URGENT CARE/OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH - NURSE PRACTITIONER/PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT - #390703
Mountain View Hospital Llc
Date: 08/20/2021 01:30 AM
City: Idaho Falls, Idaho
Contract type: Full Time
Work schedule: Full Day
JOB SUMMARY: Medical provider. Assess, Diagnose, Plan, Evaluate, and treats urgent care patients, employees, Occupational Health clients, and injured Workers Compensation clients. Perform work and sports related physicals.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant
- Evaluate and treat patients with acute minor medical illness, minor acute exacerbations of chronic illness, and minor injuries.
- Perform minor office procedures such as laceration repairs, splints, cyst or toenail excision, abscess incision and drainage, etc.
- Evaluate and provide appropriate stabilization for patients with acute serious medical conditions or injuries and facilitate transfer as appropriate to an emergency facility or hospital.
- Evaluate, treat and provide follow-up care of patients with work-related injuries, requesting referral when appropriate.
- Perform wellness physicals, work-related physicals (such as DOT, respirator, pre-employment) and sports physicals.
- Manage the patient’s care in a timely manner and maintain a level of productivity that is equivalent to the other providers on staff.
- Interact with office, laboratory, radiology, and nursing staff as part of the patient care process.
- Perform required quality assurance steps in the patient care process.
- Interpret laboratory, radiology, EKG and basic pulmonary function tests.
- Thoroughly and accurately document every patient encounter.
- Bill appropriately for each patient care visit following CMS guidelines.
- Respond to requests from the hospital QMP (qualified medical personnel), via telephone or in person as appropriate, for management of hospital walk-in patients.
- Respond as appropriate to any activation of a local or state wide Disaster Code or Multi-casualty Incident (MSI).
- Handle all patient evaluations and transfers in compliance with federal EMTALA Regulations.
- Interface, as appropriate and necessary, with providers and medical personnel within and outside of Mountain View Hospital whenever necessary to ensure good patient care.
- Serve as the Team Leader for your assigned shift if you are the most medically qualified personnel. This may involve supervising or providing back up to other Nurse Practitioners or Physician’s Assistants.
- Interacts with insurers, adjusters, case managers, and other entities as necessary.
- Perform other duties as deemed necessary.
Education/Certification: Licensed Nurse Practitioner/Physicians Assistant Maintains current Idaho licensure, National Certification, Federal DEA and Idaho Board of Pharmacy certifications. Completes adequate CE/CME as required by licensure and certifications. Maintains current certification in BLS. Works within the scope of practice as defined by the Idaho Board of Nursing (NPs) or Idaho Board of Medicine (PAs). Maintains Medical Staff privileges. Maintains National Registry Certified Medical Examiner’s certification (DOT NRCME). Requires an NPI number.
Experience: At least two years experience working independently in a primary care, urgent care, or emergency care setting evaluating and treating a broad range of patients, in terms of age (infants to elderly), medically compliant (infectious disease, cardiac, orthopedic, etc.) and acuity level (routine, urgent and emergent).
Equipment/Technology: Works with computers, diagnostic equipment, and medical equipment.
Language/Communication: Communicate well with staff, patients, family members, clients, outside entities, and consultants. Second language fluency is an asset.
Mathematical Skills: Basic math skills necessary to calculate medication dosages and formulas.
Mental Capabilities: High level of diagnostic thinking, often rapid. Must be able to perform multi-tasking with frequent interruptions. Must be capable of on-the spot problem-solving. Strong knowledge of up-to-date clinical information. Must be flexible.
Interpersonal: Ability to inspire staff to tackle challenging work. Ability to recognize, understand and address the needs of patients and family members on multiple levels. Ability to communicate well and inspire trust when encountering individuals of all cultures, levels of education and walks of life. Ability to project a feeling of caring and concern to others.
Performance: Must be able to work efficiently and comply with daily demands. Works well under pressure and able to meet multiple and competing deadlines. Able to work as part of a team of clinical providers who share responsibility for the patients’ well-being and the clinics’ operations. Understands the requirements of being a department of a hospital and complies with that level of quality .
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