Job Vacancy Nurse Practitioner Doctors on Duty



Job title: Nurse Practitioner

Company: Doctors on Duty

Job description: Salinas Valley Medical Clinic

Salinas, Ca

SUMMARY

Responsible for providing healthcare to patients and families, focusing on health maintenance, disease prevention, patient education and counseling. Works under direct supervision of a physician following established guidelines as required and within established scope of practice.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Includes but not limited to the following:

  • Demonstrates the ability to perform physical exams on all patients presenting at provider’s clinic.
  • Obtains and documents accurate and complete patient medical history. Identifies health risk factors.
  • Demonstrates the ability to diagnose and treat common acute illnesses.
  • Demonstrates the ability to perform medical procedures delineative by medical staff privileges.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.
  • Orders and interprets diagnostic tests, i.e., laboratory work, x-rays, EKG appropriately.
  • Provides well childcare; women’s healthcare, prenatal care, family planning, as may be required by provider’s primary care or specialty clinic.
  • Demonstrates the ability to prescribe medications (see individual state laws) and non-pharmacological therapies based on the patient’s diagnoses, health history and age.
  • Encourages positive health behaviors for the maintenance of health and the prevention of disease. This is done through education and counseling.
  • Always applies standardized care guidelines in clinical practice.
  • Provides patient and/or family with health education, counseling and referrals to other healthcare professionals and community resources when appropriate.
  • Assesses and documents patient and/or family psychosocial issues.
  • Treats patients and families with respect and dignity. Maintains appropriate patient satisfaction scores.
  • Collaborates with physicians and other members of the health team to plan optimal care for the patient.
  • Works with the patient and family to formulate a patient treatment and education plan.
  • Provides follow-up care, determines effectiveness of the treatment plan, reassesses and changes the plan as needed.
  • Documentation meets all standards and policies. Documentation includes all findings, interventions and results. Appropriately codes E&M at appropriate levels, without over or under coding. Completes and signs all documentation timely, usually at point of service, but no later than the end of the shift.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.
  • Functions as a patient advocate.
  • Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
  • Participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.
  • Stays current with medical advancements, new technology, new drugs through continuing education classes, society meetings, professional journals etc.
  • Attends all departmental, organizational and medical staff committee meetings as appropriate.
  • Meets organization’s requirements for participation in government and private payer incentive programs, such as PQRS and Meaningful Use.
  • Timely completes patient charts following appropriate documentation guidelines. .
  • Assists with development and implementation of specific policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Masters Degree from an accredited Nurse Practitioner’s Program.

REQUIRED LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS

  • Current Registered Nurse License in the State of California
  • National Certification as a Nurse Practitioner or certification eligible. Certification must be obtained within the first six (6) months of employment.
  • Current DEA number for Schedule II-IV Controlled Substances.
  • Current BCLS certification.
  • Scope of practice is related directly to the NP’s supervising physician and California laws.

PREFERRED

Bilingual may be required at certain clinics or during certain shifts.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • None

Expected salary:

Location: Salinas, CA

Job date: Tue, 07 Jun 2022 23:52:10 GMT

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