Senior Nurse Practitioner

  • Part Time, Full Time, Locum Tenens/Traveling, Remote
  • Modesto, CA, US

Stanislaus County Health Services Agency View Company Profile

Apply online at Stanjobs.orgThe Health Services Agency (HSA) is looking for a Senior Nurse Practitioner who is passionate about working with patients in a clinic setting, detail oriented, has excellent communication skills and who can work well under pressure. We currently have full time openings in our clinics located throughout Modesto, CA.The position provides a variety of primary diagnostic and medical care services including preventative health screening and patient teaching, under the direction of a physician. The Senior Nurse Practitioner classification is distinguished from the Staff Nurse by an additional certificate and the added responsibility of performing basic screening, diagnostic, treatment, and rehabilitative and supportive services. This leadership position is a member of the primary health care team and works with more independence than the entry-level Nurse Practitioner. This position is subject to overtime, standby and callback assignments, and performs related duties as required.TYPICAL TASKSSecure a comprehensive patient health history and perform physical examinations;Recognize and evaluate medical problems that call for immediate attention by, or referral to a physician or clinic provider;Perform, or may order performed for the patient, laboratory and diagnostic procedures;Assist the primary care physician in providing services to patients requiring continuing care, including the review of treatment and therapy plans;Perform routine therapeutic procedures;Develop diagnosis, record, and present pertinent data to the collaborating physician, as needed and appropriate;Collaborate with the attending primary care physician in ordering drugs and supplies, and maintain patient records and equipment;Conduct the referral of patients to the appropriate health facility or other community resource;Instruct and counsel patients in matters pertaining to their physical and mental health;May define and treat mild psychiatric disorders and refer other cases to psychologists, psychiatrists, or other mental health workers for further evaluation;Observe and record patient progress, update and summarize charts;Screen daily, on a rotational basis, clinical laboratory reports for emergent abnormalities;Perform some specialized tasks based upon training and skills; andCollaborate with physicians and other members of the health care team in providing care and acts as a consultant to other nursing staff in the area of specialization.SKILLS/ABILITIESDiagnose, treat and refer patients with abnormal health conditions;Prepare clear, concise, written reports to explain diagnosis, patient history and follow up;Practice basic diagnostic procedures, as a medical examiner, under supervision;Use medical instruments such as thermometers, stethoscopes and blood pressure devices;Understand technical medical and occupational terminology;Evaluate medical findings and make suitable recommendations; andCommunicate clearly, counsel, and explain diagnosis to patients and others.KNOWLEDGERoutine diagnostic and treatment techniques used in practicing primary care medicine;Ethics and laws under which medicine is practiced;Socioeconomic principles of medicine; andRoles and responsibilities of community health care agencies and health professionals.Pattern I:Certified as a Nurse Practitioner.Pattern II:Eligible for certification as a Nurse Practitioner; ANDTwo (2) years of experience.Note: The Board of Nursing may consider midwifery programs as conforming to Board standards for certification as a Nurse Practitioner. The Board may review transcripts to determine eligibility.

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