The Advanced Practitioner provides comprehensive health care to patients in collaboration with physicians and other staff including medical evaluation, treatment, counseling and referrals.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
o Evaluates and implements patient health care needs.
o Performs routine exams and obtains patient histories.
o Manages patient treatment program based on assessment of needs.
o Initiates treatment via prescriptions, diagnostic tests, exams and procedures.
o Reviews lab results and plans actions according to results.
o Performs routine health maintenance activities for new and established patients.
o Coordinates patient care and makes referrals to physicians, nurses, psychologists, nutritionists, et cetera, as needed.
o Collaborates and communicates with other professionals, nurses, physicians, and outside agencies regarding patient care.
o Coordinates patient care and family counseling with public and mental health agencies as appropriate.
o Teaches wellness habits and educates patients on prevention of potential health problems or method of dealing with present problems.
o Provides information and materials relating to patient health care needs.
o Develops educational programs for medical and/or nursing students and the general public, upon request.
o Performs administrative duties such as writing admission and discharge orders, working with office staff regarding patient problems, scheduling, records, etc.
o Maintains knowledge of current medical practices and skills. Develops, writes and/or updates Nurse Practitioner practice protocols as directed by physician.
o Acts as lead care provider among other support staff, such as nurses and medical assistants.
Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner or Medical Physician Assistant with current license to practice in the state of Pennsylvania
Physician Assistants must also have a current certification through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
One year experience in internal medicine is preferred
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is required