Nurse Practioner/Physician Assistant

Overview

Date Posted:
3/16/2018
Location:
Fort Lupton
Address:
1115 Second Street
City:
Fort Lupton
State:
CO
Country:
United States of America

Description

 

General Description of Duties:

 

Performs routine clinic operations, takes histories and makes physical assessments.   The Physician Assistant or Nurse Practioner approaches his/her tasks in a team based care fashion that supports patients and their families in self-management, self-efficacy and behavior change.  Adheres to the spirit of the SALUD mission statement while performing assigned duties.

 

Supervision Received:

Works under the supervision of the Physician and Medical Director

 

Supervision Exercised:

Supervises and provides education to any assigned personnel.

 

Specific Duties:

The PA or NP  acts as a patient advocate for our vulnerable populations by ensuring that the patients are fully informed and comfortable with their visit to SALUD.

Follows procedures for the electronic health records.

Ability to work well with supervising physician, recognize limitations and seek help from MD/DO when necessary. 

Takes history, does physical assessment, obtains and monitors appropriate lab data, determines psychosocial needs and treatment management according to clinical protocol with physician collaboration/referral.  Enters all information into the electronic health system.

 Maintains charts and follow-up including acute illness and injury such as URI, vaginities, lacerations, soft tissue injury;  Chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, obesity, and health maintenance such as routine pelvic, pap and breast exam, immunizations, well child care, contraception, screening physicals for sports, insurance, etc.

Collects lab specimens.  Performs EKG and pulmonary function testing, assures patient flow and assists physicians with exams and tests.

Provides medical services appropriate to the age-specific needs of all patients in accordance with the principles of growth and development for infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric life cycles

Interprets community services to families as well as making referrals of patients to other agencies, doctors, social services, food stamps, social security, University Medical Center, etc.

Establishes programs for health maintenance including pap smears, detection of blood pressure or urine glucose, immunizations, contraception, VD control, pre-natal care, human sexuality, TB screening and blood donor programs.

Keeps abreast of current trends in medical care and attends professional and community health care activities as often as is feasible. 

Initiate follow-up or arrange transportation with Outreach Department for patients requiring follow-up care.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

 

Qualifications for Appointment:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 

Good physical health and emotional stability are required to maintain pace and adequate interpersonal relationships.  Ability to relate with co-workers, patients and their sensitivity to each individual needs.  Must work well with other patient care team members.   Concern for quality of medical care and satisfaction of patients.  Ability to make appropriate and interpersonal relationships.  Concern for quality of medical care and satisfaction of patients.  Ability to make appropriate and effective decisions.  Ability to interpret to patient and family the implications of a diagnosis and the nature of treatment consistent with the action and wishes of the medical staff.   Ability to speak Spanish preferred.   Sensitivity to low income and ethnic minority community a must.

 

Education:

Completion of certified PA or NP program with state and national certification as evidenced by certificate of Physician’s Assistant status by National Commission on certification and testing by State Board of Medical Examiners.

 

Experience:

Two years experience as a Physician’s Assistant preferred, but not required.     

 

Licensure:

Possess a PA or NP license in good standing in the State of Colorado.

 

Bloodborne Pathogen Risk Level:

High risk for bloodborne pahtogens

 

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.  Requires normal visual acuity and hearing.  Requires exposure to communicable diseases and bodily fluids.  Requires working under stress in emergency situations or irregular hours.   Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record data electronically and communicating with patients.

 

FLSA Code:

Exempt position