Penn Highlands DuBois

Nurse Practitioner

US-PA-DuBois
3 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-10436
# of Openings
1
Hours/Pay
80
Department
Penn Highlands Family Medicine (Austin)
Shift
1st Shift/Variable Hours
Type
Full Time

Overview

The best of modern health care technology, plus the best of small town America!

Located in the midst of the beautiful rolling hills and woodlands of Pennsylvania, you don't have to be a native to feel at home here. No matter where your roots, you'll quickly recognize that the staff at DuBois Regional Medical Center (DRMC), like other residents of the community, will make you feel right at home.

 

DuBois Regional Medical Center (DRMC) offers residents of west central Pennsylvania a rare combination of technologically advanced health care in a warm, friendly environment. Widely recognized as one of the leading health centers of its kind in the commonwealth, DRMC is an oasis of clinical and technical excellence, with a focus on patient-centered care. Its rural setting is just far enough from the hustle of the city life to make it peaceful, but close enough to provide easy access to sought-after urban attractions.


The Nurse Practitioner functions as an essential member of the team in the practice setting and on units as indicated by physician needs. 

Responsibilities

  • Complies with DRMC polices and procedures, with accreditation agency requirements, federal, state, or local law and regulations.
  • Makes decisions regarding data gathering and appropriate management and the treatment of patients being seen for the initial evaluation of a problem or the follow-up evaluation of a previously diagnosed and stabilized condition.
  • Initiate, by the observation of patient’s condition, appropriate evaluation and care provided within the practice setting and as directed within the hospital setting.
  • Examines patient, performs comprehensive physical examination, and compiles patient medical data, including health history and results of physical examination.
  • Establish medical priorities based on the assessment findings.
  • Administers and/or orders diagnostic tests, such as radiology and laboratory tests, and interprets test results for deviation from normal.
  • Performs therapeutic procedures as delineated on the clinical privileges form.
  • Develops and implements patient management plans, records progress notes, and assists in provision of continuity of patient care.
  • Provides patient care and instructions as delegated by the physician supervisor that are within the scope of the physician supervisor’s practice, and the nurse practitioner is qualified to perform.
  • Performs clinical procedures and takes orders to dispense drugs as reviewed with the supervising physician.
  • Reviews patient treatment regimen and changes the regimen and provides this information to the treating physician.
  • Coordinates patient care with other treatment members.
  • Executes or relays medical regimens as directed by the supervising physician.
  • Counsels and instructs patients regarding their health care.
  • Assures adequate patient health records are maintained and transferred as required when patients are referred to other facilities.
  • Actively teaches patients, when appropriate, and provides staff training to promote effective patient education.
  • Performs administrative duties as assigned.
  • Dispenses medications under current Pennsylvania State Law and relevant regulatory guidelines.
  • Promotes scientific inquiry in clinical practice using the research process to improve practice.
  • Supports the data collection, analysis, and evaluation required for performance improvement initiatives.
  • Applies statistical and analytic knowledge in performance improvement activities.
  • Identifies PI initiatives and supports the required data collection, analysis, and evaluation required for performance improvement initiatives.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of clinical pathways and nursing care standards specific to the needs of the OB/Gyn patient, with other team members.
  • Implements infection control measures according to hospital policy and procedures.
  • Collaborates to develop and implement safety and preventative maintenance programs.
  • Conducts community educational programs to support the practice’s business development.
  • Provides on call coverage under the supervision of the physician as requested by the physician.
  • Other duties as directed.

Qualifications

  • Masters Degree in Nursing required.
  • Current Pennsylvania Registered Nurse licensure required.
  • Current certification as a Nurse Practitioner from a board-recognized national certification organization (as per the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing) which requires the passing of a national certifiying examination in the particular clinic specialty area in which the applicant is seeking certification by the board.
  • CPR certification from American Heart Association required.
  • Minimum of (1) year experience as a Nurse Practitioner preferred.
  • Maintain current ACLS, PALS, and ATLS certifications.

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