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Family Nurse Practitioner

Company: Primary Health Services Center
Location: Monroe
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Additionally, as a NHSC Approved Site, Student Loan Repayment may be available for qualified candidates.Job Summary:
The Family Nurse Practitioner works as part of the clinic provider team performing a variety of direct patient services including diagnostic procedures, taking patient history, formulating, initiating and monitoring the total general patient management plan for the clinic's patients. The Nurse Practitioner performs these functions under the general supervision of a licensed physician in a primary health care setting. The NP will be treating approximately 50% adults and 50% children.

1. Obtains complete medical history from patient, family, previous medical record, etc.2. Adjusts medications according to therapeutic goals and explains treatment to patients, families and other clinic personnel.3. Teaches and counsels patients and families.4. Consults with physicians and other members of the health care team as necessary.5. Performs other necessary duties as required to meet the goal of providing primary health care services.6. Performs complete physical examinations on patients.7. Orders routine and diagnostic lab and x-ray studies according to standing orders.8. Diagnoses acute and chronic illness on the basis of clinical findings, laboratory and x-ray reports and the results of other diagnostic procedures according to approved protocols.9. Formulates, initiates and monitors patient management plans for patients assigned to the Family Nurse Practitioner, using standing orders and/or consultation with a supervising physician.10. Refers patients requiring hospitalization or assessment and management of conditions to supervising physicians or appropriate specialist. Follows patients closely with - physician.11. Renders emergency care and treatment including cardiopulmonary resuscitation, starting I-V fluids, plasma expanders and medications, sutures lacerations.12. Maintains all patient records to comply with required standards, reviews records regularly and obtains physician counter signatures where necessary.13. Attends all staff meetings.14. Comply with applicable law and fully compliant and cooperate with compliance programs.15. Any other duties as deemed necessary.

1. Graduation from an acceptable type of Family Nurse Practitioner program recognized by the Board of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences from a program otherwise designated for Nurse Practitioners which has been approved by both the State Medical Society and the American Medical Association.2. The ability to relate with effectiveness to patients and providers.3. Must be qualified in Basic Life Support techniques.4. Sufficient experience to carry out the duties of this position.

Keywords: Primary Health Services Center, Monroe , Family Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare , Monroe, Louisiana

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