Nurse Practitioner – Full-Time – Endocrinology

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JOB TITLE: Nurse Practitioner – Endocrinology

GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Provides endocrinology care to patients acting as an assistant to physicians in the clinic following established standards and practices.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports directly to Clinical Director/Office Manager/MD.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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 terns weighing up to 100 pounds. Requires normal visual acuity and hearing. Requires exposure to communicable diseases and bodily fluids. Requires working under stress in emergency situations or during irregular hours.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a clinic environment.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: (This list may not include all of the duties assigned.)

1. Perform as an advanced practice nurse practitioner. Use prescriptive authority, procedures and treatments, in accordance with California state and federal laws and regulations and institutional guidelines.
2. Provide direct outpatient care and serve as a resource for staff and physicians.
3. Provide comprehensive Endocrine health assessments to treat and manage patient care.
4. Follow comprehensive plans that include intervention and treatment to attain expected outcomes.
5. Identify expected outcomes derived from the assessment data and diagnoses and individualize expected outcomes with the patient specific populations and with the health care team when appropriate.
6. Provide comprehensive clinical coordination of care and case management.
7. Obtains complete medical history and physical data on patients.
8. Interprets and integrates data to determine appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as needed.
9. Performs a complete physical exam and records findings. Collaborates with physicians in managing acute and long-term medical needs of patients.
10. Orders appropriate laboratory and diagnostic procedures.
11. Synthesizes data to determine preliminary diagnosis and therapeutic plan utilizing principles of prevention.
12. Administers medications and injections according to physician direction.
13. Interviews and advises patients regarding health and illness prevention. Recommends community resources to meet patient and family needs.
14. Instructs patient and family regarding medication and treatment instructions.
15. Provides patient education.
16. Maintains and reviews patient records, charts and other pertinent information. Posts tests and examination results.
17. Triages patient telephone calls and provides consultation.
18. Manages medical and surgical emergencies.
19. Provides monitoring and continuity of care between physician visits.
20. Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested
21. Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations.
22. Maintains patient confidentiality.
23. Performs related work as required.

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Willingness and flexibility to learn specialized care practices in Endocrinology.
  • Knowledge of professional nursing theory and practice medical care to give and evaluate patient care.
  • Knowledge of organizational policies, regulations and procedures to administer patient care.
  • Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care.
  • Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment.
  • Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods and techniques of professional nursing to provide ongoing patient care.
  • Skill in taking medical history to assess medical condition and interpret findings.
  • Skill preparing and maintaining records, writing reports and responding to correspondence.
  • Skill in develop and maintaining department quality assurance.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, medical staff and the public.
  • Ability to maintain quality control standards.
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate clearly.
  • On hire and annual verification of credentials in the National Practitioner Data Base, verification of certification by the ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center), licensing verification by the State
  • Board of Nursing, search of the HSS, EPLS, and DEA systems.

Education:

1. Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.

2. Successful completion of an approved Nurse Practitioner program.

Experience: The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 2 years out-patient medical practice experience (internal medicine, gerontology or primary care) as well as have knowledge and experience with diabetic education.

Certificate/License:

1. Possession of a California State Nurse Practitioner License.

2. Nurse Practitioners must be certified by one of the following organizations that are recognized as national certifying bodies:

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • National Certification Corporation for Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing Specialties
  • Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (previously named the National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Nurses)
  • Oncology Nurses Certification Corporation
  • AACN Certification Corporation
  • National Board on Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses

ALTERNATE TO MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: None


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