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Advanced Healthcare Practitioner - The Pediatric Clinic - Full Time

Company: Titus Regional Medical Center
Location: Mount Pleasant
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

JOB TITLE: Nurse Practitioner

GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Responsible for providing primary care services, including assessing and managing patients in the clinic following established standards and practices.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to Medical Director and Clinic Administration.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervises Nurses, Nurse Aides, and Medical Assistants during daily clinical activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide primary care as per the collaborative agreement/protocols on file in the Clinic and according to the policies and procedures of the Clinic
Practice within the scope of practice as delineated by the practitioner's education and experience
Comply with all appropriate requirements for Clinic quality assurance and certification
Performs a complete physical exam, obtains complete medical history and records findings. Orders appropriate laboratory and diagnostic procedures. Interprets and integrates data to determine preliminary diagnosis and therapeutic plan. Prescribes therapy following established standards and practice.
Administers medications and injections in compliance with state law and clinic guidelines
Instructs patient/family regarding medications and treatments. Educates patients regarding health and illness prevention. Recommends community resources to meet patient and family needs.
Collaborates with physicians in managing acute and long-term medical needs of patients. Provides monitoring and continuity of care between physician visits.
Maintains patient confidentiality
Maintain licensure and board certification
Must maintain current PALS
Must have clear verbal and written communication skills
As a member of the QA committee, shall participate in the review of at least (15) patient medical charts per quarter
Shall assist the Medical Director in development of new policies and procedures as needed
In consultation with the Physician, shall make necessary referrals and/or consultations that cannot be provided at the Clinic
Shall assist in maintaining accurate and complete patient records

EDUCATION REQUIRED:
Completion of an accredited Nurse Practitioner or Physician's Assistant program leading to a Master's Degree and/or meets the Advanced Nursing Practice or Physician's Assistant requirements set forth by the Texas State Board of Nursing or the Texas Medical Licensure Board. Must possess appropriate certification and degree from a United States Institution of Higher Education. Must be licensed to practice medicine in the State of Texas prior to beginning employment.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
At least two years experience in a medical practice preferred. Applicant may not have any unresolved malpractice suits pending against him/her and shall not have any unresolved complaints on file in any state where he/she has license to practice medicine. Computer literacy required.

The job holder must demonstrate current competencies applicable to the job position.

KNOWLEDGE:
1. Knowledge of professional nursing theory, practices and regulations to give and evaluate patient care.
2. Knowledge of how to use medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care.
3. Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish/maintain a safe work environment.

SKILLS:
1. Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods and techniques of professional nursing to provide ongoing patient care.
2. Skill in taking medical histories to assess medical condition and interpret findings.

ABILITIES:
1. Ability to maintain quality control standards.
2. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
3. Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures.
4. Ability to communicate clearly and establish/maintain effective working relationships with patients, medical staff and the public.

ENVIRONMENTAL/WORKING CONDITIONS:
Combination of exam rooms and medical offices. Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a clinic environment.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS:
Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 10 pounds. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Requires working under stress in emergency situations and irregular hours.

This description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions may change as needs evolve.

Keywords: Titus Regional Medical Center, Longview , Advanced Healthcare Practitioner - The Pediatric Clinic - Full Time, Healthcare , Mount Pleasant, Texas

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