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Family Nurse Practitioner -Primary Care

Company: Placements USA LLC
Location: Fitchburg
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Essential Duties and Major Responsibilities: Assesses patient's physical and psychosocial health/illness status through history taking and physical examination. Practices within the collaborative model with physicians, nurse practitioners and clinical psychologists Diagnoses, manages, and appropriately refers patients with acute, episodic, or chronic illness according to department protocols. Orders appropriate laboratory and diagnostic tests according to established guidelines. Prescribes pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment regimens as appropriate to assessed medical conditions. Follows established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards. As appropriate to the position, participates in specified health promotion, education and/or prevention programs. Ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress. Knowledge of legal and ethical standards for the delivery of medical care. Knowledge of relevant drugs and non-pharmaceutical patient care aids and ability to prescribe dosages and instruct patients in correct usage. Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards. Knowledge of community medical diagnostic and patient care services in area of medical expertise. Knowledge of current principles, methods and procedures for the delivery of medical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment in area of expertise Facilitates and coordinates patient care referrals to specialists and outside agencies Develops and provides educational materials and/or programs to patients, families, and other health care professionals at the Center. Assumes formal teaching responsibilities within area of expertise and precepts nurse practitioner students, medical students, and residents as appropriate. May participate in medical and/or nursing research. Participates in defining nursing standards, practices, and educational needs of patient care staff May share call responsibilities of the service. Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards. Knowledge of community medical diagnostic and patient care services in area of medical expertise. Knowledge of current principles, methods and procedures for the delivery of medical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment in area of expertise. Actively participates in the departmental quality assurance program. Serves on appropriate department and/or hospital committees. Performs other related duties as requires and as assigned. Managing patient care is a team effort that involves clinical and non-clinical staff interacting with patients. Demonstrate understanding and commitment of the health center mission. Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the established CHC Values and Standards. Minimum Qualifications: Massachusetts Licensed Registered Nurse required Certified in Massachusetts to practice in the expanded role as a Family Nurse Practitioner required Certified in CPR/AED or equivalent. Demonstrated mastery of a specialty area or other related field normally acquired by 3-5 years progressively responsible nursing experience preferred. Qualifications Licenses & Certifications Required Registered Nurse Nurse Practioner CPR

Keywords: Placements USA LLC, Nashua , Family Nurse Practitioner -Primary Care, Healthcare , Fitchburg, New Hampshire

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