Saint Bernards Medical Center FRMC - NURSE PRACTITIONER - RURAL HEALTH CLINIC in Pocahontas, Arkansas
High school diploma or equivalent required. Graduate from an approved school of nursing or approved physician assistant training program. Current state license and DEA. Current CPR certification.
Minimum of 5 years in acute care nursing AND 1 year as a mid-level practitioner; OR 3 years as a mid-level practitioner. Above average interpersonal communication skills required: ability to deal with the public, patients, and fellow staff in a pleasant and professional manner. Knowledge of professional medical practice and care to give and evaluate patient care. Knowledge of the organizational policies, regulations, and procedures to administer patient care. Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care. Ability to interpret, adapt and apply treatment protocol guidelines and procedures. Ability to recognize medical condition requiring consultation with the collaborating physician, and to work with the collaborating physician, in person or by phone, on these and other cases outside the scope of established protocols.
This is a safety sensitive position. Please see the St. Bernards Substance Abuse Policy for further information.
Light physical effort (lift/carry up to 20lbs). Regularly exposed to risk of blood borne pathogens. Exposed to unpleasant elements.
Provides primary healthcare in collaboration with physicians, and under the general supervision of the medical director. Manages selected cases according to established protocols. Prepares case histories, medical reports and other records. Prepares treatment plans. Orders x-rays and other diagnostic procedures. Writes prescriptions according to protocols. Refers acute and chronic care patients. Conducts health assessments utilizing diagnostic tools and laboratory tests. Provides patient education counseling.