LOCATION: 3691 Ridge Mill Dr, Hilliard
POSITION PURPOSE: Under the direction of a Physician or Lead Physician, collaborates with physicians to provide comprehensive assessment, treatment and evaluation of patients in an outpatient clinic setting; healthcare services provided include care during acute and chronic phases of illness, education and counseling of individuals and referral to other healthcare providers and community resources when appropriate. Responsible for coordination of care for clinic patients.
REQUIREMENTS: Pediatrics experience. Current Ohio Registered Nursing License. Master's degree in nursing and successful completion of an acceptable Nurse Practitioner education program. Certification as a Nurse Practitioner to include Prescriptive Authority. Knowledge of triage procedures along with clinic, physician office and/or urgent care experience. Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards. Knowledge of appropriate procedures and standards for the administration of medications and patient care aids. Ability to educate and clearly communicate with patients and/or families as to the nature of disease and to provide instruction on proper care and treatment. Ability to convey information both in writing and verbally. High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy. Analytical ability and critical thinking to gather and interpret data and develop, recommend, and implement solutions.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs history and physical examinations on new and return patients; establishes presumptive diagnosis; establishes the general workup of the patient by ordering appropriate laboratory studies and testing.
Works in collaboration with physician in formulating treatment plans for health problems and follow-up.
Conducts comprehensive or episodic health assessments and develops patient care plans within clinical nursing practice and medical care protocols. Reviews, assesses patient medications.
Evaluates outcomes of care delivered to patients and initiates changes in the nursing approach accordingly.
Triages clinic patient calls. Notify physician of need and follow up with patient according to provider instructions as necessary.
Shares responsibility with nurses to talk with patients inclusive of but not limited to refill requests or medication questions and calls in medication orders to the pharmacy. Works with pharmacy on any questions/concerns they have about a patient medication.
Works with physicians or other providers in reviewing inpatient and outpatient patient labs, communicates abnormal values to responsible physician, and performs necessary intervention.
Collaborates with the nurse/patient/family/physician/and community resources for coordination of patient care via telephone, fax and electronic methods.
Assumes accountability for patient care in making decisions, performing and delegating tasks as necessary, and maintaining a comfortable environment for the patient. Responsible for appropriate documentation in medical record.
Recognizes patient rights and provides for confidentiality of patient information and for dignity through own performance and in relationship with others.
Collaborates with other disciplines; promotes and supports research activities; and utilizes available resources to provide and improve patient care.
Participates in staff meetings and quality improvement team efforts, including meetings to discuss quality assurance improvement initiatives.
Attendance, promptness, professionalism, the ability to pay attention to detail, cooperativeness with co-workers and supervisors, and politeness to customers, vendors, and patients.
Other duties or special projects as assigned.