City
S. Central Arizona
State
AZ
Position Id
2337

Nurse Practitioner
Arizona

Promotes and maintains patients’ health by providing health care services to the extent to which she/he is licensed and/or certified.

Essential Functions:

  • Under the general supervision of the Medical Director, examines patients, takes medical history, records results, and makes preliminary diagnosis of disease, illness, and injury and decides care plan, or follow-up procedures.
  • Assesses patient health by interviewing patients, performing physical examinations, obtaining, updating, and studying medical histories
  • Identifies short-term and long-range patient care issues that must be addressed, provide information, and recommend options and course of action
  • Orders diagnostic tests such as X-rays, electrocardiograms, and blood work, and interprets test results
  • Performs therapeutic procedures, such as immunizations, injections, suturing and wound care, and managing infection
  • Instructs and counsels patients by describing therapeutic regimens and promoting wellness and health maintenance
  • Provides continuity of care by developing and implementing patient care plans, instructing and counseling patients, and recording progress
  • Works in triage and makes decisions on patient care needs
  • Maintains outpatient records by documenting patient care services
  • Record statistics, conduct research, and compile reports as deemed necessary by the organization
  • Performs referrals to specialists as needed, writes prescriptions for medications and equipment, and performs office procedures within the scope of expertise, protocols, and available equipment
  • Provides general health education regarding matters such as proper diet, family planning, emotional problems of daily living, and health maintenance
  • Assists physician, as required, for emergency treatment and procedures that are more complex
  • Instructs nurses, medical assistants, back office assistants regarding assistance with patient care

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Provides coverage as needed at our center various centers
  • Acts as a resource for decisions, planning, and policies affecting the health of patients
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies
  • Participates in in-service/education regarding Quality Improvement
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned or requested

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to learn and adapt
  • Ability to direct others and to make independent decisions
  • Demonstrated competencies in dealing with all age groups including neonates, infants, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients

Education and Experience:

  • Successful completion of an approved nurse practitioner or physician assistant program (graduation from one of these programs requires a high school diploma or equivalency).
  • Current approval by the Joint Board of Medical Examiners and Board of Nursing to perform medical acts.
  • Must be currently licensed as a Nurse Practitioner in Arizona.
  • Master of Science in Health Sciences or related field required.
For more information, contact Ren'e Pelayo at 602 788-5890 x 116 and send your resume to Rene@apnusa.com.