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Nurse Practitioner or Physician's Asst.

Category:

Clinic

Department:

Clinic - Walk in, Pediatrics & Obstetrics

Status:

Full Time & PRN

Schedule:

Full Time and PRN positions available

Description:

*****$10,000 SIGN ON BONUS OFFERED TO QUALIFYING CANDIDATES*****

Job Summary

The Advance Practice Nurse (APN) or Physician's Assistant (PA) is responsible for delivering 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, or graduate of an accredited PA program and successful completion of PANCE.
  • Current certification from the Texas Board of Nursing Examiners, or PANCE.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience
  • Pediatric experience preferred
  • 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 or Physician's Assistant in the State of Texas
  • Hospital privileges at designated area hospitals if required for specialty
  • Minimum of 1 year experience
  • Pediatric experience preferred
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