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Nurse Practitioner- Adult Medicine or Family Medicine

Location: Lowell
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

DescriptionSUMMARYAs a member of the healthcare team, participates in patient care by making assessments and helpingpatients manage and understand their chronic illness, acute episodes, and exacerbation.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.? Examines and treats patients to assure continuity of care.? Makes assessment of each patient which includes, but is not limited to, presenting problem,medical history, allergies, psycho-social problems, medications, and current living arrangementof individuals and their families.? Reviews lab values that are abnormal and plans appropriate disposition/treatment in absence ofthe primary physician.? Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age ofpatients served.? Identifies need for client/family teaching and/or referrals. Prioritizes patient needs based onassessment and patient's verbalized areas of concern.? Develops a plan for teaching based on mutual goals that addresses patients assessed and statedneeds.? Participates in a multi-disciplinary approach directed toward client's needs and care. Consultswith other health care providers (i.e. case manager, family planning, etc.) Involves familymembers and/or significant others in plan of care, as appropriate.? Provides care following approved protocols in a safe manner. Evaluates care provided andpatient's response to recommended course of treatment.? Provides an opportunity to the patient, significant other, and other family members to gainknowledge about wellness, illness and rehabilitation. Explains procedures in a clear, concisemanner, with sensitivity to patients' level of understanding, culture, age andlanguage. Documents all teaching material given to the patients, or family members includingtheir response, comprehension and need for further follow-up.? Demonstrates clinical competence and professional commitment in Nursing Practice byadhering to established standards of practice and utilizing appropriate scientific principles.? Participates in the orientation/teaching process, when requested, to assure that newemployee/student will become familiar with policies, procedures, and expectations for the jobrole.? Is a proponent of the Improvement process and works cooperatively with team members inmaking necessary changes.? Acts as a resource person to the healthcare team. Provides informational sessions as requested.? Develops and maintains systems for patient educational materials and staff.? Assumes any and all additional duties and responsibilities consistent with the aforementionedduties and responsibilities.? Performs physical examinations and preventive health measures within prescribed protocols,guidelines and instructions of Physician.? Orders, interprets, and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's clinicalproblems and health care needs.? Records physical findings, and formulates plan and prognosis, based on patient's condition.? Discusses case with Physician and other health professionals to prepare comprehensive patientcare plan.? Submits health care plan and goals of individual patients for periodic review and evaluation byPhysician.? Prescribes or recommends drugs or other forms of treatment such as physical therapy,inhalation therapy, or related therapeutic procedures.? Refers patients to Physician for consultation or to specialized health resources for treatment.? Participates in quality assurance activities.SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:This job has no direct supervisory responsibilities.QUALIFICATIONS:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essentialjob functions.EDUCATION:Current Massachusetts Nurse Practitioner LicenseMasters in NursingBoard Certification in appropriate disciplineCurrent CPR Certification

Keywords: LOWELL COMMUNITY HEALTH CTR., Lowell , Nurse Practitioner- Adult Medicine or Family Medicine, Healthcare , Lowell, Massachusetts

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