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Nurse Practitioner or PA

Category:  Clinic
Department:  Clinic
Status:  PRN and Full Time Available
Schedule:  Days
Description: 

Job Summary

The Advance Practice Nurse (APN) is responsible for delivery of quality medical care to patients of Val Verde Regional Medical Center Health Clinic and functions as a member of the multi-disciplinary health care team within the scope of his or her medical practice.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Provides clinical services.
  • Maintains clinical expertise and competency (to include age specific competency) as well as demonstrates thorough knowledge of procedures to deliver quality primary health care.
  • Provides clinic sessions, as scheduled, in direct patient care at clinic site, including extended hours clinics.
  • Provides a minimum average of three thousand five hundred (3500) primary care encounters for the contract year and provides services equaling to at least forty (40) hours per week in clinic.
  • Examines, diagnoses, treats and/or refers patients assigned to physician’s panel, on an in-patient and out-patient basis (as per individual employment agreements); prescribes pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment regimens as appropriate to assessed medical conditions.
  • Refers clients for appropriate specialty care services, lab and x-ray and any other ancillary services that are appropriate for patient’s management and care. Reviews all lab and x-ray reports for patients under his/her care on a timely basis and makes medical management decisions appropriately. Follows appropriate standards of care for each patient.
  • Provides continuity of care to center patients on his or her patient panel and other patients as assigned, including routine in-patient and nursing home care to center patients. Performs emergency on-call on a scheduled basis with other providers within the clinic.
  • Maintains a problem oriented health record for each patient seen in accordance with the Clinic’s established Health Information Management policies and procedures.
  • Ensures that patient and family/significant others are educated about diagnosis and the plan of care. Acts as a resource for facilitating communication when necessary.
  • Participates in specified health promotion, education and/or prevention programs as needed i.e. diabetes collaborative/health fairs etc.; attends and participates in clinic meetings / departmental meetings and other clinic functions as required by the Center.
  • Provider is responsible for practicing accepted infection control procedures at all times to include attending individual/group infection control training, and to comply with infection control monitoring.

 

  • Provides clinical oversight under the supervision of the Medical Director.
  • Assumes responsibility/accountability for delegating, directing, and supervising patient care activities. Trains, mentors and supervises students and clinical support staff engaged in activities and procedures, as appropriate.
  • Participates in the analysis of community health problems and assists in the development of the community health care plan.
  • Participates in Compliance and Performance Improvement activities for continuous care quality improvement and risk management purposes.
  • Participates in the review and development of patient care policies, including health maintenance schedules and continuity of care.
  • Participates in the review and development of protocols and standing orders.
  • Implements the plans, procedures and protocols for the medical team.
  • Serves as a resource and positive, proactive leader for the department.
  • Accepts responsibility for remaining current with medical and health care trends and information that impact the medical practice.
  • Leads the health care team in identifying, evaluating, and prioritizing patient and family needs to develop a plan of care.
  • Participates in the evaluation of products, procedures, and patient care standards.
  • Maintains professional courtesy at all times.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.

Credentials and Experience

Required

  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing with an Advance Practice Nursing degree in Family Practice.
  • Current certification from the Texas Board of Nursing Examiners to practice as an Advance Practice Nurse –Family Nurse Practitioner in the State of Texas
  • Annual continuing education as required by Board specialty
  • Must be registered and have current DEA, DPS and other such certificates to legally operate as an Advance Nurse Practitioner in the State of Texas
  • Hospital privileges at designated area hospitals if required for specialty
  • Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Healthcare Professionals Certification

 



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