Overview and Responsibilities
The Nurse Practitioner is a professional registered nurse with advanced education and training in the primary care of patients based on his/her certification/scope of practice. The Nurse Practitioner is responsible for providing primary care to patients using approved clinical protocols under the supervision of a Medical Director and collaborating physicians. Performs all other duties as assigned.
Education: Master's Degree in Nursing Required. *** Experience: 3 years Healthcare/Medical - Nurse: Staff - Clinical Area Required. NICU/Newborn Nursery: Three years Staff Nurse experience in a Level II NICU required. Preferred: Women's Health/Breast Cancer, The Hip Fracture Center/The Joint Replacement Center: One year experience as an Advanced Practitioner.NICU/Newborn Nursery: One year experience as NNP in a Level II NICU. *** License/Certification/Registries (valid for the State of MS): Registered Nurse (RN) Required. Nurse Practitioner Certification Required. Basic Life Support (CPR) Certification within 30 Days of Employment Required. NICU/Newborn Nursery: Current NRP certification required. Preferred: Women's Health/Breast Cancer: Certified in specialty area(s) at first available opportunity - Breast Patient Navigator Certification, Clinical Breast Examiner Certification, Breast Self Examiner Trainer Certification. The Hip Fracture Center/The Joint Replacement Center: ONC NICU/Newborn Nursery: S.T.A.B.L.E. certification *** Skills: Must satisfactorily complete on an annual basis a competency evaluation for applicable skills in the clinic setting. Competent in medical procedural coding (CPT, ICD-9). Type 45 wpm, operate PC and various office equipment. Competent in alpha/numeric filing. Strong organizational, problem solving, decision making and critical thinking skills preferred. Able to work in a self directed environment, with an ability to work with and lead teams preferred. Display excellent presentation skills preferred. Experience with program accreditation preferred.
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