Nurse Practitioner
Gwynedd-Mercy College - Gwynedd Valley, PA

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Position Type: Part Time, 8-10 hours/week

General Summary:
A Certified Nurse Practitioner is a registered professional nurse who has successfully completed/graduated from an accredited nurse practitioner educational program, is currently certified by the certifying agent of the American Nurses Association (ANA), or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and is authorized to practice by the Pennsylvania Board of Nursing. The Health Center, located at 51 Medical Campus Drive, Lansdale, PA 19446, is a primary care office that cares for all patients either insured or uninsured, regardless of ability to pay. The Health Center Office nurse practitioner works at the Health Center providing professional skills in a defined outpatient office setting and patient care activities to patients of diverse ages as assigned.

HIPAA Security Compliance:
Security Access: The incumbent has access to restricted or confidential patient information and must comply with the federal regulations under the HIPPA laws and the Health Center policy on HIPPA security.

Essential Responsibilities:
Effectively identifies, evaluates, and addresses disease prevention and health promotion issues of the population in the practice while administering quality patient care.

Works in an independent and interdependent relationship with members of the Health Center, which allows for consultation, collaboration, or referral.

Responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of acute, chronic, and long-term healthcare issues.

Educates patients and/or families about preventive care, medical issues, and use of prescribed medical treatments and/or medications.

Maintains legible, accurate, and confidential medical records, including documentation in Electronic Health Record. Documents all medical evaluations, diagnoses, procedures, treatment, outcomes, education, referrals, and consultations consistent with NCQA (National
Committee for Quality Assurance), and state regulatory standards.

Facilitates evaluation of records by physician(s), peers, and Quality and Standards according to protocols, and receives and implements constructive directives.

Analyzes new knowledge gained from conferences, workshops, professional literature, or "hands-on training" and assimilates this knowledge into clinical practice.

Take patient histories, conduct physical examinations, and record the date in the patient's Amazing charts 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 and diagnostic procedures; explain necessity, preparation, nature and anticipated effects of scheduled diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to the patient.

Carry out therapeutic procedures such as monitor progress of patients, report progress to Health Center Director, and maintain a record of each patient's progress, consulting with Health Center Director when patient's progress does not meet anticipated and/or predetermined criteria.

Participate in basic science and clinical research projects conducted at the Health Center; prepare statistical reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.

Review the work of lower rated employees; train new personnel. Participate in teaching students in techniques and procedures which are unique to specific clinical setting.

A high level of accuracy is expected in maintaining medical records including the electronic health record, and Health Center records with specific emphasis on patient history, physical findings and plan of evaluation/treatment.

Maintain HIPPA policies and confidentiality of patient’s medical information.

Preceptor and mentor Gwynedd Mercy University undergraduate and graduate Nurse Practitioner students.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education/ Experience
Current NP and RN license in the state of PA, professional liability insurance as per State Board of Nursing CRNP regulations, criminal background check, child abuse clearance and annual negative PPD. CPR Certification, Current (annual) TB screening is required. Hepatitis B immunization and annual influenza immunization is optional but highly recommended.

Technical Skills
Proficiency with a personal computer for word processing, database management, spreadsheet design, and presentation preparation. Computer knowledge of Microsoft office (including Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

Language Skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to apply mathematical concepts to practical situations. Ability to work with statistical information.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to apply principles of logic and problem solving to a wide range of problems. Individual must be able to think critically. Ability to manage multiple tasks effectively.

Interpersonal Skills
Interact effectively and professionally.

Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to walk, stand, sit, and to talk and hear. Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel, and reach. Must be able to input and retrieve computer data. Visual acuity must include both close and distant vision. Must be able to distinguish color. Must be able to regularly lift up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Some lifting of patients is required.

Work environment:
The work of this position is performed in an environmentally controlled office environment. The position requires the ability to work under pressure and with a diverse population, including staff, Nurse practitioners, clients, patients, insurance companies and other members of the public on a regular basis. The position may cause frequent exposure to communicable diseases, bodily fluids, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a clinical environment. This is a non-smoking facility. Hours are based on patient demand a minimum of 8 hours is required.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for this job. It is not
intended to be a complete statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.