Nurse Practitioner ED
Methodist Health System Omaha, NE
Purpose of Job
Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
Rare (1-33%): - Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
Explosives (pressurized gas)
Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
Essential Job Functions
Essential Functions I
Perform primary health care for patients by utilizing the processes of assessment and diagnosis of health status.
Obtain patient's medical and history information, data collection is prioritized according to immediate condition or needs.
Perform physical exam and determine patient's mental status.
Develop and implement treatment, follow-up and evaluation plans for patient outcomes.
Collaborate with physicians and other disciplines as appropriate and provides regular and consistent feedback.
Use appropriate assessment techniques & diagnostic information. Performs tests relevant to patient condition and record findings.
Order appropriate ancillary tests.
Derive diagnosis from the assessment data and diagnostic information as data becomes available.
Use new or additional data to form a treatment plan.
Perform telephone triage to determine patient condition and provides appropriate consultation scheduling appointments when needed.
Incorporate research into clinical practice as appropriate.
Implement interventions consistent with the established plan of care in a safe and appropriate manner.
Apply established therapeutic practices to patient's problem.
Administer medications and immunizations using the appropriate method and with physician oversight if applicable.
Prescribe medications according to Controlled Substance Registration Certificate issued by the DEA.
Generate referrals to appropriate services as needed to further diagnose and/or progress of care.
Evaluate patient care to determine response to care/interventions for optimal patient outcome.
Evaluate the patient's capabilities and/or limitations related to nursing and medical interventions.
Recognize and address patient and family capabilities and limitations (physical and mental).
Return patient telephone calls.
Monitor outcomes and documents patient response to interventions.
Seek out new treatment methods necessary to ensure patient progress.
Provide patient and family teaching and education specific to the patient's health care.
Proper use of medication and health/illness prevention to ensure adequate knowledge/awareness.
Interview and advise specific to patient needs.
Demonstrate sensitivity to family regarding need for patient information on a timely basis.
Work collaboratively with physicians and other team members to provide appropriate patient education geared to the patient's needs and family's ability to provide care.
Use adult learning principles for teaching purposes being careful to check for understanding and being available for follow-up questions.
Recommend references and resources such as printed materials, online, community and other information sources to fulfill the family's need for education.
Maintain a professional behavior in attitudes, demeanor, and interactions to achieve organization's mission.
Communicate effectively with physicians, staff and patients.
Is approachable and professional in working with other health professionals, patients and their family.
Maintain a professional appearance, behavior, and work environment.
Initiate action to correct, prevent, and/or minimize risk(s) to the patient, family or hospital/clinic employees (i.e., falls, needle sticks, patient concerns).
Communicate to appropriate personnel regarding unresolved issues.
Serve as a role model in the provision of emerging care.
Serve as a reliable/knowledgeable resource for staff.
Participate in meetings, research on special projects and professional organizations.
Comply with the bylaws, rules and regulations of the organization as they pertain to Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants.
Know and follow organization policy & procedures.
Follow Medical Protocols for professional discipline.
Follow guidelines of regulatory bodies (FDA etc.).
Co-signatures required by attending physician.
Maintain complete patient records.
Document data appropriately.
Document treatment plan of care that is individualized, appropriate and reflects patient's needs.
Document consultations with other practitioners/physicians.
Participate in performance improvement and outcome management.
Meet regularly with medical director for chart reviews.
Identify concerns in patient care & follows up according to hospital policy.
Participate in patient satisfaction and other quality improvement initiatives.
Participate in tracking of variances in care.
Provide appropriate care specific to the age of the patient to ensure understanding and comfort level of treatment as outlined in the "Age Specific Criteria".
Demonstrates ability to identify opportunities for and give individualized customer service/patient care according to customer/patient needs.
Right Communication (clear, concise, correct, complete)
Essential Functions II
Participate in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
Follow and understand the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
| Date Posted
August 7, 2017
| Date Closes
October 6, 2017
| Located In
| Work At
NE Methodist Hospital
Saturday / Sunday, 12 hour shifts (10am - 10pm) hours per week
| SOC Category
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