Nurse Practitioner

Simmons Foods Inc View Company Profile

This role is based out of the Simmons Care Clinic which operates independently and is not affiliated with Simmons Foods, Inc. However, the Care Clinics do provide support to Simmons Foods, Inc.The Nurse Practitioner is a licensed independent practitioner who is responsible for managing health problems and coordinating health care for patients in accordance with State and Federal rules and regulations and the nursing standards of care (assessment of health status, diagnosis, development of plan of care and treatment, implementation of treatment plan, and evaluation of patient status). Work is performed with considerable independence under the general medical direction of a physician. Work is guided by internal policies and protocols and physician approved guidelines. Work is evaluated through chart review, consultations, conferences and the observation of results. The Nurse Practitioner provides routine care and management of the patient with acute and chronic complaints, in collaboration with the supervising physician and through implementation of standardized procedures. Within the context of this position, employees are expected to display helpful and pleasant behavior. Education: Minimal: MSN from accredited nursing program and two years of clinical experience License/Certificates Minimal: Current APN license in the state you are providing care with current Prescriptive Authority Working Conditions May be exposed to a variety of healthcare settings including clinical, office and/or maintenance environments. Physical/Mental Abilities Requirements: Ability to sit, stand, walk, bend and stretch in order to retrieve supplies and operate standard office equipment Ability to lift, hold and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds Ability to communicate and respond to inquiries both in person and over the phone. Ability to operate a PC/laptop and other office equipment Ability to handle varying and often high levels of stress Ability to maintain patient confidentiality and information security Must be able to see with or without corrective eye wear Must be able to hear clearly with or without assistance of a hearing aideConsiderable knowledge of professional nursing and basic medical theory and practice Considerable knowledge of the nurse practitioner guidelines, rules, regulations Ability to discriminate between normal and abnormal findings Ability to follow patients through periods of illness in an independent or collaborative relationship with a physician Ability to coordinate preventive services and collaborate in the ongoing care of patients Ability to act as a medical consultant to other nursing personnel Other Requirements: May be exposed to infectious and contagious diseases May be in contact with patients under a wide variety of circumstances Able to handle emergency or crisis situations May be occasionally subject to irregular hours May be exposed to respiratory risks and safety sensitive situations May be required to wear protective equipment as necessary Possesses problem solving skills of the type and at a level necessary to accomplish the jobDemonstrates good time management and organizational skills General Duties: Communicates effectively.Establishes and maintains two-way communications with patients, peers, staff, leaders and administration. Adapts to change in a positive, professional manner. Follows through on problems using the appropriate chain of command Cooperates well with peers and supports group decisions Communicates appropriate information to lead staff member, supervisor, office manager or physician in a timely manner. Obtains appropriate continuing medical education and maintains licensure, national certification and State Board recognition as a nurse practitioner in the state you practice. Consistently uses skilled communication which demonstrates congruence between words and actions and holds others accountable for doing the same. Demonstrates population appropriate skill sets for all relevant patient populations. Maintains strict patient confidentiality in accordance with SCC policies and standards.Ability to establish/maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, patients, medical staff and public. Ability to read and understand oral and written instructions and to follow written protocols. Follow company policies to ensure compliance with OSHA, CLIA and other regulatory agencies. Utilizes universal precautions in handling infectious materials Actively participates in the development of implementation of process improvements Evaluates and treats patients with acute and chronic complaints. Obtains a complete medical history and performs physical assessments appropriate to the patientxe2x80x99s presenting complaints and age. Analyzes, interprets and evaluates subjective and objective findings to develop an assessment in order to initiate a treatment plan or referral to appropriate physician or providerPerforms routine therapeutic duties (e.g., providing first aid care, wound care, suturing minor wounds and lacerations, suture removal, incision and drainage procedures) and collaborates/consults with the physician as indicated in Nurse Practitioner protocols Develops plan of care based upon assessment, which includes prescribing appropriate medications and treatments, providing follow-up care and evaluating the effectiveness of carePromotes healthy living through education and primary prevention. Provides patient education regarding medications, treatments, anticipated outcomes and referrals Provides appropriate documentation in the medical chart Performs other duties as assigned or requested. Standards of Employment Attire is professional, neat, clean and appropriate for work performed. Maintains confidentially of patient information at all times. Quality Improvement/Innovation Identifies challenges in work processes. Recommends way to eliminate organization barriers. Works toward continuous improvement based on customer needs. Contributes new ideas, makes helpful suggestions for charges. Works effectively as a part of the team, participates and supports department goals. #ZR1

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