Full Job Description
The Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant provides high quality, patient-focused health care services to all patients in collaboration with the other staff members to ensure that the individually planned needs and desires of patients are met, regardless of age or gender, on a continuing basis by performing the duties outlined below. The Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant will practice/perform the medical services as delegated or directed by the supervising physician as long as they are within the scope of practice. The NP/PA will abide by the standards and laws governing their practice established by the designated State Board and specified State Professional and Occupational Standards. It is the obligation of each Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant to ensure that their supervisory requirements are adhered to, that the relationship of and access to the supervising physician is defined, and that a process for evaluation is established. It is the obligation of each Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant to keep current with required continuing education and licensure.Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.
- Maintains appropriate clinical standards. Follows the guidelines established by the Company policy and procedure manuals.
- Examines patients for symptoms and/or physical information while ensuring the delivery of high quality, patient-focused health care all while recognizing the patient’s individual rights.
- Aides the patients in their right to be informed and to participate in making decisions in all aspects of their medical care and treatment and initiates a patient education plan according to the individualized needs of the patient, including patient and family instruction. Ensures that all aspects of care have respect for personal values and beliefs, and is focused on the individual needs of each patient.
- Elicits and reviews information about patient’s medical history.
- Orders or executes various tests, analyses, results, reports and diagnostic images to provide information on patient’s condition in a timely manner to determine appropriate treatment and follow up.
- Administers or prescribes treatments and medications appropriate for patient condition.
- Promotes health by educational instruction as well as advising patients concerning diet, hygiene, and methods for prevention of disease.
- Refers patients to medical specialist for consultant services when necessary for patient’s well-being.
- Accurately, efficiently, and completely documents necessary data for patient records to facilitate completion of billing processes.
- All entries into the medical record whether electronic or on paper will be legible, complete, dated, timed and signed with appropriate credentials. Documentation will be completed prior to discharge from the facility when possible but no later than 48 hours after discharge from the facticity.
- Utilizes all equipment, supplies, facilities, and resources of the Company in a prudent and efficient manner.
- Participates in department quality improvement activities, staff educational programs, attends departmental meetings, and demonstrates and maintains clinical competency in the delivery of patient care services in accordance with Company guidelines.
- Participates in Peer Review and Chart Audit processes as designated by the Medical Director.
- Maintains supervisory duties over staff as required.
- Must maintain collaboration with the physician to deal with issues outside of their scope of practice.
- Maintains competency in skills relevant to the scope of services provided in the facility. The scope of services in specific markets will require employees to complete relevant training and to obtain additional certifications or licensure. (DOT Certification, Occupational Medicine Certification, Dispensing Permits, Telemedicine permits, etc.)
- Other duties as needed.
Supervisory ResponsibilitiesMay be required to supervise clinical and clerical staff.To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience Master’s Degree in Nursing or Physician Assistant program
Certificates, Licenses,Registrations State Registered Nursing License; State Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License; Collaboration Agreement; CDS Controlled Substance License as applicable per prescriptive authority; DEA Drug Enforcement Agency Registration Number as applicable per prescriptive authority; Basic Life Support Certification. Active medical board certification required per state requirements.
Other Qualifications Successful completion of Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is preferred for full time NP.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, PRN
- 401(k) matching
- Dental insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Flexible schedule
- Health insurance
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Retirement plan
- Vision insurance
- Urgent Care
- Day shift
- Evening shift
- On call
- Rotating weekends
- Urgent care center
- Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant License (Required)
Ability to Relocate:
- Waterbury, CT: Relocate before starting work (Required)
Work Location: In person