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Urgent Care, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

Company: National Coalition of Healthcare Recruiters
Location: New Bedford
Posted on: July 10, 2018

Job Description:

(Only QUALIFIED Healthcare Professionals accepted) Urgent Care-NP - Seeking a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to join a growing team in an Urgent Care role! Exciting opportunity with a fantastic community health center about 50 miles South of the Boston area! This is a full time and permanent position with a competitive compensation and benefits package.JOB DESCRIPTIONTitle: Nurse Practitioner-Phvsician AssistantPOSITION SUMMARY:The Nurse Practitioner-Physician Assistant will examine patients, review medical histories, interpretdiagnostic tests, diagnose patient injury-illness, provide appropriate treatment and education and consultwith their supervising or collaborating provider when needed. The NP-PA will document treatmentappropriately in the Electronic Health Record and follow the Health Center's policies and proceduresregarding quality care and compliance.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:1. Responsible for conducting individual patient health history, physical assessments and screenings toinclude various diagnostic testing as needed.2. Responsible for interpreting the results and providing feedback to patient and-or designated familymember.3. Responsible fbr prescribing-performing various treatment modalities - including, but not limited to:medications, injections, wellness counseling, suturing, and ancillary testing.4. Responsible for development, implementation and evaluation of treatment plans.5. Consults arrd collaborates for with a variety of health care professionals and makes referrals as necessary.6. Monitors and ensures patient satisfaction.7. Facilitates appropriate utilization of the healthcare system and encourages appropriate follow-up care.8. Provides educational opportunities for the patient andlor family related to health status, utilizingadditional resources when indicated.9. Responsible for facilitating patient's participation in medical and health care by providing infbrmationneeded to make informed appropriate healthcare decisions.10. Maintains accurate, legible, timely documentation of patient encounters.11. Serves on and actively participates as a member on committees as assigned. Attends a variety ofmeetings, discussions, conferences, seminars, and workshops, both within and outside the organization asapplicable to own position's responsibilities.12. Matntarns certification in compliance with current State law.13. Able to dernonstrate the knowledge and skill necessary to manage and provide the care appropriate to theages ofpatients served on his-her assigned practice setting.14. Incumbent must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development relative to thepatient's specific age. Additionally, incumbent must be able to provide the care needed as described inthe Health Center policies and procedures.REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:. Ability to elfectively communicate with patients as well as physicians and other healthcare providers.o Must possess the ability to treat patients and their families with compassion and understanding.o Must be detail oriented, observant and maintain a strong ability to focus when evaluating and treatingpatients.o Must possess problem solving skills to evaluate patients and administer appropriate treatments.o Must protect confidential information pertaining to patients according to Health Center protocol.o Experience in Primary Care.o Experience and ability to provide patient education.o Commitment and interest in working with low income and culturally diverse population.REQUIRED EDUCATION & OTHER CREDENTIALS:o Current and unrestricted Massachusetts Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Licenseo DEA an. Board Certification as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician AssistantCurrent CPR-BLS Certification

Keywords: National Coalition of Healthcare Recruiters, New Bedford, Urgent Care, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant, Healthcare, New Bedford, Massachusetts

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