The Nurse Practitioner is a member of the provider team performing a variety of direct patient services including assessment, diagnosis, and implementation of treatment, evaluation and monitoring the general clinical/patient management plan for the medical clinic. They also provide health education to patients and their families; participate in planning programs and developing specific health policies and procedures.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provide direct patient care to a panel of patients across the lifecycle.
- Assess, diagnose, prescribe, implement treatment, evaluate and monitor patients’ health status as designated by the collaborative agreement established with a physician.
- Maintain patient confidentiality in all matters and provide patient with needed information.
- Attend meetings, seminars, workshops and conferences, as needed
- Promote and maintain awareness of agency programs, mission statement, services, and activities.
- Collaborate with Family Christian Health Center physicians and other specialists as needed in patient care.
- Make recommendations to the Medical Director and Clinical Management staff
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Conducts daily team huddles.
- Works closely with Care Team to ensure preventive, chronic and acute care needs are being met.
- Participates in the Center’s ongoing quality improvement initiatives including meeting clinical standards, metrics for the UDS report, and health care plan goals as well as participating in peer review.
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
The successful Nurse Practitioner must possess a MS degree from an accredited nursing school with a Family Nurse Practitioner Track focus. Must have a certification or eligible for certification as an Advance Practice Nurse that is recognized by a national certifying body as approved by the Illinois Department of Regulation Advance Practice Board and have a current and valid Illinois license as an Advance Practice Nurse with a DEA number and BLS certification.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. While performing the required duties, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, read and be capable of lifting a minimum of ten pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.