Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Purpose of Job: Improve the overall health of the communities we serve by providing primary medical services at CHAS clinics in accordance with policies, procedures and regulations of the CHAS Board of Directors and administration as follows:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: ·Treats a mixed patient population, across gender, age and ethnicity, as well as insured and un-insured patients.
·Examines patient to determine general physical condition and records findings in electronic health record.
·Orders or executes various tests, analyses, and diagnostic images to provide information on patient's condition.
·Analyzes reports and findings and diagnoses condition.
·Prescribes or recommends drugs or other forms of treatment such as physical therapy, inhalation therapy, or related therapeutic procedures. Orders inoculations and vaccinations for patients to immunize from communicable diseases.
·Performs minor surgery. Refers patients to medical specialist or other practitioner for specialized treatment.
·Advises patients concerning diet, hygiene, and methods for prevention of disease.
·Reports births, deaths, and outbreak of contagious diseases to governmental authorities.
·Participates in provider staff meetings and peer reviews.
·Cares for mothers and babies for deliveries.
·Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Education/Experience: Graduation from a Masters level, accredited Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner school. BLS certification required. Valid licensure in Washington State required. Secure narcotic prescription privileges. Board Certified or Eligible. Must be able to secure credentialing through identified agencies (Medicare, Medicaid, etc.).
Skills: Effective oral and written communication skills required. Computer skills required.
Physical Demands: Providers must be able to move around the facility between 1/3rd and 2/3rds of the day, as well as sit at a workstation or in patient rooms. Using hands occurs over 2/3rds of the day, while reaching with arms occurs less than 1/3rd of the day. Communicating is also required over 2/3rds of the day, while climbing, stooping or crawling is minimal. Lifting up to 10 lbs occurs about half the time, while up to and above 25 lbs occurs only occasionally. 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 to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.