POSITION: Nurse Practitioner
POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision and direction of the supervising physicians, the Nurse Practitioner provides direct patient care to (primarily) established patients of the practice. Care involves initial and subsequent histories and physical exams for both acute and routine office visits; appropriate documentation of all patient evaluations; involvement with initial triage and resolution of patient office calls; provision of emergency care to patients presenting to the office and/or in need of urgent attention throughout the clinic. The Nurse Practitioner will work collaboratively with the physicians in providing care to the patients in accordance with standards outlined by Indiana law 848 IAC 4-2-1. He or she will function within the legal boundaries of their advanced practice area and shall have and utilize knowledge of the statutes and rules governing state and federal drug laws and regulations, state and federal confidentiality laws and regulations, and state and federal medical records access laws.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Must meets Indiana State Board of Nursing requirements for Nurse Practitioner licensure, have Medicare provider number, current Indiana licensure (RN + Nurse Practitioner), current DEA number, and current CSR number.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must have appropriate experience working with adult and pediatric patients. Previous experience working with patients with acute and chronic care issues. Knowledge of medications and interactions. Ability to assess patients by using advanced nursing knowledge and skills to identify abnormal conditions, diagnose health problems, implement treatment plans, evaluate patient outcomes, and collaborate with physicians. Uses critical thinking skills to make independent decisions, commensurate with autonomy, authority and responsibility of a nurse practitioner. Mathematical ability to calculate correct dosages for patient medications. Possesses excellent organizational skills and communication skills. Ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines. Excellent medical documentation skills, for both letter dictation and medical record. Computer skills necessary to participate in patient scheduling, dictation review, and diagnostic results reporting.