- 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
- 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.
Hawaii Medical Service Association - 13 months ago