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Family Nurse Practitioner

POSITION: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

STATUS: Full/Part-time

SUMMARY: Provide primary care services, including assessing and managing patients in a clinical setting. Work collaboratively with physicians and staff for better patient outcomes.  Provide education and instruction to patients and staff as needed.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Provide quality patient care
  2. Obtain and document complete medical history and physical data on patients utilizing an electronic medical record (EMR).
  3. Interpret and integrate data to determine appropriate therapeutic procedures as needed
  4. Performs a complete physical exam and record findings.
  5. Collaborate, as needed with physician(s) in managing the acute and long-term medical needs of each patient
  6. Order and interpret appropriate laboratory and diagnostic procedures
  7. Synthesize data to determine preliminary diagnosis and therapeutic plan utilizing principles of prevention
  8. Prescribe medications and injections as appropriate and/or according to physician direction
  9. Interview and advise patients regarding health and illness prevention
  10. Recommend community resources to meet patient and family needs
  11. Provide patient education and instruct patient and family regarding medications and treatment instructions
  12. Triage telephone calls and provide consultation
  13. Manage medical emergencies
  14. Provide accurate information on all documentation
  15. Timely documentation of the medical record (EMR) with all patient encounters whether in person, by telephone or via electronic format
  16. Timely submission of billable services
  17. Complete all necessary and/or required forms
  18. Exercise HIPAA confidentiality and security measures at all times
  19. Participate in clinical research activities as appropriate
  20. Must have regular, reliable, predictable attendance in performance of essential job functions

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Maintain a courteous and professional manner towards patients, staff and family members
  2. Demonstrate collegial working relationship with community providers
  3. Participate in professional organizations to maintain relevance in area of expertise
  4. Actively participate in team meetings as needed
  5. Document work processes as required
  6. Perform other duties as assigned

 EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS:

  1. Master’s in Nursing (MSN)
  2. National board certification as a Nurse Practitioner in area of specialty
  3. Current Washington State ARNP license with prescriptive authority
  4. Current DEA certificate
  5. Maintain current CPR/BCLS, ACLS or PALS certification
  6. Two years of experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner preferred

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  1. Ability to perform quality check of own work to identify errors and correct them
  2. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  3. Familiarity with computers, especially Windows-based applications, and other office equipment such as fax machines, copiers, printers and multi-line phone systems
  4. Ability to prioritize responsibilities
  5. Ability to multi-task efficiently and effectively
  6. Ability to act calmly and effectively in a busy or stressful situation
  7. Ability to communicate effectively in the English language in person, by phone and in writing
  8. Knowledge of professional nursing theory, practices and regulations to give and evaluate patient care
  9. Knowledge of how to use medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care
  10. Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish and maintain a safe work environment

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Hearing must be adequate to perform job duties in person and over the telephone
  2. Visual acuity must be adequate to perform job duties, including reading information from printed sources and computer screens
  3. Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 20 pounds
  4. Must be able to bend, reach stand, walk, and sit