Phelps County Regional Medical Center Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant- Medical Group in St James, Missouri
The Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant, in collaboration and consultation with physicians, staff RNs and other health care professionals, provides holistic, compassionate care to Members and families. The Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant practices within the context of collaborative management with a physician(s) in diagnosing, managing, and preventing acute and chronic illness and disease, and promoting wellness. Nurse Practitioners have an advanced nursing practice that includes independent nursing functions based on the applicable Scope of Practice, nursing standards of care and a role in medical management within a collaborative agreement with a physician(s).
Performs in-depth health risk assessments on all assigned Members
Works collaboratively with physicians, case managers, social workers, family members, key care givers and any appropriate ancillary medical personnel as appropriate
Responsible for identifying overall quality improvement activities through assessing and planning health care which is individualized to the member and consistent with policies and protocols
Reviews and interprets the medical, surgical and social history of members
Performs appropriate screening procedures for members
Interprets laboratory and other diagnostic data and recommends appropriate treatments or actions for follow-up, reconciles medications
Responsible for prescribing or performing various treatment modalities - including, but not limited to: medications, injections, wellness counseling, suturing and ancillary testing
Is compliant with OSHA, State Board of Nursing
Participates in all mandatory compliance and other training programs, seeks guidance for compliance-related concerns and adheres to all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures
Refers members to PCP, case management and disease management programs as necessary
Practices in accordance with applicable local, state, and federal laws which govern confidentiality and medical information privacy regulations (HIPAA)
Consistently identifies unmet needs and gaps in care, and initiates appropriate referrals as indicated
Synthesizes information and easily diagnoses and creates a comprehensive plan of care.
Achieves clinical performance targets.
Accurately completes HRA and achieves target quality metrics
Participates in different roles or interdisciplinary teams as assigned
Communicates and collaborates with Facility leadership to achieve Member care needs and goals
POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must be able to demonstrate computer skills, including use of e-mail and Microsoft office word and excel
Must be able to demonstrate effective written communication skills including but not limited to writing reports and correspondence
Must be able to demonstrate effective verbal communication skills, including but not limited to speaking effectively to members, providers, families and staff and listening to members, providers and families
Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, and use time effectively and efficiently.
Demonstrated successful experience working in an environment of change. Effectively copes with change and uncertainty; responds and "shifts gears" comfortably
Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of both external and internal customers, acts with customers in mind
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with customers, and gain their trust and respect
Uses logical methods to solve problems with effective solutions; looks beyond the obvious for solutions
Is action oriented and sees challenges as opportunities
Baseline Clinical Knowledge
Minimum 2 years clinical experience as a Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant in geriatric, adult or family practice setting
Proven ability to perform comprehensive, adult/geriatric physical exam
Demonstrated ability to identify, diagnose and document chronic disease in adults
Demonstrated ability to recognize conditions, characteristics, and behaviors that place seniors at risk
Proven ability to pursue feedback, continuing education and professional development
Ability to effectively reconcile medications
Demonstrated ability to identify and document the needs of clinically complex Members
Pertinent Clinical Work Experience which is relevant to population being served.
- Graduated from an accredited Adult/Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant program
Current RN and NP or PA licensure in state of practice
Board certification by AANP or ANCC, in Adult, Family Practice and Geriatrics or Adult-Gerontology Primary Care.
Current CPR certification through American Heart Association
Geriatric certification. If not certified, certification must be obtained within 18 months of employment.
NCBDE National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators is preferred.
Knowledge of community resources
Previous experience working with behavioral health populations
Experience working with low income and disadvantaged populations
Previous work with vulnerable adults or senior population
Travel Requirements: Travel required
Must meet company driving standards
Must have valid state driver's license and be able to drive a car
Must meet company's automobile liability insurance standards and provide proof of coverage
Must be able to independently travel to assigned locations
Physical and Psychological Demands:
Requires prolonged sitting
Requires bending, stooping, twisting, kneeling, crouching, crawling and/or stretching from seated or standing positions
Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate medical equipment, computer tablet, computer keyboard, telephone, copier, calculator and other office equipment
Requires close vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust visual focus, hearing and smelling
Must be able to communicate information via telephone or computer
Requires moderate to intense concentration due to complexity of the job
Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.
Must be able to observe "Universal Precautions" for blood-borne pathogens and body fluids
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made upon request to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to variable temperatures, fumes or airborne particles, blood and other body fluids. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The time will be split between administrative and clinical duties based on the needs of facility. The preceding functions may not be comprehensive in scope regarding work performed by an employee assigned to this position classification. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of this position. Management also reserves the right to make reasonable accommodations so that a qualified employee(s) can perform the essential functions of the position.