Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

TITLE: Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant, 3 days a week at New Castle location. Spanish speaking preferred. 

JOB SUMMARY: Serves as an advanced clinical provider (NP or PA) working collaboratively within a Primary care medical group practice.  Provides patient services at a primary care level developing proper diagnosis and medical documentation of services rendered. Responsibilities include collaborating with physicians for provisions of medical care for an out-patient clinical practice. Must utilize protocols established by the practice with physicians to diagnose and manage patients with acute and chronic illness and provide preventative and educational care along with patient counseling for wellness or management of health concerns or disease. Is a member of a growing company with an emphasis on patient and customer service, as well as teamwork.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: A nurse practitioner (NP) is an advanced practice registered nurse who has successfully completed a nurse practitioner program, is nationally certified, and authorized by the Board of Nursing. The Physician Assistant (PA) must have completed an accredited graduate-level college and have acquired (or is acquiring) appropriate board or certificate requirements. Both NP and PA must be able to perform advanced medical functions and certain medical acts, which include but are not limited to, ordering drugs, treatment, and diagnostic services. ACLS certification preferred. Knowledge of CPT and diagnosis codes (ICD-10) for proper billing and compliance. Minimum 2-3 year Family Practice or equivalent experience.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Obtain health histories, review medical records. Perform physical, mental and functional examinations.
  2. Assist in development and re-evaluation of patient care plan.
  3. Order and interpret diagnostic/laboratory studies.
  4. Diagnose and treat common illnesses and acute illnesses or injuries.
  5. Make referral to specialists.
  6. Order/manage/evaluate medication therapy.
  7. Review advanced directives with patients and families.
  8. Coordinate and participate in family conferences.
  9. Maintain appropriate documentation of medical data collected.
  10. Communicate with supervising Physician
  11. Coordinates patient care, including discharge from hospital. Displays strong professional skills in communicating and working with discharge planners and nurse staff and clinical staff at both the hospital and GMA.
  12. Clinical based procedures (suturing, casting, etc).
  13. Obtain and maintain hospital privileges when necessary.

CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION: Evaluated on clinical strengths, patient care and treatment, as well as teamwork approach, thorough completion of duties, and pleasant attitude. A positive relationship with co-workers and other professionals also considered as part of the evaluation. Must have strong organizational skills and time management skills.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Reports directly to physician team leader. 

SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Strong communication and people skills, along with patient treatment and assessment skills, and ability to follow protocols. Spanish speaking preferred. 

If you are interested in joining a hard-working, collaborative team, please send resume and cover letter to RRippy@Glenwoodmedical.com

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