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Nurse Practitioner

KC CARE Health Center
Job Description
Posted 04/14/19
Description

Provides primary health care services including general and preventive medical care.

Clinical Care Duties:

  • Provides diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients, including performing history and physical exams and prescribing therapy; managing acute, chronic and preventive care; and referring for hospital and specialty services. These services are provided under a supervising physician.
  • Interprets laboratory results, results of outside tests and reports from outside consultants.
  • Makes competent health care diagnosis and treatment decisions with appropriate consultation with other clinic staff.
  • Provides or supervises patient information and education.
  • Assists in establishing guidelines for management of patients in collaboration with provider and nursing staff.
  • Maintains accurate records, medication lists, documentation of care and follow-up.
  • Identifies barriers to patient care and delivery of services and assists in formulating corrective action.
  • Collaborates with Vice President of General Medicine, Vice President of Specialty Services and Chief Medical Officer in the evaluation of services, program planning and program development.
  • Assists in the Quality Improvement program and development and implement quality guidelines and peer review.
  • Reviews current literature to remain current with advances in therapeutic interventions.
  • Incorporates research findings regarding health promotion, disease prevention and lifestyle choices into practice.
  • Serve as sub investigator as assigned.


Communication/Interpersonal:

  • Communicates patient’s health status accurately in verbal and written reports to appropriate health care providers (i.e. Charge Nurse, providers).
  • Communicates effectively, courteously and collaboratively with patient, providers, supervisors, and co-workers.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality.


Service Excellence:

  • Maintain a positive, helpful attitude to patients, providers and co-workers.
  • Seek to establish a working relationship with a positive attitude that enhances open communication.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of and commitment to the common goal of providing excellent patient care.
  • Participate in and support team meetings and activities.


Professionalism:

  • Attends, participates and satisfactorily completes mandatory in-services and educational programs.
  • Adhere to Kansas City CARE Clinic attendance standards.
  • Utilizes appropriate chain of command
  • Follows through on assignments to completion
  • Maintains a professional appearance and good hygiene.
  • Takes responsibility for own actions.


Safety/Risk Management:

  • Adheres to health center safety, infection control and hazardous waste procedures.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality at all times in accordance with HIPAA regulations.


General Employee Responsibilities:

  • Embrace the mission, vision and values of the Kansas City CARE Clinic.
  • Participate in Quality Improvement processes and activities in the organization.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality at all times in accordance with HIPAA regulations.
  • Provide orientation to new volunteers, students and employees.


Supervisory Duties:

  • Registered Nurse, Medical Assistant and any other health personnel when FNP is the senior-ranked health care Provider on site.

 

Physical Demands/Working Conditions:

  • Requires long periods of standing
  • Requires ability to lift, carry, push and pull up to 35 pounds.
  • Requires ability to stoop, kneel, bend, crouch and reach.
  • Requires ability to use routine office equipment such as computer and telephone.
  • Requires ability to comprehend both oral and written communications.
  • Requires sufficient near-vision to be able to read document and computer screen.
  • OSHA Category 1: All procedures or other job-related tasks involve an inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood, body fluids or tissues or a potential for spills or splashes of these fluids.
  • HIPAA Classification: Unrestricted Access: A workforce member with unrestricted access will have full access to patient’s protected health information, including the patient’s entire medical record, for patient care purposes.
Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Nursing.
  • Certification as an Adult or Family Nurse Practitioner.
  • Current Missouri medical license required.
  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience as Advanced Practice Nurse preferred.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required.
  • Ability to relate to a broad and diverse spectrum of the community.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks.
  • Ability to understand and present verbal instructions and to exchange verbal information.
  • Ability to work in a professional manner.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective, courteous working relationships with patients, coworkers and others.
  • Ability to work in Windows based computer environment.

The above information is intended to describe the most important aspects of the job. This job description is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required in order to perform the work. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. The KC CARE Health Center is committed to providing equal employment opportunity/affirmative action (EEO/AA) to all job applicants and employees.

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