Acute Care Nurse Practitioner - Trauma Surgery 8/31/2016

Christus Health Santa Fe, NM

Company
Christus Health
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
5000134161906
AJE Ref #
576028496
Location
Santa Fe, NM
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

Description


JOB TITLE: Nurse Practitioner

REPORTS TO: Clinically: Physician
Administratively: Practice Manager/Administrator or Assigned Supervisor

EXEMPT: Yes

Requirements



Qualifications:
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Successful completion of an approved Nurse Practitioner program. Three years professional nursing experience in a clinic setting. Possession of a valid State Registered Nurse license and Advanced Practice license certified by an accredited certification agency recognized by the state board of nursing. Current CPR certification.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Requires standing and walking for prolonged periods of time. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds. Requires normal visual acuity and hearing. Requires working under stress in emergency situations or during irregular hours. Frequent exposure to bodily fluids, communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation (Training in Physician oversight office), medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a clinic environment.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Requires standing and walking for prolonged periods of time. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds. Requires normal visual acuity and hearing. Requires working under stress in emergency situations or during irregular hours. Frequent exposure to bodily fluids, communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation (Training in Physician oversight office), medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a clinic environment.

Position Summary:
Provides primary care to patients acting in collaboration with providers in the clinic following established standards and practices and in accordance with state laws.

Job Responsibilities:
1. Obtains complete medical history and physical data on patients.

2. Interprets and integrates data to determine appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as needed.

3. Performs a complete physical exam and records findings. Collaborates with providers in managing acute and long-term medical needs of patients.

4. Orders appropriate laboratory and diagnostic procedures.

5. Synthesizes data to determine diagnosis and therapeutic plan utilizing principles of prevention.

6. Administers medications and injections. Sutures minor lacerations.

7. Interviews and advises patients regarding health and illness prevention. Recommends community resources to meet patient and family needs.

8. Instructs patients and family regarding medications and treatment instructions. Provides patient education.

9. Maintains and reviews patient records, charts, and other pertinent information. Posts tests and examination results. Notes need to be co-signed by physician.

10. Triages patient telephone calls and provides consultation.

11. Manages medical and surgical emergencies.

12. Provides monitoring and continuity of care between visits.

13. Have a working knowledge of ICD9, CPT and HCPCS coding and managed care, and be available for training as necessary.

14. Attends required meetings and participates in committees/pilot projects as requested.

15. Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations.

16. Follows the CHRISTUS St. Vincent Medical Group's guidelines related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), designed to prevent or detect unauthorized disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI).

17. Maintains strict confidentiality.

18. Uses oral and written communication skills to effectively convey ideas in a clear, positive manner that is consistent with the CHRISTUS Mission.

19. Maintains established CHRISTUS St. Vincent Medical Group's policies, procedures, objectives, quality assurance, safety, environmental and infection control.

20. Implements job responsibilities in a manner that is consistent with the CHRISTUS Mission and Code of Ethics and supportive of CHRISTUS St. Vincent Medical Group's cultural diversity objectives.

21. Supports and adheres to CSVMG Service Guarantee.

22. Performs other related work as required.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
None.