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Women's Health Nurse Practitioner WHNP

Company: KA Recruiting Inc.
Location: New Bedford
Posted on: May 14, 2018

Job Description:

Womens Health opening in New Bedford, Massachusetts. This and other nurse practitioner jobs brought to you by Fantastic Community Health System is seeking a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner to join our growing team. KC116Description:Under the supervision of the Director of Women's Health, the Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant will examine patients, review medical histories, interpret diagnostic tests, diagnose patient injury/illness and provide appropriate treatment and education. The NP/PA will document treatment appropriately in the Electronic Health Record and follow the Health Center's policies and procedures regarding quality care and compliance. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for conducting individual patient health history, physical assessments and screenings to include various diagnostic testing as needed. Responsible for interpreting the results and providing feedback to patient and/or designated family member.
  • Responsible for prescribing/performing various treatment modalities - including, but not limited to: medications, injections, wellness counseling, suturing, and ancillary testing.
  • Responsible for development, implementation and evaluation of treatment plans.
  • Consults and collaborates for with a variety of health care professionals and makes referrals as necessary.
  • Monitors and ensures patient satisfaction.
  • Facilitates appropriate utilization of the healthcare system and encourages appropriate follow-up care.
  • Provides educational opportunities for the patient and/or family related to health status, utilizing additional resources when indicated. Responsible for facilitating patient's participation in medical and health care by providing information needed to make informed appropriate healthcare decisions.
  • Maintains accurate, legible, timely documentation of patient encounters.
  • Serves on and actively participates as a member on committees as assigned. Attends a variety of meetings, discussions, conferences, seminars, and workshops, both within and outside the organization as applicable to own position's responsibilities. Maintains certification in compliance with current State law.
  • Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skill necessary to manage and provide the care appropriate to the ages of patients served on his/her assigned practice setting.
  • Incumbent must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development relative to the patient's specific age.
  • Additionally, incumbent must be able to provide the care needed as described in the Health Center policies and procedures.QualificationsREQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
    • Ability to effectively communicate with patients as well as physicians and other healthcare providers.
    • Must possess the ability to treat patients and their families with compassion and understanding.
    • Must be detailed oriented, observant and maintain a strong ability to focus when evaluating and treating patients.
    • Must possess problem solving skills to evaluate patients and administer appropriate treatments.
    • Must protect confidential information pertaining to patients according to Health Center protocol.
    • Experience in Women's Health and/or Adult Medicine.
    • Experience and ability to develop and implement community programs and patient education.
    • Commitment and interest in working with low income and ethnically diverse population.REQUIRED EDUCATION & OTHER CREDENTIALS:
      • Current and unrestricted Massachusetts Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant License
      • DEA and Massachusetts Controlled Substance Registration
      • Board Certification as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant
      • Maintain current CPR/BLS Certification
      • Maintain continuing medical education

        Keywords: KA Recruiting Inc., New Bedford, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner WHNP, Healthcare, New Bedford, Massachusetts

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