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Granville Health System Primary Care - Nurse Practitioner or PA-C in Creedmoor, North Carolina

The Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner is#responsible for providing primary care services, including assessing, diagnosing, prescribing, treating, and educating patients. Manages#patients in the clinic following established standards and practices. # Primary Job Responsibilities:# Assesses patient status by obtaining health history through patient/family interviews and chart reviews; assessing/presenting illness, risk factors, family history, psychosocial situation, and cultural factors; and performing appropriate physical examination. Orders/performs appropriate laboratory diagnostic and other screening tests. Seeks other information as needed, including consultation with physicians and other clinicians, for evaluation of illness. Integrates data to determine diagnosis and therapeutic plan, including identification of any health risks. Develops and implements treatment plan by prescribing/dispensing medications and/or injections in compliance with medical practice guidelines and state laws. Handles minor lacerations. Instructs patient/family regarding medications and treatments. Educates patients regarding health promotion/illness prevention. Recommends appropriate community resources to meet patient/family needs. Prepares documentation for medical records including updating patient medical chart by posting examination and test results, diagnosis, medications, and treatment in written/computerized manner. Participates in peer reviews, chart reviews, staff education, clinical guideline development, and other continuing education and quality assurance activities to demonstrate compliance with standards, regulations, policies, and procedures. Complies with patient confidentiality requirements. Promotes patient advocacy. Collaborates with physicians in managing acute and long-term medical needs of patient. Provides monitoring and continuity of care between visits according to treatment plan including triaging patient calls/e-mails. Collaborates with multidisciplinary team members by making appropriate referrals. Completes documentation and submits billing records to Granville Health Inc according to the published policies on charting and bill sheet submission and provide the facility with a hard copy of the electronic documentation within 24-72 hours#of service for inclusion in the patient#s facility medical record. Be knowledgeable of and adhere to Granville Health Inc standards, policies and procedures. Be aware of and adhere to all legal and regulatory agencies# rules and guidelines and professional ethical standards. Comply with all regulatory agencies governing health care delivery. Maintains patient confidentiality at all times including appropriate use of cell phone, emails text messaging, patient charts and EMR. Agrees to abide by and be knowledgeable of HIPAA rules and regulations. Performs other duties as appropriate and/or assigned by Granville Health Inc. # QUALIFICATIONS Education:#Master#s degree in Nursing from an accredited educational institution or has graduated from a physician assistant educational program that is accredited by a National Commission on Accreditation of Allied Education Programs. # Other Requirements: Current state registered nurse license. Current state license as an advanced registered nurse practitioner with prescriptive authority or Licensed by the state of North Carolina as a Physician Assistant. Current DEA licensure or ability to obtain. Current ALS, BLS, PALS certification required upon hire or within 6 months. # Performance Requirements: # Knowledge: Knowledge of advanced practice of nursing including medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology and therapeutics, basic nutrition, behavioral factors, psychosocial/family systems, diagnostic testing, interpretation of results and clinical decision making, alternative treatment modalities. Knowledge of professional nursing theory, practices and regulations related to evaluating and providing patient care, and professional ethics related to the delivery of nursing care. Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments used to administer patient care. Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish/maintain a safe work environment. Knowledge of health promotion, health risk identification, and patient education principles and techniques. Knowledge of community, professional, and educational resources. Knowledge of practice management systems including electronic health record systems (EHRs). Allscripts experience a plus Skills: Skill in oral and written communication; interviewing to gather medical histories; providing presentations, consultations, facilitation, and documentation, e.g., writing medical orders, patient education materials, and medical record updates. Skill in case management, time management, problem solving, crisis intervention, multitasking, and other organizational matters. Skill in gathering and analyzing physiological, socioeconomic and emotional patient data. Skill in accurately evaluating patient problems and providing appropriate advice, intervention or referral. Skill in documenting clinical services. Skill in exercising a high degree of initiative, judgment and discretion. # Abilities: Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures. Ability to work collaboratively with all members of the health care team. Ability to make responsible decisions within the scope of a dependent medical practitioner. Ability to evaluate and make recommendations for continuous quality improvement. Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information. Ability to interpret, adapt, and apply guidelines and procedures. Ability communicate clearly and establish/maintain effective working relationships with patients, clinical staff, and the public. #